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.
Contact a Lorain federal criminal lawyer from our firm to find out how
retaining a lawyer early in your case could help you.
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.
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 Ohio 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.