Cleveland Federal Criminal Lawyer
Arrested for a gun violation, drug offense or other federal crime?
The attorneys at Gounaris Abboud, LPA are former prosecutors and judges
who, over the past 30 years, have worked to protect those accused of criminal
federal crimes. We have had countless victories on behalf of our clients at the municipal,
state and most importantly, at the federal level. Our lawyers have been
honored by inclusion in the
Super Lawyers® and
Super Lawyers® Rising Stars ℠ lists, awards given to a very small percentage of attorneys in our state.
In addition, we have also received the "Superb" 10/10 ranking
on the well-known attorney rating website Avvo.
These awards are reflective of the level of service and the proven results
we achieve for individuals who come to us for help. This is especially
important in the case of offenses that are prosecuted at the federal level.
If you are currently under investigation for or have been charged with
white collar or
internet sex crime, a
drug offense or
conspiracy, our experience and the honors we have received really mean just one important
fact. When you hire a committed Cleveland federal crime attorney from
our firm, you have retained a team that is experienced and accomplished
at taking on federal prosecutors.
Cleveland has a crime index of 2, meaning that the city safer than 2% of
cities in the country. Cities are ranked one a scale of 1 to 100, with
100 being the safest. In one year, there were a total of 5,400 violent
crimes and 25,000 property crimes in the city. The national median for
violent crimes in the U.S. is 3.9 crimes per 1,000 residents and in Cleveland
the comparison is 13.8 crimes per 1,000 residents. The property crime
rate in the U.S. is 29.1 crimes per 1,000 residents and the property crime
index in Cleveland is 64.8 crimes per square miles. As to crimes per square
mile, the national median is 39 crimes per square mile. In Cleveland,
however, there are 376 crimes per square mile. If you were arrested for
a crime in Cleveland, you need to ensure you have a legal representative
on your side who understands local law enforcement and laws.
Conviction and Federal Sentencing Guidelines
The federal government has access to resources that commonly do not exist
at the local level. Their prosecutors are highly skilled at finding defendants
guilty and have a very high conviction rate.
Federal sentencing guidelines provide for terms of imprisonment and fines that are routinely much more
severe than state courts. With a crime rate more than doubled the U.S.
average, those who live in Cleveland face prosecutors who are highly motivated
to put offenders behind bars - whether the accused individual is actually
guilty of the crime may not be the motivating factor.
We offer an alternative to our clients. In many cases, especially when
we are involved early in a case, we are able to get charges dismissed
for a variety of reasons. For some, there could be opportunities to negotiate
a reduction of charges and thereby lessen the penalties that could be
imposed by the court. Others, however, deserve to exercise their rights
to a fair and speedy trial and the opportunity to be acquitted of the
charges. We have prevailed at trial in federal court and should review
your case at once if you have charges filed against you.
Conviction for a federal crime will impact you for the remainder of your
life, adversely affecting employment, educational and other opportunities.
We are dedicated to fighting for the most favorable result possible in
your case, and the time to get started is now. Our early involvement could
make a critical difference in the level of charges filed against you.
Accused of a federal crime?
Contact a Cleveland federal criminal defense lawyer from our firm today for proven assistance against federal level charges.
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