The Law Office of A. Alexander Hamalian consists of criminal defense trial attorneys, licensed and practicing in Oregon, Washington and Federal Court: Alex Hamalian and Eric Lentz.
Our attorneys will represent you as aggressively as you desire — whether you want to enter into a discreet plea agreement or fight your case at trial.
We offer representation on ALL CRIMINAL CASES, including:
- Drug Charges — Possession / Manufacture (Including Marijuana Growing Operations) / Distribution of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana, Speed, Crystal Methamphetamine, Cocaine, etc.)
- DUII / DWI / DUI and All Other Driving Offenses — Driving While Suspended, Drunk Driving, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run), and Vehicular Manslaughter
- Assault and Domestic Violence — Harassment, Assault in the First / Second / Third / Fourth Degree, and Menacing
- Sex Crimes — Sexual Abuse, Rape, and Sodomy
- Sex Crimes Involving Children — Child Pornography, Molestation
- Fraud — Including Forgery, Credit Card, Impersonation, and ID Theft
- Property Crimes / White Collar — Robbery, Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, Criminal Mischief, ID Theft, Embezzlement, and Burglary
- Measure 11 Charges / Major Felonies — Murder, Manslaughter, and Kidnapping
- Indecent Liberties
- Juvenile Offenses
- All Other Felony and Misdemeanor Charges
- Speeding Tickets, Laser and Photo Radar Tickets, Red Light Photo Tickets, and All Other Traffic / Driving Tickets / Citations
- Expungement and Removal of Prior Criminal Records
Being charged with a criminal offense is serious. The consequences of a criminal conviction — no matter how seemingly minor — can be serious and long lasting. Generally, no one is looking out for your interests except your defense attorney. Your defense attorney’s entire job is to safeguard your interests and protect you from the overwhelming power of the government that is investigating and prosecuting you.
Potential Consequences of a Criminal Conviction
A criminal conviction can have serious, long-term consequences. Anyone faced with a criminal charge should seek out the help of an attorney. The following are just a few examples of the potential consequences of a criminal conviction:
- Those convicted of a drug crime after the age of eighteen (18) or if charged as an adult (including mere POSSESSION of an illegal drug) can be prevented from receiving federal financial aid for college and graduate school. Click here to view the FAFSA worksheet for determining eligibility if you have one or more drug convictions.
- Disqualification from jobs based on answering “Yes” to the common job application question “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?”
- First DUII convictions result in a one year driver’s license suspension.
- Third DUII convictions can result in lifetime revocation.
- Those convicted of failure to perform the duties of a driver when property is damaged (commonly known as “hit and run”) face a driver’s license suspension of ninety (90) days for a first offense, per ORS 809.410(7).
A. Alexander Hamalian is licensed to practice law in Oregon, Washington, and Federal Courts. Eric Lentz is licensed to practice law in Oregon.
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Our attorneys will represent you in Oregon, including Portland, Salem, The Dalles, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Beaverton, Troutdale, Tigard, Gresham, Hood River, and Astoria; counties in which Mr. Hamalian will handle criminal cases in Oregon include Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Columbia, Yamhill, Tillamook, and Clatsop.