Criminal Law

Have you been cited for a speeding ticket or criminal offense? To preserve all of your rights, it is important to contact an attorney as early in the process as possible. At O’Brien, Barton & Hopkins, PLLP, our attorneys have over thirty-five years of combined experience as criminal defense specialists.

Each case is as different as the individual who seeks our services. For that reason, we have individual attorneys with experience in different criminal practice areas. For example, Fred Hopkins specializes in challenging all aspects of speeding tickets and other driving infractions. Whether it is a DUI, theft charge, domestic violence charge, speeding ticket, or reckless driving offense, O’Brien, Barton & Hopkins, PLLP will be able to match you to the right attorney with the experience and background to help you.

Definitions of selected Criminal Infractions and Misdemeanors:


Driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug; and the driver has, within two hours after driving, an alcohol concentration of .08 or higher.

Reckless Driving

Driving a vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.

Hit and Run

Driver of a vehicle collides into another vehicle, which is unattended or occupied and does not take the necessary measures to report it.

Suspended License

It is unlawful for any person to drive a motor vehicle in this state while that person is in a suspended or revoked status.

Domestic Violence

Physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or the infliction of fear or imminent physical harm, bodily injury or assault, between family or household members.


Whenever one person makes a willful attempt or threat to injure someone else, and also has an apparent, present ability to carry out the threat such as by flourishing or pointing a dangerous weapon or device at the other. An “assault” may be committed without actually striking or injuring another person. (Same as forcible assault)


The use of drugs, the possession or distribution of, which is unlawful under the Controlled Substances Act. Such term does not include the use of a drug taken under supervision by a licensed health care professional, or other uses authorized by the Controlled Substances Act or other provisions of Federal law.


Any unlawful entry into, or remaining in, any building with the intent to commit a crime.

Resisting Arrest

Intentionally prevent or attempt to prevent a peace officer from lawfully arresting him/her.


Stealing items from a building without paying for the items.