Charged With A Crime? You Need A Dedicated and Experienced Lawyer On Your Side.




Melissa M. van der Vijver

Attorney at Law

Sacramento County, Placer County, El Dorado County, Yolo County & depending on the circumstances, the rest of Northern California.

Dedicated Attorneys Focused On Protecting Your Rights

If you are charged with a crime in California, you need to understand the seriousness of the offense. There are some offenses that carry penalties so severe that you could be spending the rest of your life in prison if convicted. You have to work with an attorney who can help you defend yourself against these allegations.

The Law Offices of Melissa M. van der Vijver, P.C., offers skilled defense assistance to clients throughout Sacramento and El Dorado counties. Our founding attorney,Melissa M. van der Vijver, has over a decade of experience with criminal cases. She was a prosecutor before starting her own firm, and she is confident that she will help you protect your rights.


Defending Against A Wide Range Of Criminal Charges

The attorneys at our firm have handled a number of different types of criminal cases for our clients. Whether you have been arrested for a minor drug crime, are being investigated for a sex crime or have been charged with homicide, we are ready to begin working on your case. We will explore all of the defense options available to you, and build a defense that is in your best interests.


Put Our Team To Work For You

To schedule a consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer, please call us at (916)741-0529 / (530)302-5393 or send us an email. We have offices conveniently located in Sacramento and Diamond Springs.


Why do you need an Attorney if you are guilty?

Each Crime is different. We are there to make sure you do not get more time than warranted. The difference could be years of your life.

If you have been arrested for a crime, be it a misdemeanor or felony charge, 

contact Melissa for your free consultation now

to protect your legal rights. You need legal representation from an experienced 

criminal law defense attorney.

We are always working on clients cases so if you do not reach a live person be sure to leave a message and someone will return your call A.S.A.P.

Contact Melissa now! Criminal law defense!

(916) 741-0529 / (530) 302-5393 melissa@vdvlaw.net