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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dayton criminal defense attorney

When a driver is charged with a DUI, the punishments can be serious. Recently, a client came to our firm after he was charged with a DUI and Refusal. This means that the prosecution had reason to believe that he was guilty of a DUI, and could charge him for refusing to take blood and breath tests that are required by the law. The suspect had not been arrested for a DUI within 6 years, but in his lifetime he had been charged with two previous offenses. This may have affected his sentence and caused the judge to add a harsher penalty. When this client came to our firm, we set about right away to obtain a Motion to Suppress. To our delight, the court chose to dismiss our client’s OVI charge which means that this would not end up on the client’s driving record. This would keep his insurance rates low and help him to avoid getting his license revoked or being cited for criminal conduct in the event of a background check. In addition to this, our client’s refusal to take a blood or breath test charged was minimized and reduced to a reckless operation charge. Reckless operation is considered a fourth degree misdemeanor and only comes with a fine and court costs. Our client was able to avoid jail time and license revocation among other crimes. As a result, he was able to walk free after trial with only a monetary expense as punishment. If you have been arrested for an OVI charge and are worried about your future, you need to hire a firm that has proven success based on their case results. You need to hire Gounaris Abboud, LPA today! Contact them at 937-222-1515 for more information!

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ovi charge reduced

When you are arrested for an OVI charge, you may have to spend time in jail and pay heavy fines for your crime. In Ohio, a 1st DUI conviction comes with at least three days in jail or probation with a driver intervention program. People can serve as many as 6 months for an OVI charge in this state. As well, a person can have his or her license suspended for up 3 years, and may be required to place DUI plates on his or her car. These plates will announce that the driver has been charged with a DUI and warn others to steer clear. As well, the driver may be forced to install an ignition interlock device on his or her vehicle, and fined up to $1,075. When a client came to us with an OVI charge, we knew that we needed to step up and help quickly. The client was stopped by a police officer on his way home from the Bengals and Steelers fame in Cincinnati. Police officers often patrol the streets after a sports game in hopes that they can catch drivers who may have had a few too many beers while watching football that afternoon. The police officer stopped our client and forced him to take a breath test. Our client merited a 0.15, which is almost twice the legal limit. We asked for a motion to suppress hearing due to the nature of the case, and the state agreed to dismiss the OVI. Instead, our client was charged with a physical control violation. This is a non-moving offense and will not affect our client’s driving record. He will not lose his driving license as a result. If you want a Dayton DUI lawyer with proven results to work on your case, don’t hesitate to contact an attorney at Gounaris Abboud, LPA today!

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felony burglary

When you are charged with a serious felony you want to rest assured that you have a chance to avoid your charges. Whether you have been charged with a murder a burglary or a DUI you want a lawyer to come alongside you and advocate for you in court. You may need this attorney to negotiate with the prosecution or prove why you don’t deserve the accusations that you have received. In the past, a client came to our firm having been charged with two counts of burglary. Both of these charges were 3 rd degree felonies which carry a 1-5 year prison sentence. As well, our client may have had to pay exorbitant fines, deal with marks on his criminal record, and serve in community service. With so many punishments awaiting this client, there was a lot of serious logistics to work through. At our firm, we were able to arrange a meeting with the prosecution and discuss the lack of evidence in the case. We showed why we did not believe that our client was guilty of the charges and why this client should not need to spend time in prison for a crime that could not be proven. Eventually, the prosecution capitulated, and admitted that they would dismiss all charges against our client. This means that our client was able to walk away from the case without any sentence because the court chose to abandon prosecution. If you have been charged with a felony like burglary, getting the right lawyer can make or break your case. If you are located in Ohio, then you need to consider hiring Gounaris Abboud, LPA to help you. These criminal defense lawyers seek the best for their clients in every situation, and want to help you to avoid the serious punishments that can come from being charged with a felony. Talk to these Dayton Criminal Defense attorneys today for more information!

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felony charges dismissed

Recently, a client came to our firm having been charged with two counts of felony burglary. Each offense carried a 3 rd degree felony, meaning that the client could have spent 1-5 years in prison per charge. Yet there was not enough evidence to put together a viable case. Our client was on the brink of being charged with crimes that may have never even been committed. In order to help our client, we were able to negotiate with the prosecution before the trial began. We explained that the evidence did not prove that our client was guilty of the charges, and the burglaries may have been committed by another person or our client may have been framed. After a powerful argument, the State of Ohio dismissed all charges against our client, leaving the defendant with no sentences to serve. This success story shows that with the right attorney, even serious felonies can disappear. The lawyers at Gounaris Abboud, LPA are dedicated to helping those in need with whatever charges they are facing. Whether you have been framed in a burglary or were caught while driving under the influence, we are here to help. The lawyers at this firm are fully qualified to take on your case. Attorneys at the firm have been granted a 10.0 superb Avvo rating, which is an accomplishment that is only granted to the best attorneys in the United States. As well, Mr. Nicholas Gounaris is listed as a Super Lawyer®. This is a high honor that is only given to honored and accomplished lawyers. With a lawyer who cares about you on your side, you have a better chance of receiving the representation that you need to leave court without a jail or prison sentence. While we can’t guarantee an outcome for your trial, we will do all we can to give you the “not guilty” verdict you long to hear, or get your case dismissed like our client above.

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