A juvenile client petitioned help from Gounaris Abboud, LPA About after he was arrested and charged with a burglary charge. The individual faced a felony in the second degree. The penalties associated with this burglary charge are similar to the charges that he could face if he had assault someone with a deadly weapon. The juvenile faced the potential of being sent to a DYS until his 21 st birthday if he was convicted of the crime. The client had a good reputation, and as an honor roll student at his high school. He was also involved in multiple sports teams at the school, and was generally known as a “good kid.” The story behind his crime seemed innocent. He used a garage door code to open up a friend’s house and took some of the property that was inside. The homeowner was furious about the incident, and chose to press charges. This was the client’s first offense. Using his record of good behavior, and his innocence concerning the situation which he was charged for, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the felony charge. Instead, our client was charged with a misdemeanor theft charge and pleaded guilty as a part of a plea bargain deal. The youth will now serve a non-reported probation sentence and will be required to perform set hours of community service. Six months from now, his record will be expunged. This means that it will be like the offense never happened, permitting the individual to have a bright future without having to worry about how a criminal record could affect his career. If you want more information about burglary charges or if you have been arrested for a juvenile crime and need representation, hire a successfully Dayton criminal defense lawyer to work alongside you for favorable results.

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drug crime

Gounaris Abboud, LPA may not be able to facilitate a dismissal in all of their cases, but in many circumstances they can reduce charges so that clients have drastically reduced penalties. One client recently came to the firm with drug crime charges. She is the single mother of one child and has no prior criminal history. She was having a party at her house when a neighbor called the police with a noise complaint. When the police responded to the complaint, they noticed drug paraphernalia in plain sight in the house. They arrested the mother with drug charges. In the state of Ohio, a drug crime carries a mandatory minimum six-month license suspension. This means that for at least half a year, this mother may have been forced to abstain from driving. When she came to Gounaris Abboud, LPA, were able to convince the prosecutor in the case to amend the charges to a mere disorderly conduct charge. This is only a minor misdemeanor. This means that our client did not have to deal with a license suspension, and was not required to spend any time in jail. The client pled guilty to disorderly conduct and the court imposed a court cost with no fines. If you have been arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, then you may want to hire a dedicated defense attorney to assist you in your case as well. At Gounaris Abboud, LPA, the attorneys understand how to best discuss cases with the prosecution and work towards a satisfactory settlement in the case pre-trial. This way, it will save clients time and money, and they can be sure to get satisfactory results. While Gounaris Abboud, LPA cannot guarantee victory in every case they take on, clients can trust that the firm will do all that they can to assist their clients. Don’t hesitate to call the firm today!

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A client was convicted of several aggravated theft charges in a lower court, and asked Gounaris Abboud, LPA to help him appeal the case. The client had been ordered to pay nearly $166,000 in restitution. The client was not arguing that he was innocent of his crime, but thought that the restitution that he was required to pay was too high. The attorneys at Gounaris Abboud, LPA represented him in his appeal, arguing that the court abused its discretion when ordering such a high amount to be paid. The Second District Court of Appeal agreed with Gounaris Denslow Abboud about the unjust amounts, and removed $106,400.78 of the trial court restitution amount. This made the restitution much more affordable for our client, helping him to avoid serious financial difficulty in the future. If you have been convicted of a crime and would like to appeal, the Dayton criminal defense attorneys at Gounaris Abboud, LPA can help you. These lawyers are focused on helping you with your case and ensuring that you are taken care of when it comes to appeals. Call the firm today to get more information!

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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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reduced charges

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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forgery case dismissed

At Gounaris Abboud, we understand that one criminal conviction can alter your life path. Recently, a nursing school graduate came to our firm just as she was about to become a certified registered nurse. The woman was thrilled about her upcoming milestone, but the process suddenly came to a halt when she was indicted with a number of forgery charges. The charges stemmed from an action that our client had taken about three years ago. The client helped a friend by cashing some checks for her because the friend claimed that she did not have an account. Our client had no idea that she was cashing stolen and forged checks that her friend had obtained. When law enforcement targeted her for the crime, she came to us, hoping for assistance. We negotiated the case with the prosecutor for months, and then hired Dave Cook to conduct a polygraph test on the client. Our client passed the test, and a few months later the prosecutor dismissed the case. Our client is now working towards her goal of becoming a certified registered nurse. She is thankful that her record has not been damaged because of a friend’s poor behavior. At Gounaris Abboud, we want each client to have the chance to pursue his or her goals for the future. A criminal conviction can alter a person’s life in drastic and devastating ways. In some careers, an individual will not be accepted to work if he or she has a criminal conviction. Hire Gounaris Abboud today if you have been charged with fraud or forgery and were framed for the act. The attorneys at this Dayton criminal defense firm will do all that they can to prove your innocence and get you the case dismissal or not guilty verdict that you desire.

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assault and domestic violence charges

The attorneys at Gounaris Abboud are dedicated to providing the best representation for clients in the Dayton area. Recently, they worked with an Ohio State University graduate student who was charged with the crimes of assault and domestic violence. Both of the charges were misdemeanors of the first degree. This means that she could have been punished for the crimes with a fine of up to $1,000. In addition to this expense, the client may have been forced to spend up to six months in incarceration for her crime. This case was prosecuted in a Franklin County Municipal Court in Columbus, Ohio. Our client got into a verbal altercation with her boyfriend, and called law enforcement to ask them to come and remove him from the apartment that they shared together. When the officer’s arrived, they were told a different story. The client’s boyfriend spun the story so that it appeared that our client had attacked him and harmed him. The police believed the alleged victim, and arrested our client for assault and domestic violence charges. With assault and domestic violence charges, it is normally difficult to prove fault because there are not any witnesses and it is the alleged victim’s word against the defendant’s word. Thankfully, the defendant in this case hired Gounaris Abboud to assist in her case. The lawyers asked for a jury trial and the prosecutor informed the court that they did not wish to move forward shortly after the jury trial was approved. The court dismissed the case against our client on the request of the prosecutor, and she was able to leave without any marks on her criminal record or any punishments to serve. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, you need to also seek compensation from a Dayton criminal defense attorney at the firm.

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theft charges

A client recently came to our firm after being charged with her second theft offense in one year. We represented this client in her first theft offense and were able to reduce the charge to a disorderly conduct offense. The Judge at the Montgomery County Municipal Court informed our client that if she appeared before him again because of a similar offense, he was going to send her to jail for a long time. Despite this grave warning, the client was charged with theft once again. This time, we were able to get e charges amended to a charge of unauthorized use of property. We were also able to convince a judge that he should not put our client in jail despite his previous threat. The judge agreed that the originally threat was too harsh, and instead placed our client on probation. She was fined $5.00 as penalty for her crime, and is now serving her probation. This reduced sentence will allow her to continue the activities of her daily life and may help her to avoid losing her job as a result of the charges. At Gounaris Abboud, we use the resources that we have available to research ever client’s case and show why that individual should not be given the sentence that is associated with their original charge. While we cannot guarantee success, we can guarantee that we will do our best to convince the court you are innocent of your crime or don’t deserve to be sentenced to harsh or time-consuming punishments or penalties. At Gounaris Abboud, we are available to take on a wide variety of theft crimes and can help you to try and prove your innocence. Hire this successful Dayton criminal defense firm today!

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felonies reduced to misdemeanors

At Gounaris Abboud, the lawyers are dedicated to working through cases while keep their clients’ best interests in mind. Recently, a client came to the firm after being charged with two felonies. The client was facing a third degree felony for Having a Weapon While Under Disability, and a fourth degree felony for Improper Handling of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle. The client was a twenty-year-old who was riding in the back seat of a car when the vehicle was stopped by police. As an officer approached the vehicle, he noticed that the defendant was trying to hide something underneath the seat. Sure enough, when the officer searched the vehicle and discovered a gun underneath the defendant’s seat. The officer promptly pulled the defendant out of the car and placed him in the cruiser under arrest. Our client argued that the gun was not his, and that he should not be held responsible for having it in the car. The defendant was about to be a father, and with a little one on the way jail time was the worst possible penalty. When this client came to Gounaris Abboud we were able to hire a private investigator and obtain a witness statements from the driver of the car and a third party. Both of these individuals admitted that the gun belonged to a different passenger in the car. The court then dismissed the felonies and the clients plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge instead. He was not forced to spend any time in jail, and was thrilled with the outcome of the case. If you have been charged with a weapons crime, you should hire a Dayton criminal defense attorney at the firm to assist you as well. Contact the firm to get started!

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ovi charge

An OVI charge can be serious. When an individual is arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, it can lead to jail time, hefty fines, license suspension, and marks on the suspect’s criminal and driving records. Recently, a client came to Gounaris Abboud after being arrested and charged with an OVI. This particular client is the owner and operator of a successful IT consulting firm. An OVI conviction could have given him trouble at his place of employment, and may have even cost him his position at the company if he had been convicted. Unfortunately, this was this man’s third OVI charge. If convicted, he may have been forced to spend up to one year in jail and would have been obligated to at least serve a minimum sentence of 30 days. The client’s vehicle would have been forfeited to the state if he was convicted and his license may have been suspended for up to 10 years as a result of his crime. In addition to all of this, he would have had to face a mandatory fine that could have amounted to $2,750. These are serious punishments that could have had serious implications for our client. Thankfully, the professionals at Gounaris Abboud managed to reduce the charge to a physical control violation. This is a lesser charge that came with a light sentence. Our client did not have to spend any time in jail, and was charged a mere $150 fine. He was also ordered to do a weekend drivers’ intervention program as punishment. Our client was able to get his license back the same day as his final court hearing, and was able to keep his position at the IT consulting firm. He was thrilled with the results of his case. You may also be able to receive satisfactory results in your criminal case if you hire a Dayton criminal defense attorney at Gounaris Abboud to tackle your OVI case.

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