“I couldn’t have hoped for a better outcome.”

Pete Castleberry represented me on a DUII with a Reckless Driving charge. I couldn’t have hoped for a better outcome, and the piece of mind he and Emily Elison afforded me throughout the process was invaluable.

“I get a second chance at life now.”

I’m glad Pete was there to pretty much ‘hold my hand.’ He knew the whole thing shook me up too and would make himself available for me to call him on the telephone when I was freaking out and would talk me down.

"He handled my problems with respect and courtesy"

Peter did a wonderful job with my case. He did his research and was prepared for everything the DA presented. He handled my problems with respect and courtesy. Peter really cares about his clients.

"Highly Recommend Him to Anybody"

I had called 10-15 lawyers, Pete. B. Castleberry was the only one who WANTED to take my case. I could feel his passion for his career. In the months interacting with Mr. Castleberry i realized how creative and meticulous he is at his job to win for his client. The man is a genius!

"Someone To Trust in a Bad Situation"

Emily Elison was not only a lawyer but a confidant and friend throughout my experience. Pete was also there when I had questions. Both explained to me in normal terms that left no questions on what was going to happen.

“Retain this Top-Notch Attorney”

Every parent's nightmare is having their son/daughter arrested as part of house raid. Even before we retained him formally, Pete helped us navigate through the initial few days of our son's incarceration on delivery and possession charges and his release.

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Portland Criminal Defense Attorneys

The Portland criminal defense attorneys at Castleberry & Elison, P.C., understand that being accused of a crime can be a frightening and frustrating experience. The possibility of jail time, hefty fines, and irreparable damage to your reputation can leave you unsure of where to turn for help. Fortunately, with the assistance of a strong criminal defense lawyer, you may be able to have the charges against you reduced or even dropped altogether.

Our Legal Team is Here to Fight on Your Behalf


At Castleberry & Elison, P.C., we understand the pressure you may be under if you have been accused of committing a crime of any nature. That’s why we are dedicated to ensuring that your rights and interests are given the fullest protection of the laws. We specialize in criminal defense, dedicating 100% of our time and resources into representing those charged with crimes, and will work with you personally to fully understand the nature of your situation and how to craft the best defense for your unique situation. Contact one of our Portland criminal defense lawyers today at (503) 223-0011 to discuss your case with a qualified member of our legal team.

Our Practice Areas

Because of the seriousness of most criminal charges, it is important to have knowledgeable legal representation in order to make the strongest possible case. At Castleberry & Elison, P.C., our attorneys are prepared to assist you with criminal cases involving:

If you have been charged with a crime, you have the right to defend your rights and your livelihood. In some cases, the charges against you may be based on evidence which may be deemed to be inadmissible in court. Additionally, successful negotiation with the prosecution may be able to significantly reduce your charges or have them dropped entirely.

DUII and Drug Possession

In the state of Oregon, driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) is treated as a serious crime, with potential penalties including prison time, thousands of dollars in fines, lengthy license suspensions, and other consequences. However, an experienced attorney may be able to help you avoid some or all of these undesirable outcomes by demonstrating that the results of your chemical analysis were flawed, that your field sobriety test was improperly conducted, or that other issues were present which invalidate your arrest. In addition, individuals who are charged with a DUII in the state of Oregon may be eligible to enter the state’s diversion program, which allows for the charges against you to be dropped upon completion of the state sponsored program.

Oregon has more lenient drug laws, particularly relating to marijuana usage, than most other states. However, conviction of any type of drug charge can still have long-lasting repercussions, including criminal penalties as well as personal and professional consequences. Therefore, it is crucial that you seek experienced legal counsel no matter what type of drug charges you may be facing. A qualified attorney will understand the best ways to approach your type of case and what types of defense strategy work best.

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If you or someone you know has been arrested and accused of committing a criminal act, effective legal representation is an invaluable asset, both for your present case and your future life. Contact the Portland criminal defense attorneys of Castleberry & Elison, P.C. today at (503) 223-0011 to speak with a knowledgeable member of our professional staff and begin formulating your defense.