Criminal Defense Law

Experienced Criminal Defense Representation

Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or serious felony charge, Kell, Alterman & Runstein, L.L.P. attorneys have the experience and advocacy skills to protect your interests.

The criminal defense attorneys at Kell, Alterman & Runstein, L.L.P. offer zealous and thorough representation to clients charged with any type of crime–from major felonies to misdemeanors–including Measure 11 crimes, DUI/DWI and other traffic-related matters, assault and domestic violence, and sex crimes. Our attorneys also represent clients in matters, such as stalking orders and restraining orders and charges against juveniles. We assist clients throughout Oregon and Washington from our offices in Portland and Vancouver.

Misdemeanor and Felony Charges

When accused of a crime, a person may face severe penalties, such as license suspension, probation, court-ordered community service, substantial fines, and years of imprisonment. The severity of a criminal sentence depends on, among on a variety of factors, including whether the alleged crime is a misdemeanor or felony, the person being accused is a first-time or repeat offender, and whether there are aggravating or mitigating circumstances.

Our firm represents clients accused of all types of misdemeanor and felony charges, including:

  • Measure 11 charges
  • DUII/DWI charges
  • Drug possession
  • Theft and other property crimes
  • Violent crimes, including domestic violence
  • Sexual assault
  • White-collar crimes
  • Traffic violations

Depending on the circumstances, and what is in a client’s best interest, our attorneys may negotiate a plea bargain to reduce the charges or sentence, or aggressively advocate on our client’s behalf at trial.


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