Fighting for your legal rights and freedom in Arizona

Aggressive Mesa Defender in Family Crimes and Misdemeanor Cases

The Law Office of Donna M. Hougen, PC has helped clients in Arizona who face charges in family crimes and misdemeanors since 1998. We do our best to effect plea bargains so these issues don't affect your family law matters. A criminal conviction, criminal diversion and any criminal admission or plea can can adversely affect your Child Custody Parenting Time and Decision Making situation. For example:

If you have been accused of a misdemeanor crime, we provide you with strategic criminal defense, generally for a flat fee. We believe in aggressive involvement from the pre-charging stage all the way through trial and post-trial proceedings in state courts.

We help you and your family understand the law, counsel you on your legal options, and then create and prepare the defense you deserve.

Types of Offenses

  • Misdemeanors - Common misdemeanors include petty theft, public intoxication, assault, trespassing and indecent exposure. Penalties for misdemeanors include fines,probation, community service and can include time in jail.
  • Domestic Violence - A domestic abuse charge can affect your employment, your family and the rest of your life. We can protect or defend you, and work to have your charges dropped or reduced. Domestic violence can include interference with custodial rights.
  • Stalking - If you have been accused of stalking, you may face criminal charges or a restraining order. We fight to reach the best outcome for you.
  • Intimidation by Telephone - A person commits the offense of intimidation by a telephone call having the intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend another. We can protect or defend you.
  • Invasion of Privacy - Invasion of privacy is the intrusion into the personal life of another, without just cause. The victim has the right to file a lawsuit for damages. These crimes include workplace monitoring, violation of Internet privacy, data collection and other means of disseminating private information. We can protect or defend you.
  • Drug Crimes - We represent adults and juveniles charged in state courts with possession of illicit and prescription drug possession that is illegal.
  • DUI/DWI - We know the complexities of Arizona drunk driving laws and understand how a DUI/DWI conviction can compromise your parenting time and decision making rights as well as your reputation, driving privileges and career.
  • Juvenile Law - Juvenile crimes can include DUI arrest, minor in possession, robbery, rape, murder and any other crime that can be committed by an adult. Individuals under 18 who commit these crimes can be punished under juvenile law. We can help if someone in your family has been convicted of a juvenile crime.
  • Minor in Possession - These crimes can be related to DUI, assault, vandalism and disorderly conduct. A conviction can negatively affect a young person's future and jeopardize his or her status as a student, employee or parent. It can also impact the decision making and parenting time over a child who has been delinquent. We work to get charges dropped or minimized.

Experienced Representation in Mesa, Arizona

When you need an experienced family matter lawyer to defend and protect you, call the Law Office of Donna M. Hougen at (480) 535-8422 or contact us online to schedule your free initialconsultation.