Criminal Defense


Mistakes happen. But that doesn’t mean they have to ruin your life. Whether you’re facing a misdemeanor or felony charge in Oregon, Ms. Pellikaan has the expertise it takes to craft a creative sentence. And since she’s an expert in expungement law, she actually negotiates with speedy expungement in mind. This is good for your record – and your budget. 

With experience in alternative programs like Multnomah County’s STOP drug court and community court for misdemeanors, Ms. Pellikaan believes there are many solutions to a problem. And she’ll work for you – like she’s worked for others for over twenty years – to successfully defend your criminal case. Whether you choose a court trail, jury trial, plea negotiation or civil compromise agreement, she’ll work to protect your freedom and defend your rights. 

She has extensive experience with:

  • Multnomah County Community Court Program (includes theft, prostitution, commercial sexual solicitation, theft, interfering with public transportation, disorderly conduct, indecent exposure, resist arrest, harassment)
  • OLCC licensees and their employees facing charges of furnishing alcohol to a minor/to visibly intoxicated person 
  • Portland’s Treatment First and STOP drug diversion court (for cases involving possession of drugs including marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin)
  • Representing people charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance and with Manufacture of a Controlled Substance

Ms. Pellikaan is currently taking the following types of cases: 

  • DUII
  • Felony DUII
  • Diversion Entry and Diversion Show Cause Hearings
  • DMV Hearings Regarding Failing/ Refusing the Breath Test
  • Criminal Citation for Failure to Perform Breath Test
  • Failure to Perform Duties of a Driver (Hit & Run)
  • Attempt to Elude
  • Reckless Driving
  • Assault in the Fourth Degree
  • Assault in the Third Degree
  • Assault in the Second Degree
  • Harassment
  • Menacing
  • Resist Arrest
  • Interfering with a Police Officer
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Theft I
  • Theft II
  • Theft III
  • Forgery
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Commercial Sexual Solicitation
  • Trespass
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance
  • Manufacture of a Controlled Substance
  • Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor
  • Furnishing Alcohol to a Visibly Intoxicated Person
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle
  • Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle
  • Robbery in the Third Degree
  • Burglary in the Second Degree
  • Probation Violation Hearings
  • Expungement of Arrest Records
  • Expungement of Conviction Records