T.M. is a 25-year-old male with no prior criminal history. On or about January 9, 2014, he was stopped and arrested for possession of heroin. In Ohio, a possession of heroin charge is a felony of the fifth degree, which is punishable up to 12 months imprisonment and a $2,500 fine if convicted. On behalf of T.M, Attorney Antony Abboud filed a Motion for Intervention in Lieu (ILC), pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code Section 2951.041. T.M was given a mandated drug assessment by the courts, who ultimately decided that he was a good candidate for ILC. On April 1, T.M was granted ILC and all proceedings in his case were ordered stayed. Once T.M successfully completes the standard court drug program, all of his charges related to the possession of heroin, including his arrest record, will get expunged and sealed from his record. If you have been charged with a similar offense, get in touch with our firm.

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D.H. was under the supervision of the Ohio Adult Parole Authority after serving three years in a state penitentiary for a conviction of Aggravated Robbery. On or about March 25, 2014, D.H. was charged with a parole violation on the basis that he possessed a firearm. If he was found to be in violation of his parole, D.H. could have served a sanction of up to 270 days of incarceration. On March 13, 2014, D.H. was in a vehicle that was pulled over by police officers who searched the vehicle and found a loaded firearm. D.H. was not allowed to be around firearms. As a result, D.H. was immediately arrested and was given a parole violation sanction and was transported to the Correction Reception Center in Orient, Ohio, where he awaited his hearing. D.H. hired Attorney Antony Abboud who attended his parole violation hearing at the Correction Reception Center on April 8, 2014. Attorney Abboud was able to convince the hearing officer that D.H. did not commit a violation because he did not have knowledge that there was a firearm in the vehicle. As a result, he was found not guilty of the violation and was released from prison.

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Our client was served with a Petition for a Stalking Protection Order in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. Our client was accused of making threats of harm with a sexual motivation against the Petitioner. Our client was planning to appear at the hearing without counsel, hoping that the Petitioner would not actually follow through with the hearing. Fortunately, our client thought better of appearing at the hearing alone and decided to hire our firm to defend against these allegations. The Petitioner showed up to the hearing with several witnesses. After a hearing lasting several hours, the Court dismissed the Petition for a Stalking Protection Order. It is very easy for a person to file for Protection Order. It can be very difficult to defend against one. If a Petition for a Protection Order has been filed against you, you have rights. Contact our firm for a free consultation.

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Our client (T.H.) was charged with an OVI under Ohio Revised Code Section 4511.19. On or about January 26, 2014, an Ohio Highway Patrol Officer pulled him over for speeding, 48 in a 35 mph zone. The officer said that he detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage, noticed his eyes being glassy and blood shot, and his movements were allegedly slow and lethargic. T.H. was ordered out of his vehicle and was asked to perform to a Field Sobriety Test (FST). T.H. complied and the officer found six clues on the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, three clues on the Walk and Turn Test and one clue of impairment on the One Leg Stand Test. T.H. was arrest for an OVI and also agreed to take a Breathalyzer test and tested a .127% BAC under the Intoxilyzer 8000 machine. Upon negotiating with the City’s prosecuting attorney, Attorney Tony Abboud, was able to convince the prosecutor to dismiss the OVI charge in exchange for T.H.’s plea of guilty to a reckless operation offense, which is a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.

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The legal team at Gounaris Abboud, LPA is proud to announce that our firm was recently successful in securing a protection order on behalf of our client. Our client asked the court to issue a protective order for her juvenile daughter who lives in her home. It was a uniquely successful case because normally, the Greene County Juvenile Court only issues protection orders for 100 feet or less; furthermore, they typically won’t force someone to move out of their home as a result of the protection order. In the case that our firm represented, however, we were able to accomplish both. Not only did we obtain a 500-foot protection order, but the opposing part was forced to move out of the home. The ultimate goal of the litigation was to get the family out of the neighborhood because of the irresponsible parents and unruly children, but we were initially unsure of whether or not the court would grant our request. Fortunately, the court did just that after two days of trial. Our client was happy with the outcome of the case, as was most of the neighborhood. If you have been faced with a similar situation, we encourage you to seek legal counsel from a Dayton criminal defense lawyer at our firm. The team at Gounaris Abboud, LPA offers more than four decades of collective courtroom experience, so you can trust that your case will be in capable hands. Not to mention, our firm is accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), setting us apart from our competitors. All you have to do is call today at 937-222-1515 or fill out a free case evaluation form online to get started.

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A client came to Gounaris Abboud, LPA after being arrested for domestic violence. The client is a Saudi Arabian national with two small children. Her husband called authorities, claiming that she had abused him and was guilty of domestic violence. She was arrested at her apartment and charged with a misdemeanor. She was taken to jail. The Dayton defense lawyers at Gounaris Abboud, LPA were able to convince the prosecutor that the case had been misread, and that the client was not guilty of domestic violence at all. In response, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the case and instead charge the woman with a disorderly conduct crime. This means that the client only received a $200 fine and was not compelled to stay in jail. She was placed on unsupervised probation for good behavior for one year. If you have been arrested for domestic violence, and need a defense attorney who can advocate for you, then contact the Dayton criminal defense lawyers at Gounaris Abboud, LPA. These lawyers are committed to pursuing success in their cases, and will fight for you.

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In the state of Ohio, Spice/K2 is illegal. Unfortunately, a client that came to our firm was unaware of that before he was arrested for possession and distribution of the drug. The individual works as a distributor of tobacco and other products that are sold at convenience stores and gas stations. He operates a recognized business that is incorporated and even files annual tax returns. Despite his honorable business, he was arrested when he continued selling Spice/K2 after the product was deemed illegal. Our client was unaware that the Ohio state laws had changed regarding the drug, and faced a mandatory prison sentence if convicted. The client was charged with multiple counts of drug possession and drug trafficking. He was even at risk to being labeled a major drug offender. The attorneys at Gounaris Abboud, LPA worked hard with this client and negotiated with the prosecution to work out the case to the client’s benefit. The individual had to admit to a low level felony, but he was able to get most of his charges dismissed in a plea bargain. Also, the individual was able to avoid prison altogether, skirting the mandatory sentence that could have jeopardized his career and complicated his life. The client was thrilled with the results that he received after working with the hardworking and aggressive team at Gounaris Abboud, LPA. If you have been arrested for a drug crime, such as trafficking or possession, then the attorneys at this Dayton criminal defense firm may be able to help you as well. The lawyers at Gounaris Abboud, LPA are dedicated to assisting you in your case and getting you the results that you want. They will do whatever they can tow work with the prosecution towards a satisfactory verdict or possible even a dismissal in your situation.

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A client charged with a violation of protection order in Warren County Court came to Gounaris Abboud after arrest seeking defense. If he had been convicted of his crime, the individual would have faced up to six months in jail and up to $1,000. When we met with the prosecutor in the case, she refused to make any offers for plea bargains. Therefore, we chose to set a jury trial. During preparation for the case, we located a private investigator who found witnesses to help our case and obtained helpful statements. We met with the witnesses frequently to gather information about the case, and prepared them to witness on the stand at the trial. After extensive conversations with the prosecutor, she agreed to dismiss the case only a few days before the trial was set to begin. The client, who is a graduate student, was able to go back to school and is extremely happy about the results. Had the case not ended this way, it may have jeopardized his studies and his ability to continue earning his degree. At Gounaris Abboud, the firm is focused on providing effective, client-centered defense to every individual that contacts us. We have a 10.0 Superb rating on Avvo and have been accredited by the Better Business Bureau. We have over 20 years of combined experience to put to your case and help you with your situation. We offer free case evaluations for customers, so that you can have a rough idea of how your case will go when you work with us. The firm offers assistance in weapons charges, violent crimes, sex crime cases, juvenile crime cases and more. Don’t hesitate to call today if you want more information about your specific situation!

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A client came to Gounaris Abboud after his wife pressed charges claiming that he had beat her and should be punished for domestic violence. Domestic violence cases are often difficult to prove because they are often a matter of testimony. Our client is a business owner and a registered nurse who has approximately five employees working for him to provide in-home health care to patients. If he had been sent to jail, it could have not only jeopardized his business but his employee’s business. The client had prior offenses already on his record, so any additional conviction would have resulted in the loss of his license with the state nursing board. He may have also lost his business, causing his employees to lose their jobs. Our client’s wife claimed that he had harmed her, and the case was prosecuted in Kettering Municpal Court. If convicted, our client faced up to six months in jail in addition to a $1,000 fine. Our team located witnesses who could testify to our client’s wife’s reputation and explain that she was telling a falsehood about her husband. The prosecutor on the case offered our client reduced charges of disorderly conduct, but we decided to keep the case set for a trial. The day that the trial was supposed to begin, our client was dismissed on all charges. The client was thrilled that he will now be able to keep his job and will not have any marks on his record for this alleged offense. If you have been arrested for a domestic violence charge, a lawyer at Gounaris Abboud, LPA may be able to assist you. These Dayton criminal defense lawyers are focused on achieving optimal results in every case. Contact the firm today at 937-222-1515 for more information!

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A client that recently hired Gounaris Abboud to work on his case had been charged with a felonious assault crime because of a jailhouse fight. According to the accusations, our client instigated a fight in the cell in the jailhouse and caused serious physical harm to the other party in the fight. Our client had an extensive criminal history, and already had about ten prior felony convictions. Because of this, the prosecution automatically assumed that our client was guilty. It took some work to prove that our client was innocent of serious crime. We chose to hire a private investigator to work with our client, and he was able to locate a video-recording of the fight. After watching the tape multiple times, our private investigator also went to the jail and interviewed all the witnesses in the cell about the incident that occurred. After all the research was collected, the private investigator was determined that the alleged victim in the fight actually instigated the violence and that our client was merely defendant himself from harm. We provided the prosecution with a copy of our findings, and she agreed that the case was likely one of self-defense. Our client was prosecuted on reduced charges, and was released quickly from incarceration. When you are looking for a Dayton criminal defense attorney that will pull out all the stops to prove that you are innocent in your case, then Gounaris Abboud is the firm for you. With over 20 years of combined court room experience, you can trust that the attorneys at this firm know how to handle criminal allegations and develop convincing defenses for their clients. Hire a successful firm that has pleased many clients. Hire Gounaris Abboud today! Read other case results here!

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