Amber S. Johnson

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Johnson Criminal Defense
Amber S. Johnson
Johnson Criminal Defense

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 2009

Education: University of Minnesota Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021
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Johnson Criminal Defense

3109 Hennepin Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408 Visit website

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Attorney Amber S. Johnson is the founder of Johnson Criminal Defense in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Nationally recognized as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the country, Ms. Johnson devotes her time and resources to advocating on behalf of those throughout Hennepin County, Ramsey County, and all other surrounding counties and communities who stand accused or are under investigation for serious criminal offenses such as DWI, drug crimes, assault, domestic violence, criminal sexual conducts, and other felonies and misdemeanors.

A 2004 summa cum laude graduate of St. Cloud State University, Ms. Johnson attended the University of Minnesota Law School, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2009. 

Recognized for her success as well as her impeccable professionalism and high ethical standards, Ms. Johnson received a Top 40 under 40 designation from The National Trial Lawyers. Additionally, both the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers voted her among the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction in Minnesota for the past several years. Ms. Johnson has also earned many positive reviews and referrals from her satisfied clients, and she currently holds an "Excellent" rating on Avvo.

Ms. Johnson's success is the direct result of her passion for the law and her unmatched legal abilities borne from her more than nine years of practice. In all cases, she treats her clients with the respect and dignity they deserve no matter how serious the charges against them. This dedication to those she serves has earned her a reputation as a tenacious legal advocate who takes the time to educate her clients on their rights and options while delivering effective defense counsel with the utmost integrity and confidence.

Active in her legal community, Ms. Johnson is a member of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

Focus areas

Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Sex Offenses

  • 60% Criminal Defense
  • 40% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

First Admitted: 2009, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.defendingyoumn.com/about/

Educational Background:
  • St. Cloud State University, B.S., Mass Communications, summa cum laude
Honors/Awards:
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2020
  •    , Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2019
  •    , Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2018
  •   , "10 Best Attorney" for Minnesota, American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 2018
  •      , "10 Best Attorney" for Minnesota, American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  •   , "10 Best Attorney" for Minnesota, American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • "10 Best Attorney" for Minnesota, American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 2015
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • State v. W.D. - Case dismissed including Drive by Shooting and 5 other Felony counts upon challenging probable cause for the charges., 2022
  • State v. K.A. - 1st Deg. Drug Sale with mandatory 65 months case settled mid-trial for Stay of Imposition., 2022
  • State v. C.H. - Failure to Register as Predatory Offender case dismissed prior to trial., 2021
  • State v. W.C. - 3rd Deg. Drug Possession case dismissed prior to suppression hearing., 2021
  • Successfully represented the respondent in an HRO. The judge dismissed  the HRO after an evidentiary hearing. , 2021
  • State v. T.S. - 2nd Degree Assault dismissed due in large part to Defense investigation revealing only physical evidence (bullet holes in awning) were present months before the alleged incident., 2020
  • State v. A.S. - 4th Degree DWI resulting in a stay of adjudiction., 2020
  • State v. M.K. - Assault, Domestic Assault, and Assault on an Unborn Child charges successfully negotiated to a continuance for dismissal., 2020
  • State v. M.G.  - Multiple 5th Degree Drug Possession cases, probation violation, and domestic assault case resulting in two stays of adjudication and two dismissals after Ms. Johnson successfully worked with her client to enter and successfully complete a treatment program., 2020
  • State v. K.B. - 3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct received Stay of Adjudication., 2019
  • State v. G.F. - Carrying a Pistol While Under Influence of Alcohol (Misdemeanor) dismissed with plea to Petty Misdemeanor - Failure to Drive in Single Lane., 2019
  • State v. J.D. - Domestic Assault (all charges) dismissed., 2019
  • State v. B.O.  - Interference with 911 Call and Domestic Assault (all charges) dismissed pretrial., 2019
  • State v. T.J. - Gross Misdemeanor Domestic Assault (all charges) dismissed pretrial., 2019
  • State v. B.L. - 1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct received Stay of Adjudication and does not have to register., 2018
  • Forfeiture - Ms. Johnson successfully argued the return of a seized and set to be forfeited vehicle prior to hearing by showing that the vehicle was seized illegally by law enforcement., 2018
  • State v. E.P. - 1st Degree Aiding and Abetting Drug Possession and Sale (all charges) dismissed pretrial., 2018
  • State v. J.D. - 2nd Degree DWI (all charges) dismissed pretrial., 2018
  • P.Y. v. Commissioner of Public Safety - Driver's License Revocation Rescinded, 2018
  • State v. P.Y. 4th Degree DWI (all charges) dismiss pretrial., 2018
  • State v. M.S. - Felony Stalking dismissed with Plea to Misdemeanor OFP Violation., 2017
  • State v. A.S. 4th Degree DWI dismissed., 2017
  • State v. J.D. - 2nd Degree DWI dismissed., 2017
  • State v. L.S. - Felony Jury Tampering dismissed with Plea to Misdemeanor Obstruction of Legal Process., 2017
  • State v. A.S. - 5th Degree Drug Possession received diversion with dismissal of the charge after completion., 2017
  • State v. S.Y - 5th Degree Drug Possession dismissed., 2016
  • State v. J.H. - 5th Degree Drug Possession received diversion with dismissal of the charge after completion., 2016
  • State v. L.Y. - Misdemeanor Domestic Assault dismissed with Plea to a Disorderly Conduct with a Stay of Adjudication., 2016
  • State v. S.A. - 5th Degree Domestic Assault dismissed., 2015
  • State v. A.C. - Continuance for Dismissal on a Misdemeanor Theft, case dismissed., 2015
  • State v. D.H. - Gross Misdemeanor Domestic Assault dismissed., 2015
  • State v. R.J. - 5th Degree Drug Possession received diversion with dismissal of the charge after completion., 2015
  • State v. B.B - Gross Misdemeanor Interference with a 911 Call and 2 Counts of 5th Degree Domestic Assault dismissed., 2014
  • State v. C.N. - 5th Degree Domestic Assault dismissed with a Vacate and Dismiss on a plea to a Disorderly Conduct., 2014
  • State v. C.H. - 5th Degree Domestic Assault dismissed., 2014
  • State v. K.H. - 5th Degree Drug Possession dismissed., 2014
  • State v. M.O. - 2nd Degree Drug Sale dismissed with Plea to a Stay of Imposition on a 4th Degree Drug Charge., 2013
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member of Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2022
  • Member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2022
  • Member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2021
  • Member of Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2021
  • Member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2020
  • Member of Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2020
  • Member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2019
  • Member of Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2019
  • Member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2018
  • Member of Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2018
  • Member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2017
  • Member of Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2017
  • Member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2016
  • Member of Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2016
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, 2016
  • Member of Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2015
  • Member of Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2014

Office location for Amber S. Johnson

3109 Hennepin Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Phone: 612-889-8808

Selections

3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021

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