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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ohio ovi charge

An Ohio OVI charge can severely impact anyone. At the law firm of Gounaris Abboud, LPA, we represent people from all walks of life that face the very serious charge of operating a motor vehicle while impaired (OVI). When arrested for an OVI crime you may be facing harsh penalties including: Jail time License suspension License reinstatement fees Large Fines Driver Intervention Program Community Service Recently, our firm represented a college student with no prior record in the Kettering Municipal Court on an OVI charge. Our client tested a blood alcohol content (BAC) of over .16 and was facing very serious sanctions including the loss of driver’s license and up to six (6) months of incarceration. We knew that we would need to build a strong case to help our client fight against these charges. After a lengthy litigation process that included a motion to suppress hearing, the client pled guilty to a reduced charge thereby keeping an OVI conviction off their driving record. An OVI conviction greatly damages your driving record and it is imperative to do all that you can when facing these charges to fight to keep the conviction off of your record. This entails working with an experienced Dayton DUI attorney to create a strong testimony and defense against the prosecutor’s evidence. The lawyers at Gounaris Abboud, LPA have experience cross-examining witnesses and finding flaws in the evidence against our clients. If you are facing an OVI charge in Ohio contact our firm and see how we may be able to help you fight for a reduced charge. We proudly offer a free case evaluation so you can call today and speak with a skilled DUI lawyer regarding your case at no cost!

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theft crimes

At Gounaris Abboud, LPA, the attorneys are constantly working to benefit defendants and represent them to the best of their ability. Recently, a defendant’s family abandoned their original criminal defense attorney and hired our firm to tackle their case. At the time that we approached the case, the defendant was already in prison serving a two-year sentence that was a plea bargain from his theft charges trial. The defendant was charged with stealing over $150,000 from multiple businesses that he was associated with. In order to receive a lesser sentence, the defendant pled guilty to a number of felony theft offenses. Now, he has a felony on his record. As a recent college graduate, this could heavily influence his ability to make a successful career in the future. After the plea bargain was struck in court, the defendant’s family contacted us. We were asked to review the case and try to get the defendant out of prison before his two-year sentence was up. We were able to successfully get the individual out of prison on early release, and are not working to appeal an underlying conviction and the amount of restitution that the court has ordered him to pay. If we are able to successfully appeal the conviction, then the felony will be taken off of the defendant’s record, giving him the opportunity to pursue a professional career once again. So far, this client is thrilled with the results that Gounaris Abboud, LPA has been able to provide. If you have been charged with a white collar crime or a theft crime, don’t hire an attorney who won’t go the extra mile. This defendant was dissatisfied with his first attorney, but is now happy and feels taken care of as he works with our professional defense team. Talk to a Dayton criminal defense lawyer at the firm today!

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domestic violence

At Gounaris Abboud, LPA, the attorneys are dedicated to aggressive and convincing representation. With their expertise, experience, knowledge, and persistence, the attorneys have been able to gain many satisfactory case results for clients. Recently, the firm was successful in a case which took place in the Fairborn Municipal Court. A Major in the Air Force came to our firm after he was charged with domestic violence. The hardworking military member is responsible for delivering supplies to combat zones all across the world, and pilots planes for this effort. If he had been convicted of a crime, even a misdemeanor in domestic violence, it would have meant immediate loss of his security clearance. This means that the Major would have had to resign from his position or he would have been discharged. Gounaris Abboud, LPA understood that this was more than just a case. This was a matter of an individual’s ability to keep his job. That is why Gounaris Denslow Abboud worked extremely hard in order to successfully show the courts that the individual did not deserve to be convicted of this crime. Instead, the attorney who took this case was able to secure a dismissal for the Air Force Major. All he had to do was complete a short course in conflict resolution as a punishment. Both the client and his family were extremely happy with the results from this case. If you have been arrested for a domestic violence crime, then you are going to want a reliable and successful lawyer on your side as well, Maybe like this client your job is at stake depending on the results of your criminal trial. Don’t gamble with a cheap attorney when you can hire superior representation. Hire a Dayton criminal defense attorney at Gounaris Abboud, LPA today!

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theft crimes

It is one thing to be accused of theft crimes as an average Joe; it’s a whole new ball game when it involves an individual who serves in the United States Military. Recently, at Gounaris Abboud, LPA, we were able to help a client who was facing charges that could have had detrimental consequences not only to his wallet but also to his career and reputation. Our client was accused of theft charges for computer hardware, and while the consequences for theft can be severe, due to his military standing the punishment would have been far more severe. Our client was a military doctor, and had he been convicted of theft in this case not only would he be facing the consequences of general theft charges, but he would also receive extreme punishments from the United States Military. This would include a dishonorable discharge from the military, and seeing that he was in the process of completing his medical residency at various Dayton medical centers, he would have also been required to pay back the U.S. Navy nearly $250,000 for his medical school tuition that they paid on his behalf. As his criminal defense attorneys, we first fought to keep his case out of the military courts, and with an aggressive tactic we were able to bring the case to the Xenia Municipal Court instead. With extensive preparation and time dedicated, we were able to help our client and the court eventually dismissed the case entirely. While many individuals may not be accused of theft crimes while serving in the military, any criminal charges may have a great effect on your life and future. In the event that you are charged with any form of crime, contact our offices today for the Dayton criminal defense attorney you deserve.

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domestic violence charges

Domestic violence charges are taken seriously here in the state of Ohio, and yet in some cases accidents occur or wrong accusations are made. At Gounaris Abboud, LPA, we have dedicated our practice to criminal defense, including those who are facing charges for domestic violence. In many cases, males are the ones who are accused of these actions, and yet what many individuals don’t realize is the fact that both men and woman are equally accused of these actions, and our firm is dedicated to offering our services to both male and female clients who have found themselves in a legal bind with the law. Recently, our firm has had the privilege of helping yet another client with their criminal charges. In the Fairborn Municipal Court, our client was a woman accused of domestic violence towards her estranged husband. What made this case unique was the fact that she was currently involved in a divorce battle with her husband and dealing with various custody issues at the time of the charges. In the event her husband was able to win and prove that his wife was guilty of domestic violence, the divorce and custody battle outcome would look very different and in his favor. For this very reason, fighting the charges placed against her was crucial, so that she would not only be entitled to different aspects of the divorce, but also keep the right to be with her children. After six months of litigation on her behalf, our firm was able to aggressively fight for her and the court was finally led to dismiss the charges placed against her. Domestic violence charges are a serious accusation, and in the event of being convicted the penalties with the law could be very serious. If you or someone you know is in a similar situation, contact our firm today for the Dayton criminal defense attorney that you deserve!

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In some DUI cases, a conviction can mean job loss. For example, a client recently came to our firm after she was arrested for driving under the influence. She was pulled over at about 2:00 am one night when she was weaving along the center line near Indian Lake. When she was pulled over, the police discovered that she was weaving back and forth on the street because she was intoxicated. The woman was charged with a DUI and arrested. This particular client is a children’s services caseworker. Individuals who have a career in social work need to have a spotless criminal record in order to maintain their position. Being arrested and charged with a DUI put our client’s career in jeopardy. If she had been proven guilty of her offense, she would have been fired and forced to go out searching for another occupation. She would have also lost her ability to work as a licensed social worker anywhere in the United States. This could have forced her to make major career changes or go back to school to get a degree in another field. Thankfully, when this attorney came to Gounaris Abboud, LPA, we were able to advocate on her behalf and have the charge reduced to a reckless operation. This is a minor misdemeanor, and did not jeopardize her career. We were able to determine this sentence reduction through protracted negotiations, and our client was able to continue working in child services. If your career is in jeopardy because of a DUI arrest then you want a lawyer there to help you. Talk to an attorney at our firm today to get the representation you need to possible prove your innocence or see your sentence reduced.

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