Lorain Federal Criminal Lawyer
Conspiracy, Drug Offense & Other Federal Crime Charges
If you have been accused of a committing a federal crime, like
conspiracy or certain
drug offenses, you will receive notice to appear before a Federal Magistrate (or judge)
to hear the charges against you. It is essential when pursuing a positive
outcome in your case, that you retain an experienced Lorain federal crime
attorney prior to any court appearance or questioning by authorities.
With the increase in crimes committed in Lorain in recent years, federal
prosecutors and agencies, whether the FBI, DEA or ATF or other agencies,
are highly motivated to see that their cases are successfully prosecuted.
Many key decisions will need to be made quickly once you are charged.
A wrong legal move at this time could have an unfavorable impact on your
case. Our firm wants you to have the most experienced and professional
representation possible to set the best legal tone for the conclusion
of your case.
The attorneys at Gounaris Abboud, LPA are admitted to practice law at the
federal level and we have successfully defended clients accused of federal
offenses in the past. Cases at this level are frequently more complex
than lower court proceedings, and you will want to be represented by a
firm who has prevailed in federal court in the past. With over 3 decades
of successful criminal defense practice, coupled with our experience as
former prosecutors and judges, we are dedicated to assisting our clients
in the fight to avoid conviction, and to zealously protecting their rights
throughout every step of the criminal justice process.
The initial steps in a federal case must be carefully and professionally
managed, whether the issue is the formal indictment, questioning, bail
hearings, or other matter. We must immediately initiate actions for the
defense, often including conducting an independent investigation as part
of trial preparations. Perhaps most importantly, this is also the period
in which an accomplished lawyer from our legal team can file a motion
to get your charges dropped or reduced, or to suppress certain types of
evidence. It is crucial that your case is carefully prepared from the
start, and there could be opportunities early in the process that could
be advantageous for the defense. We advise that you contact our firm immediately
if you become aware that you are under investigation or if you are about
to be charged with any federal crime.
Accused of a federal crime?
If you have been arrested for a crime in Lorain, your first step should
be to get in touch with a member of our team. Lorain has a population
of 64,000 and is the tenth largest city in Ohio. There are approximately
3,500 crimes committed in the city every year and the crime index is 7.
This simply means that Lorain is safer than 7% of cities in the U.S. According
to this crime index scale, 1 is the least safe and 100 is the safest.
The national median for violent crimes is 3.9 crimes per 1,000 residents.
In Lorain, the median is 4.9 per 1,000 residents. In regards to property
crimes, the U.S. sees about 29 crimes per 1,000 residents. In Lorain,
there are about 49.7 crimes per 1,000 residents. The crime rate per square
mile in the U.S. is on average 39 per square mile. In Lorain, this number
is significantly higher, at 145 per square mile.
We represent those accused of federal offenses of many types including
but not limited to
white collar crimes, drug offenses,
gun violations, conspiracy and all types of
internet sex crimes. We are ranked as "Superb" 10/10 by the respected attorney rating
website Avvo.com. In addition, we are named to the list of
Super Lawyers®, an honor given to a very small percentage of attorneys in Ohio. These
honors are based upon our dedication, hard work and unrelenting defense
of our clients, and our long history of positive case results.
Contact a Lorain federal criminal lawyer from our firm to find out how retaining a lawyer early in your case could help you.
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