AREAS OF PRACTICE

Criminal Defense

The collateral consequences of a felony conviction for a violent crime are staggering. Even if you manage to avoid a prison sentence, you will be barred from entering certain professions or the military, and your criminal record will follow you for life. The only possible response to a criminal arrest is a strong and vigorous defense effort.

 

Domestic Violence 

Domestic violence is a serious violent crime which involves any type of abuse or threats of abuse against a person with whom you share a household. These types of offenses are taken very seriously in the eyes of the law, but it is also easy to mistakenly charge someone with this crime. This is why it is so important that you consult with the Law Office of Greg Hagopian about your charges and do not answer any questions from law enforcement until we are present.

 

Drug Crimes 

Though drug use is common in California, prosecutors in our state aggressively pursue convictions in cases involving trafficking, cultivation, and possession of controlled substances. If you have been arrested on a drug charge, you need a strong and effective defense effort.

 

DUI (Driving Under the Influence)

As a former prosecutor, attorney Gregory Hagopian understands how judges and prosecutors approach DUI cases. He can evaluate your situation from both viewpoints to anticipate issues and prevent complications.
Mr. Hagopian possesses a sophisticated understanding of police procedures. He can review the facts of your case to determine if the police had probable cause to stop you and arrest you. He can even evaluate the effectiveness and legality of a field sobriety test. If he discovers that your rights were violated, he will fight to have evidence suppressed and your case dismissed.

 

Expungements (Clearing Your Arrest Record)

In essence, when an expungement is granted, it is as if the criminal conviction had never taken place. In California, an expungement is a legal order by the Superior Court of the state that acknowledges that you have paid your debt to society and that your criminal history should no longer be used against you.
More information is available on our Expungements Page.

 

Gang Crimes 

Like with most other states, in California it is illegal to participate in any type of gang. If a crime is thought to be associated with a gang, the penalties would be much harsher if a conviction is reached. At the Law Office of Greg Hagopian, our firm is dedicated to providing knowledgeable and aggressive legal representation to our clients accused of gang-related offenses of any type. When your future and rights are on the line, you can count on us to work hard to investigate your case and gather the necessary evidence to protect you.

 

Juvenile Crimes

If your child has been arrested for any type of juvenile crime, their freedom is on the line, as is their future. At the Law Office of Greg Hagopian, we understand the stress and emotional pain you and your family are likely going through over this situation. You can rely on our Visalia juvenile crimes defense lawyer to advocate aggressively for your child and give them the best chance of avoiding a conviction and permanent criminal record. Even a false accusation can lead to expensive legal fees and your child’s future being negatively impacted if you are not careful.

 

Sex Crimes 

In several significant ways, being convicted of a sex crime carries more serious consequences than a conviction for other types of charges. In addition to a possible prison sentence, you face the possibility of a lifetime listing on the California sex offender registry, which can limit your ability to live where you want to and work in your desired profession.

REVIEWS 

 

“Hired Mr. Hagopian because he is a certified criminal law specialist. I do not reside in the area, but could not thank him enough for handling my case and making all court appearances on my behalf. Conveniently has a Spanish interpreter. Communication with both the attorney and his staff is very straight forward. Simplified an overwhelming and sometimes confusing legal process.”

– Review from Avvo.com

 


 

“Mr. Hagopian was very knowledgeable & patient with me. It was my first brush with the law & I was not keen on the semantics of the legal process. He talked with me through the process carefully. and I never felt pressured into making any important decisions . My case was a criminal drug case which took place at a correctional facility. The case lasted a about a year, but the end result was worth the wait and an extremely positive one. I was facing up to 2 years in state facility and only received felony probation and a small amount of jail time (of which i served on house arrest). I would recommend him to anyone in trouble or someone that needs proper & honest legal counseling.”

– Victoria T.

 


“Greg and Melanie were absolutely fantastic. Very good attorney with a very good paralegal. Would highly recommend. They did exactly what they said they would do. Amazing service.”

– Tracy Arceo

 


 

“Not only was Greg professional and trustworthy he was always there to answer my questions and was very supportive with my situation! He never made me feel like I was being judged by him. I received a quick and easy resolve to my situation!!”

– Laura

 

 

Theft Crimes

The Law Office of Gregory Hagopian provides vigorous representation for people accused of theft crimes in Tulare County, Kings County, and Fresno County. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Hagopian knows how to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the state’s case, and he will work diligently to protect your rights and freedom. 

Types of theft crimes, include:
• Theft and shoplifting
• Auto theft and joyriding
• Credit card fraud
• Check fraud
• Welfare fraud
• Burglary 

It may be possible to resolve your case through a civil compromise, in which the charge is dropped (often in return for restitution of the stolen property). Pretrial diversion can also result in the charge being dismissed, provided that you successfully complete a rehabilitation program.

 

 Violent Crimes

The collateral consequences of a felony conviction for a violent crime are staggering. Even if you manage to avoid a prison sentence, you will be barred from entering certain professions or the military, and your criminal record will follow you for life. The only possible response to a criminal arrest is a strong and vigorous defense effort.

 

REVIEWS 

“Hired Mr. Hagopian because he is a certified criminal law specialist. I do not reside in the area, but could not thank him enough for handling my case and making all court appearances on my behalf. Conveniently has a Spanish interpreter. Communication with both the attorney and his staff is very straight forward. Simplified an overwhelming and sometimes confusing legal process.”

– Review from Avvo.com

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“Mr. Hagopian was very knowledgeable & patient with me. It was my first brush with the law & I was not keen on the semantics of the legal process. He talked with me through the process carefully. and I never felt pressured into making any important decisions . My case was a criminal drug case which took place at a correctional facility. The case lasted a about a year, but the end result was worth the wait and an extremely positive one. I was facing up to 2 years in state facility and only received felony probation and a small amount of jail time (of which i served on house arrest). I would recommend him to anyone in trouble or someone that needs proper & honest legal counseling.”

– Victoria T.

 

 

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