Strong Defense Against Domestic Violence Charges

Domestic violence situation can be challenging and life-altering for everyone involved. It is essential for the police to do everything possible to protect alleged victims. However, in doing so, it is important that the supposed victim does not use the law to violate the rights of a spouse or other family member by falsely painting that person as the perpetrator.

I am criminal defense lawyer Philip DeJong. I have nearly 40 years of experience representing clients in a range of criminal defense matters, including assault and domestic violence defense. At the Law Office of Philip DeJong in Ukiah, I will take the time to listen to the details of your situation and provide you with a number of helpful services.

Domestic Violence Convictions Lead To Serious Consequences

In almost every case, when the police are called for domestic violence, someone is arrested and sent to jail, and California prosecutors pursue these cases aggressively. If you are convicted of domestic violence, you could face jail time, incarceration, public humiliation and the loss of your right to carry a firearm.

Even if you are completely innocent, false accusations made by a vengeful spouse can put your future on the line. A skilled attorney can mean the difference between jail and freedom.

Working To Keep Families Together

Perhaps the worst outcome of a domestic violence conviction is the strain it puts on families that may be split apart. I defend clients against domestic violence charges, and even go a step further. In nearly 40 years of handling criminal cases, I have learned that one of my jobs is to help my clients keep their families together. In many cases, I have called my clients' spouses and helped my clients get the psychiatric care or drug and alcohol counseling needed to bring their families back together and to begin healing their wounds.

Don't Risk The Loss Of Your Family

I offer free initial consultations, so contact me to discuss your rights and options for defending yourself against domestic violence charges. Contact me as soon as you can — before talking to the police, if possible. Call 707-877-4099 (888-368-9042 toll free) or contact me online to schedule your free initial consultation.