is a person you can trust for your criminal defense, divorce, restraining order, living trust, and other legal needs. David is adept at communicating the legal process in Spanish.
After hours & weekends: 707-583-9502
Criminal Defense Law
Santa Rosa attorney David Hamilton has experience in a wide range of criminal issues, both felony and misdemeanor, adult and juvenile. This experience includes work on such charges as weapon’s possession, child molestation, assault, felony assault with great bodily injury, drug sales/possession, DUI and domestic violence. More recently, he has experience a high success rate with Oppositions to Law Enforcement Asset Forfeiture.
David Hamilton's law office provides services in regard to Elder Abuse Protection, Workplace Violence, Domestic Violence, and Civil Harassment Restraining Orders. We have represented both the Plaintiff as well as the Defendant. David has prevailed in numerous restraining order trials as well as the all-important initial Order to Show Cause Hearing.
Mr. Hamilton was formerly a Child Custody Evaluator and uses his experience to provide clients with compassionate and comprehensive representation in Child/Spousal Support and Divorce cases. This also provides him with the ability to prepare and guide each client throughout the Family Court Services Mediation process.
Because of the variety of issues he has addressed in Family Law and his wide range of experience in law enforcement, David is able to use this insight to help expedite the process of challenging venue or jurisdiction and restoring a primary custodial parent’s rights.
Wills & Trusts
The Law Office of David J. Hamilton can prepare Trust packages at a reasonable price. These packages include Wills, Living Trusts, Advance Health Care Directives, and a Durable Power of Attorney.
Detailed Investigation Services
Having spent 27 years working in law enforcement, Mr. Hamilton is well versed in investigating people. He has a broad network of peers that includes retired peace officers who are licensed private investigators. To help locate absconders for Service of Process, our firm also subscribes to person/asset search systems.
Attorney David J. Hamilton's Santa Rosa, California law practice makes communication with his clients a priority. Retired from the County of Sonoma after 27 years in law enforcement, Mr. Hamilton uses that experience to help others by explaining the complicated court process in simple to understand terms. His professional experience includes:
David received his Juris Doctor Degree from the Empire College School of Law, where he was a Student Mentor for their Elder Law Clinic. David received the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in the subjects of Contract Law and Criminal Procedure.
Legal Assistant Priscilla Ponce was welcomed by the Law Office earlier this year. She has a significant background in office management, inventory, bookkeeping, personnel administration and taking fiscal responsibility from her years of managing 2 large food distribution corporations. She also has several years of experience doing translation for Spanish speaking people.
Priscilla welcomed working in Family Law, and assisted Mr. Hamilton in prevailing in a trial during the first week of her employment. Priscilla is regularly utilized by our clients to interpret in Court and at Family Court Services mediation. Priscilla's warm yet wild personality endears our clients to her. They know that they can count on her to help explain the very complicated legal process in more simple terms. Our clients love her, and she makes them feel comfortable. Priscilla is here to help anyone who needs legal assistance in Spanish.
When she is not working at the Law Office, Priscilla practices cooking Mexican food like Pollo Mol'e. She is also known for her fresca lemon Margaritas con Pina!
Monkey "Munkett" Hamilton is the distinguished office greeter. We have a canine friendly office. Monkey takes delight in cheering up our clients when they first arrive to meet with us and are frightened or upset. Monkey likes wearing his tuxedo when he is at work to show off his professional performance. Monkey keeps the office staff on their toes, and delights in sharing their hidden snacks. Monkey has been coming to work since he was a few weeks old. He delights in the new clients that he meets on a daily basis. Monkey's future plans include keeping felines out of the office, warning us if an unwanted person enters the front door, and staying warm in his bed under the desk.