Domestic Violence in San Francisco

If you are dealing with domestic violence in the San Francisco Bay area, the Law Office of Valery Nechay can help.

Lawyer for Domestic Violence in San Francisco


Domestic violence, loosely defined as violent behavior toward a spouse, partner, housemate, or family member, is a serious issue in California. I am dedicated to helping families and individuals navigate challenging domestic violence situations. 

At the Law Office of Valery Nechay, I offer compassionate and reliable domestic violence representation in the San Francisco Bay Area. Whether you are the victim of domestic violence or you are dealing with allegations of such abuse, I am fully equipped to guide you through the necessary steps to ensure that your rights are safeguarded. 

Defense Lawyer for Domestic Violence in San Francisco, CA


Allegations of domestic violence or abuse can be devastating. If you have been accused of domestic violence, obtaining strong representation is an essential step to protect your rights and avoid a life-changing conviction which can permanently impact your employment, housing, and constitutional rights.

As a trusted and well-respected San Francisco criminal defense lawyer, I know that intimate relationships can be complex and challenging. I have the experience to provide reliable legal assistance in these delicate circumstances and fight your domestic violence charges when necessary. Contact me to schedule a free consultation.

San Francisco Domestic Violence Resources


If you are facing domestic violence in San Francisco, you must seek help as soon as possible. If you are in immediate danger, please call 911 or the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. 


Domestic Violence in San Francisco Resources

Once you are safe, please call my law office at 650-761-0148. Having a dedicated legal advocate by your side as you navigate the legal system can make all the difference in protecting you against false or exaggerated allegations by your partner, or further violence from your abuser. My individualized and tailored approach to each client’s unique matter makes me the perfect advocate to help you regardless of your situation. 

Domestic Violence Restraining Order in San Francisco


As a restraining order attorney in San Francisco and the Bay Area, I am passionate about helping victims of violence obtain the help they need to stay safe and get back on their feet again. With the help of my law firm, survivors of domestic violence can petition the court to issue a protective order to avoid future abuse pursuant to the Prevention of Domestic Violence statute. Please contact me as soon as possible to schedule a free and confidential consultation so we can begin taking action to protect you against your abuser. 

If you aren’t seeking legal support, I’ve compiled a brief guide to non-legal resources for domestic violence survivors on this page. If you’re uncertain what type of service or help you require, the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence at 916-444-7163 can refer you to the appropriate resources throughout the state. 

Domestic Violence Shelter in San Francisco


When facing domestic violence, individuals often rely on support from friends and family. However, if you are not living in close proximity to those support systems, you may need other resources, including a San Francisco women’s shelter. Scattered throughout the Bay Area, these organizations supply short-term lodging, transitional housing, and other help for individuals who wish to leave a violent living situation. 


Browse Domestic Violence Shelters in San Francisco

Your attorney can help guide you through these resources, or you can dial 211 to connect with a United Way specialist. Alternatively, you can browse a list of reputable domestic violence shelters and Women’s shelters in San Francisco here

Additional Domestic Violence Organizations in San Francisco


In addition to its many domestic violence shelters, the City of San Francisco is home to dozens of domestic violence organizations that are dedicated to helping men, women, and children find the support they need in a domestic violence situation. The San Francisco municipal government has compiled a comprehensive list of these organizations here

If you have any additional questions about your domestic violence situation, please contact the Law Office of Valery Nechay as soon as possible. I am not only proficient in restraining order services, but the sensitive nature of these hardships and the struggles that victims are experiencing. I’m here to help steer you in the right direction so you can get back on your feet again and live without fear from your intimate partner. I look forward to speaking with you. 


If you are under investigation or charged with a crime, I will consult with you in person and at no charge to you.