In many court cases, the prosecution will divide each offense into one separate charge and then accuse a defendant of each of his or her actions individually.
This means that a person who shot five people would be charged for five counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and the sentence for this crime would be multiplied by five.
For a person who has committed serious felonies, the cumulative sentence may amount to a lifetime in prison.
For a defendant who came to our offices recently, this was the case. He had been charged with six counts of aggravated arson and one count of carrying a concealed weapon.
Aggravated arson is a first-degree felony and carrying a concealed weapon is a fourth-degree felony. All- together, his charges amounted to at least 65 years in prison.
This suspect came to Gounaris Abboud, LPA because he wanted aggressive and effective representation in order to eliminate his charges. The attorney who took on this individual’s case chose to negotiate with the prosecution and determined that the defendant should not have to deal with all of the felony charges.
Instead, the skilled attorney from our firm was able to whittle the charges down to one first-degree felony. After that, our attorney kept pursuing a lighter sentence for this client and eventually was able to merit him a probation sentence instead. This means that he did not even need to spend time in prison.
Case results like this may be somewhat rare in criminal defense, but at Gounaris Abboud, LPA, these are the case results we strive for in every single case that we take on.
We want you to be satisfied with your case results and know that you can trust us to opt for the future that you want.
We are here to help you through whatever situations you are dealing with, so talk to us today for more information!