Antony Abboud has been selected for inclusion in the 2014 Ohio Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list under the Criminal Defense practice area. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the Ohio Super Lawyers® list, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list in the entire state. Mr. Abboud has since been voted to the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list consecutively from 2011-2014. Mr. Abboud is also a 10.0 “Superb” rating by Avvo, which is an attorney rating website recognized around the nation and has he has also been honored by The National Association Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer.

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The legal team at Gounaris Abboud, LPA is proud to announce that our very own Nicholas G. Gounaris was recently selected for inclusion on the 2014 list of “Top Rated Attorneys in Ohio”—which you will find in the January issue of Cincinnati Magazine. Only a very small percentage of Dayton’s attorneys are honored with this distinction each year, as all nominees must have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Lawyers cannot buy their way onto the list. Rather, they are subjected to a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Honorees are selected annually for each state and practice area. When looking at Mr. Gounaris’ extensive list of achievements, it comes as no surprise that he was honored as one of Ohio’s top-rated attorneys. Not only is he an active member of numerous associations, including the Dayton Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association and the Federal Bar Association, but he even has experience as a former prosecutor and acting Judge—making him an invaluable asset to our team. If you are interested in finding out how Mr. Gounaris or any of the other Dayton criminal defense lawyers at Gounaris Abboud, LPA can assist you, contact the firm today. To speak with a member of our legal team about your case, call today at  937-222-1515  or fill out a free case evaluation form.

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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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