Akron Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
Gun Violations, White Collar Crimes, & Drug Offenses
If you or a loved one has been accused of
federal crime, or currently the target of a federal investigation, you must act quickly
and get defense counsel protecting you. At Gounaris Abboud, LPA, we firmly
believe that you need to understand the charges you face, what your rights
are and what to expect under the
federal sentencing guidelines. Most crimes, such as certain
gun violations or even specific
white collar crimes are prosecuted at the state level. When criminal activities take place
in more than one state or affect interstate commerce, they then fall under
federal jurisdiction for investigation and prosecution.
Tax crimes, espionage, and terrorist threats are commonly understood to
be federal crimes but there are many offenses that are prosecuted at the
federal level. A case in point is an
internet sex crime. When such offenses involve pictures or other materials sent across state
lines or incorporate actions done by people in various states, the charges
are most likely to be filed in federal court, a very serious matter.
There are several facts that you should understand from the start of your
case. One is that federal prosecutors are very skilled at obtaining convictions.
The second is that the potential penalties are significantly higher than
similar state crimes. For example, a drug crime at the state level may
be punished by months in jail and several thousands of dollars in fines.
A drug offense at the federal level can result in years in a federal prison
along with hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars in fines.
It is extremely important to your future freedom that you are represented
by an accomplished Akron federal criminal lawyer as early as possible.
Our firm should get involved in your case as soon as you realize you are
under investigation. With the correct strategic actions, it may be possible
to prevent charges from being filed against you. Although Akron is known
as the "city of invention," we rely on old-fashioned hard work,
long hours, and determination to win on your behalf.
Were you arrested for a crime in Akron? Akron has a crime index of 4. The
crime index is rated from 1 to 100, with 100 being the safest. This means
that Akron is safer than 4% of other cities in the U.S. The national median
for violent crimes in the U.S. is 3.9, but in Akron the median is 9.02
per 1,000 residents. As to property crimes, there are 29.1 crimes per
1,000 residents in the U.S. In Akron, this number is 56 crimes per 1,000
residents. Akron is the fifth largest city in the entire state. According
to the 2010 census, there are approximately 700,000 people in the city.
It is part of the Cleveland-Akron-Elyria Combined Statistical Area, which
has a population of 2.7 million. If you were accused of a crime in Akron,
you should contact our firm as soon as possible so that we can begin to
defend your rights.
Contact an Akron federal criminal lawyer today!
Our attorneys have over 3 decades of experience in the successful practice
of the law. We have won many victories at the federal level and we will
do everything possible for every client we take on - and we like to win
our cases. We are a tight-knit team of attorneys who have all worked as
former prosecutors and/or judges and have a great sense of how any prosecutor's
case will be presented, and how to strategically challenge it at each
step. Our goal for your case is very straightforward - we work to pursue
the best possible result, from the start of the case through to resolution.
Contact an Akron federal crime attorney from our firm to learn how to fight for the best result possible in your
federal crime case.
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