If you or someone you love has been arrested for a federal crime, there are certain rights that you have which you must exercise and ensure are protected. Primary amongst those is the right to remain silent. Federal investigators from the various agencies are experienced in methods designed to get a defendant to start talking about subjects that will, eventually, get that individual to reveal data of use to a prosecutor. Frequently, information from the defendant is then used to pursue a conviction.
In addition, federal sentencing guidelines allow for harsh punishments of those convicted of crimes. In most cases, federal penalties are much more severe than would be faced had the charges been filed at the state level. Prosecutors are adept at using the possibility of such severe consequences to put pressure upon the accused. It is imperative that you are represented by an attorney that is familiar with federal court, the process and how to craft a strategic defense case.
In many federal criminal cases, the attorneys of Gounaris Abboud, LPA have taken action to successfully prevent charges from being filed, get existing charges reduced or have achieved favorable verdicts for our clients. If you have been accused of a white collar crime, drug offense, gun violation, conspiracy or internet sex crime at the federal level, the first action you should take is to exercise your right to remain silent, and refrain from making any statements to authorities. Nothing positive will be gained by speaking, even if the charges are against you are false. You will be required to identify yourself. Beyond that you should remain polite and respectful, but insistent upon remaining silent, as is your right, until you have consulted with an experienced Canton federal criminal defense attorney from our firm.
Canton is located in the northeastern portion of Ohio and has a population of over 73,000. The entire population of the Canton-Massillon metropolitan area is over 400,000. The crime index in Canton is two. Cities in the U.S. are rated between 1 and 100, with 1 being the least safe. Canton is safer than 2% of the countries in the U.S. and has approximately 5,500 crimes per year. The crime comparison for violent offenses in Canton is 11 per 1,000 residents. This is significantly higher than the national median which is 3.9 crimes per square mile. As to property crimes, there are 29.1 crimes per square mile in the U.S. In Canton, however, there are 65 crimes per square mile.
If you have more questions regarding Canton and what you should do if you were arrested, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our legal team. We will do everything in our power to ensure your rights are protected!
For more than three decades, our attorneys have successfully represented individuals who are being investigated for or have been charged with committing a federal criminal act. We are all former prosecutors who know the way the criminal justice system works. We represent those accused of federal crimes in the Canton area, and we know how to identify the flaws in a case to our client's advantage. We have achieved a "Superb" 10/10 ranking by the distinguished attorney rating website Avvo. Our lawyers have also been included in the list of Ohio Super Lawyers® , a distinction granted to a very small percentage of attorneys in our state.
So that you can easily talk to an attorney from our firm, we offer a free case evaluation to individuals seeking our help. We encourage you to take the first positive step in your defense and contact a lawyer at our firm today.