Former Prosecutors Defending Against Federal Charges
As former prosecutors and judges, our attorneys are uniquely qualified to defend you or your loved one against federal crime charges. In years past, our lawyers worked side by side with law enforcement to prepare criminal cases and successfully carry them through to completion.
This experience allows our highly professional and dedicated Toledo federal criminal defense attorney the experience and understanding of the rules and regulations that govern criminal investigations. It also provides us with a distinct advantage in knowing how prosecutors achieve convictions, and how to identify the flaws and errors in the case that can open the door to achieving a favorable verdict for the defense.
There are differences in federal versus state laws and federal sentencing guidelines can be much more severe than those of lower courts, the underlying principles of what makes a case weak or strong remain essentially the same. Now, with over 50 years of experience in criminal defense, Gounaris Abboud, LPA represents those facing criminal charges in federal court and has the experience and knowledge to aggressively pursue a favorable decision in their cases.
As testimony to this, our attorneys have been designated as to the Ohio Super Lawyers® list, a distinction awarded to a very small percentage of lawyers. We have also been given a “Superb” 10/10 ranking by the well-known attorney rating website Avvo.com.
Toledo is located in Ohio and is the fourth largest city in the entire state. The population of Toledo is approximately 280,000 and the entire metropolitan area is 650,000. The crime rate in Toledo is 3, with 1 being the least safe and 100 being the safest. Since it has a rating of 3, the city is safer than 3% of the cities in the U.S. Last year, there were over 19,000 crimes committed in the area. There were 2,800 violent crimes and approximately 16,500 property crimes.
The crime comparison for violent crimes is 3.9 per 1,000 residents. In Toledo, this comparison is significantly more at 10 per 1,000 residents. As to property crimes, there are 29.1 crimes per 1,000 residents across the country. In Toledo, this number is 57.8 per 1,000 residents. If you have been arrested in Toledo, your first step should be to get in touch with a member of our team to learn how we could help you.
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Our understanding of the criminal justice system lets us explore where the flaws in investigatory procedures and prosecution may exist. It also permits us to exploit these to your benefit. Considering the extremely large fines and lengthy prison sentences imposed on those who are found guilty of federal crimes, we encourage you to seek our help during a time when you may need it the most.
To assist you in getting started, our firm offers a free case evaluation to Toledo residents in any of the 4 counties covered by the metro area. At this meeting, we invite you to ask any questions you may have while and we can advise you of your options and what our firm can do for you with regard to defending you in court.
Not only have we consistently won cases in municipal and state courts but the same holds true for the federal level. We safeguard the rights of those accused of many types of federal crimes including conspiracy, white-collar and internet sex crimes, gun violations and drug offenses to name a few.
You give yourself a fighting chance when you retain an attorney who is not only experienced in criminal defense but who has served on the “other side of the aisle.” We know how the prosecutor thinks, and how to craft a strategic defense case that improves your chances of a favorable case outcome.