Law Offices of Johnson & Johnson


The California Supreme Court in Loder v. Superior Court stated, “Although arrest records do serve valid and important public purposes, an arrest can haunt a person for the rest of his life.” An arrest history can certainly affect individuals seeking employment or professional certification. If you were detained or arrested for a crime but never convicted of a crime, there…Read More

We all know a misdemeanor conviction can negatively affect your life in many ways. A conviction on your record can impact your ability to attain employment, professional licenses, housing, and access to finances and travel. In the end, affecting your ability to provide for yourself and your family. If you have criminal convictions on your record you should take action…Read More

We know that living with a felony conviction can be very difficult. It can impact your ability to receive employment, professional licensing, housing, access to loans and ability to travel. If you have a felony conviction which did not include a state prison sentence, there are specific remedies available through the California Court system to reduce and/or dismiss those convictions.…Read More

When there are Domestic Violence Retraining Order (DVRO) filings, there can be a multitude of victims, including those are falsely accused of perpetrating domestic violence. The unfortunate truth is that people are not always honest when they make such filings, even though that is what the law requires and mandates (i.e. declaration under penalty of perjury). In practice, we have…Read More

During the reunification process, visitation in Juvenile Dependency cases is penultimate. It is the starting process, along with compliance with the case plan, to mend the familial unit and to maintain and strengthen the bond between the parent(s) and the child(ren). The Welfare and Institutions Code expressly enumerates that during the reunification process, parents should have as much visitation as…Read More

There are different stages of the social worker’s duty to provide reasonable services. At the first stage of the social worker’s requirement to provide services to keep your family together is just prior to the very first hearing: the detention hearing. (If you have a CPS case now or it looks like CPS is heading to court to file a…Read More

Your child or children have been taken by CPS. Until the real facts are figured out CPS must provide reasonable services to reunify you with your children. So, what is that? Why is this important? And how does it affect you right now? How will it affect you when the courts open back up (at least open back up where…Read More

The Saturday Special with Michael Zwerling- May 17th 2014- Is the CPS Out of Control?- Guests: Julian "Jerry" Dominguez, Co-Author of "A Culture of Fear: an inside look at Los Angeles County's Department of Children & Family Services", Fox Sloan, Family Rights Activist and Carin Johnson, Child Dependency Attorney. MZ's in-studio guest is the Co-author of "A Culture of Fear:…Read More

CONCORD — As part of a settlement agreement approved this week, the city will pay $1.2 million to the family of a 21-year-old Antioch man shot and killed by two officers in 2013. The agreement, approved by the Concord City Council during a closed session on Tuesday, comes weeks before a lawsuit by the family of Charles Burns was scheduled…Read More

I strongly recommend Carin Johnson of The Law Offices of Johnson and Johnson. They are based in Walnut Creek and one of the only 10 lawyers in the entire state of California that actually know what they are doing when it comes to CPS and false allegations etc. Her website is: Her passion is unbelievable and she is a…Read More

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