Don't let an arrest for a federal crime ruin your future! A conviction could lead to a sentence including steep fines, lengthy imprisonment in a federal penitentiary, and months or years of probation. Additionally, you could end up with a criminal record, which can have devastating effects on your social reputation and professional career.
There are TWO important times to contact an Ohio Federal Crime Attorney.
First, if you HAVE NOT yet been charged BUT are
Second, if you HAVE been charged with a federal criminal offense then you need to immediately contact an Ohio Federal Crime Attorney. It is imperative to have an Ohio Federal Crime Attorney in place prior to your initial appearance or your arraignment. The first steps in a case involve the setting of bail and an experienced Ohio Federal Crime Attorney that has knowledge of the Bail Reform Act of 1984 can assist while you and your family work with the Federal Pretrial Services Officer during this important first stage.
By hiring a skilled Ohio Federal Crime Attorney now, you may be able to negotiate a favorable plea bargain or potentially secure an exoneration or dismissal. Our experience enables us to effectively and passionately defend the rights of our clients.
Call or visit our firm for a free, confidential consultation to discuss your situation and learn about strategies that can be used in your defense.
The lawyers at Gounaris Abboud have handled 100’s of cases in federal court and it is important to hire an Ohio Federal Crime Attorney that has experience. There is a big difference between State and Federal prosecutions and choosing the right lawyer is an important first step. The law and courtroom procedures vary tremendously between the two legal systems and an inexperienced lawyer can cost a client decades in prison if cases aren’t handled correctly.
Some lawyers handle a federal case every once in awhile. However, both Nicholas Gounaris and Tony Abboud appear weekly in federal court representing our clients. Nicholas Gounaris served as the President of the Federal Bar Association in Dayton and that experience has proved to be invaluable in providing representation to the clients of Gounaris Abboud.
The Tools To be Successful – In House Investigator
The law firm of Gounaris Abboud has on its staff a former federal investigator that assists in all aspects of case evaluation and case preparation.
Ask the Right Questions
When choosing an Ohio Federal Crime Lawyer to handle your federal case it is important to ask the following questions:
You can be convicted of conspiracy for planning or agreeing with others to commit a criminal act. Depending on the specific statute, it may or may not be necessary for the prosecutor to prove that you took actions toward committing the crime or that you only took part in the conspiracy.
Although common drug offenses such as possession are crimes at the state level, you can be charged with a federal drug crime if you are accused of activities that cross state or international borders, such as trafficking or smuggling.
Federal Sentencing Guidelines
Federal judges are directed to consult with the Federal Sentencing Guidelines when determining what the sentence should be for any given crime. The guidelines include an extensive table and system for comparing the severity of the offense with the defendant's past criminal record in order to calculate the term of the sentence.
If you are charged with the illegal possession, sale, or purchase of a firearm, or if you are accused of the illegal use of a gun in connection with another crime such as drug trafficking, it is vital that you retain legal representation. An attorney from our firm may be able to help you clear your name, stay out of prison, or defend and preserve your right to bear arms.
Internet Sex Crimes
Have you been contacted by federal law enforcement agents in connection with an investigation into child pornography or other sex crimes on the internet? Don't go another moment without retaining legal representation to speak on your behalf, advise you of actions to take, and help you avoid incriminating yourself.
White Collar Crimes
White collar crimes may not involve violent actions or the use of drugs, but they are not viewed as victimless criminal acts. These crimes are frequently punished with harsh sentences, including several years in federal prison. Even if you avoid imprisonment, a conviction could have devastating consequences for your career and employment prospects.
If you have further questions or would like to discuss your case with a legal professional, do not hesitate to contact a member of our firm. We look forward to hearing from you.