white collar crime

Sometimes, you need a lawyer on your case before you are even charged for a crime. Recently, a woman in Dayton, Ohio hired us to handle her case after she was suspected of fraud. The woman is a property manager for an apartment complex in Dayton, and is in charge of collecting rent payments and signing up new tenants. While working as the manager at the complex, this woman was suspected of discounting her rent payments for certain tenants. Individuals accused her of providing this discounts in exchange for monetary kickbacks. The woman continued to insist that the accusations were false. We worked with the prosecution on the case to show that our client had never been charged. We also helped the detective to see that the allegations were warrantless and that the case should never go to court. Thankfully, our hard work paid off and we were able to ensure that the client was never even formally charged with the fraud offenses. Because she was never charged, this woman was able to continue in her job as a property manager. Instead of replacing her, authorities replaced the property management company that had accused her of wrongdoing. Our client was thrilled with the results of this pre-indictment victory. If you have been accused of a white collar crime, you should hire an attorney immediately. If you act fast enough, you may be able to avoid a charge of any kind because a Dayton criminal defense attorney can fight for you before you ever make it to court. Hiring an attorney early can help you to avoid arrest or formal charges and may allow you to protect your reputation. Hire the successful team at Gounaris Abboud, LPA to assist you with your white collar crime charges today!

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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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sentence reduced to probation

In many court cases, the prosecution will divide each offense into one separate charge and then accuse a defendant of each of his or her actions individually. This means that a person who shot five people would be charged for five counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and the sentence for this crime would be multiplied by five. For a person who has committed serious felonies, the cumulative sentence may amount to a lifetime in prison. For a defendant who came to our offices recently, this was the case. He had been charged with six counts of aggravated arson and one count of carrying a concealed weapon. Aggravated arson is a first-degree felony and carrying a concealed weapon is a fourth-degree felony. All- together, his charges amounted to at least 65 years in prison. This suspect came to Gounaris Abboud, LPA because he wanted aggressive and effective representation in order to eliminate his charges. The attorney who took on this individual’s case chose to negotiate with the prosecution and determined that the defendant should not have to deal with all of the felony charges. Instead, the skilled attorney from our firm was able to whittle the charges down to one first-degree felony. After that, our attorney kept pursuing a lighter sentence for this client and eventually was able to merit him a probation sentence instead. This means that he did not even need to spend time in prison. Case results like this may be somewhat rare in criminal defense, but at Gounaris Abboud, LPA, these are the case results we strive for in every single case that we take on. We want you to be satisfied with your case results and know that you can trust us to opt for the future that you want. We are here to help you through whatever situations you are dealing with, so talk to us today for more information!

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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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juvenile suspect rescued from adult charges

When a child is convicted of a crime, the prosecution can choose whether or not to try that boy or girl in an adult court or a juvenile court. Those who are tried in a juvenile court typically receive lighter sentences including juvenile hall instead of prison. There are often more options for rehabilitation and classes in juvenile courts, whereas children that are tried in adult court may be sent to jail or prison for their offenses. Recently, a young woman came to us after she was charged with a number of felony offenses for stabbing a police officer and assaulting a paramedic. These serious crimes would have cost her about 15 years in prison if she had been tried in adult court, because of the serious sentences for felony assaults. When the District Attorney’s office attempted to transfer our client to adult court and force her to face these potential sentences, we stepped in. At Gounaris Abboud, LPA, we were able to show the prosecution that this young lady needed to stay in the juvenile system. When they agreed, the trial was conducted and the teenager was sent to juvenile hall instead. She will need to remain in custody where she will receive treatment in a therapeutic setting for one year. After this year, she will be released. When your child is in need of a lawyer, you don’t want to hire just anyone. You want your loved one to have the best local representation possible. You want an attorney who will fight for your child as if it was their own child who was facing serious charges. At Gounaris Abboud, LPA, we care about our clients. We will go the distance and do whatever we can to prove that they are innocent or reduce their sentences. Speak with a lawyer at our firm today if you want more information on what we can do for you!

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weapons crime conviction

In some cases, a criminal case can cost a hardworking employee his or her job. That was what almost happened to a defendant who came to Gounaris Abboud, LPA after being charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Having a Firearm While Intoxicated. Both of these crimes carry serious punishments, but for this specific individual there was more at stake than a few years in jail. At the time of the crime, this employee faced certain unemployment if convicted. He is a veteran of the Air Force and has a top-secret security clearance. When he merited his charges, he was working as a civilian contractor at the Patterson Air Force Base. His income was helping him to pay the mortgage on his home in the Dayton suburb of Springboro. When an individual has a top security clearance like this client, it is imperative that that person stays out of trouble. Any criminal convictions lead to almost certain termination from the defendant’s place of employment. This is why this client had to get the best of the best to represent him in his case. He came to Gounaris Abboud, LPA and was partnered with an attorney at our firm. We were able to help him work through the details of his case and eventually create a defense strategy that was convincing. With aggressive representation from our firm, this client was able to keep his job, his home, and his security clearance. Had he been proven guilty of his crime, he would have lost all of these priviledges. We were able to get this man’s charges dismissed. They were replaced with a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. The defendant’s only punishment was that he had to forfeit the firearm that had caused so much trouble and he plead guilty to the disorderly conduct charge. Because this charge is minimal, our client should have no problem obtaining his security clearance again when it comes time to renew it next year. If you have been charged with a weapons crime and are currently trying to work through your situation, hire a Dayton criminal defense lawyer that you can trust to be there for you.

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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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