Criminal Defense

Family law cases sometimes go hand in hand with criminal defense work and criminal charges.  It is not unusual for our attorneys to meet with individuals who are the victims of crime or who have been charged with felonies and misdemeanors.  Depending upon the charge, it is possible your family law case involving children could be affected by the criminal proceedings.


The firm’s founder, Wendy Hernandez, worked with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office early in her career prosecuting everything from assault to homicide cases.  After three years as a prosecutor, she opened The Law Offices of Wendy Raquel Hernandez which, at that time, focused on criminal defense work.  Eventually, Wendy’s practice evolved into a family law practice, but as part of the service she can provide to her clients is her knowledge of the criminal law system and how it might affect your family law case.


Among some of the common charges our team is prepared to handle are:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Felony Assault
  • Criminal Trespassing
  • Criminal Damage
  • Interference with Judicial Proceedings
  • Child Abuse
  • Sex Abuse
  • Molestation
  • Drug Possession and Use
  • Drug Sales and Trafficking
  • DUI/DWI/Driving While Impaired
  • Driving on a Suspended License
  • Robbery and Burglary
  • Theft and Auto Theft
  • Homicide


If you find yourself charged with a crime and needing help with your criminal defense, especially if it threatens to affect your family, we will educate you on the criminal law process.  We will advise you how and why a criminal charge or conviction could affect how a judge will make orders regarding custody and parenting time of your children.  We can represent you as a victim or as the accused and work in your best interest so the damage to your family is minimized.


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