Lakewood is known for it’s pleasant and peaceful but this can all change quickly for an individual accused of committing a federal offense. Having practiced criminal defense for over 50 years, we have seen the personal devastation to those accused of committing a federal crime. Federal sentencing guidelines and the heavy penalties that are imposed upon those who are convicted are life-changing.
We encourage you to contact a skilled Lakewood federal criminal defense lawyer from Gounaris Abboud, LPA at once if you or a member of your family is under investigation for or has been charged with a federal offense.
Federal Drug Offenses, Gun Violations & Other Federal Crimes
No attorney can guarantee a specific result. There are many factors and influences that impact the outcome of a criminal trial in federal court. Our advantage is that we are aware of the challenges and seek out a strategy that has a better chance for each case we take on, and we have an impressive record of success in court. We represent those accused of gun violations, white-collar crimes of many types, drug offenses, conspiracy and internet sex crimes, and other criminal accusations.
Our attorneys have been named to the list of Ohio Super Lawyers®, an honor given to only a small percentage of lawyers in our state. In addition, we have been given a “Superb” 10 out of 10 ratings on the well-respected attorney rating service, Avvo.com.
These recognitions are based on the standards of our practice and the results we have achieved in cases similar to yours. It truly is crucial that you have an experienced lawyer representing you as early as possible. We also advise that you avoid jeopardizing your case and exercise your constitutional right to remain silent. Beyond this, we encourage you to not lose hope. There are many ways that federal charges could be successfully defended, but you must have a professional, high quality and determined legal team fighting for you.
Were you arrested in Lakewood, Ohio?
Lakewood is the third-largest city in Cuyahoga County and has a population of 52,000 according to the 2010 census. Although it is the third-largest city in the county, it is the densest populated city in the entire state. As to crime in the city, Lakewood has a rating of 39 out of 100 with 100 being the safest. According to this rating, the city is safer than 39% of the cities in the country. Last year there were 1,220 crimes committed in the city, 74 violent crimes and 1,146 were property crimes.
The number of violent crimes in Lakewood is below average. The national median is 3.9 crimes per 1,000 residents while in Lakewood, the number is 1.4 crimes per 1,000 residents. As to property crimes, the crime index is also below average. The national median is 29.1 crimes per 1,000 residents and the Lakewood median is 22 per 1,000 residents.
Preventing, Dismissing or Reducing Federal Crime Charges
Bear in mind that the prosecutor in your case carries the burden of proving you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Police and prosecutors do make mistakes. As each of our attorneys formerly served as prosecutors, we know how to take advantage of any defense opportunities. Where feasible, we first endeavor to prevent charges from being filed against you. If this is not possible, it may be possible to file a motion to get the charges dismissed.
In some cases, the best option could be to get the charges reduced, based upon the details of the case. Other cases could be successfully defended in federal court, resulting in a full acquittal. Regardless of the particulars of your case, we urge you to get the most qualified, professional and accomplished defense team on your side as early as possible in the process.
Call today. If you are charged with a federal offense, immediately contact a Lakewood federal crime attorney today for a free case evaluation.