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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university of dayton student case dismissed

A student at the University of Dayton became frightened and nervous when approached by a police officer one night and asked about his age. The individual lied, saying that he was older then he actually was, and attempted to run from the police officer during the confrontation. As a result, the student was arrested and charged with obstructing official business, underage sale, and resisting arrest. The underage sale was an alcohol charge. The individual lied about his age in order to avoid being charged with underage drinking. As a result of his actions, he faced a possible $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail. The police take obstruction of justice seriously, and do not tolerate students who lie to them. Thankfully, this student hired Gounaris Abboud to tackle his case. We were able to negotiate with the City of Dayton prosecuting attorney on the case, and convince them to withdraw and dismiss all of the charges on the case. In exchange, the defendant was required to complete a six hour alcohol education program. This was the only penalty that he suffered for the offense, and he was never formally convicted of any of his charges. This means that the charges did not stay on his record, and he was able to continue his studies at the University of Dayton without any interruption for jail. If you are University of Dayton student that is accused of underage sale, obstruction of justice, or resisting arrest, you will want a Dayton defense attorney from our team to help you. We understand that individuals may do things that they regret when they are nervous. Instead of intentionally obstructing justice, you may have lied out of fear, or out of genuine confusion. If you need assistance, you can trust a lawyer at our firm to assist you. Hire us today!

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third ovi

Recently, a client came to Gounaris Abboud with a third OVI charge. This particular client was a government employee with over twenty years of experience. A third OVI on his record would have most likely resulted in the loss of his job. During the traffic stop that led to his arrest, the defendant failed all field sobriety tests. The intoxilyzer 8000 breath test registered his BAC at .156, almost twice the legal limit. The client had a collection of beer cans in his car at the time that he was topped, and even verbally admitted that he had had a few beers to drink and consumed hard liquor. Furthermore, at the time of the traffic stop our client urinated on himself, which helped to prove that he was clearly intoxicated. Our client was arrested, and the state’s attorney refused to reduce the charges at all. When this client contacted us, we decided to file a motion to suppress that challenged the nature of the stop and the field sobriety testing. We also challenged the breath test results. On the day of the hearing, the prosecutor agreed that he would dismiss the OVI charge and all accompanying charges. Instead, the court charged our client with a physical control charge, to which he plead guilty. Our client was extremely pleased to learn that he incurred no license suspension and wouldn’t be required to spend any time in jail. He didn’t even need to enroll in a weekend program, even though this is a common penalty in Ohio. The client was extremely pleased with the results of the case. Like this client, maybe you have a job that is not tolerable of OVI charges. If you are worried about the future and want someone to help you with your charges, contact a Dayton criminal defense attorney at Gounaris Abboud today for more information!

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disorderly conduct charge

A client came to Gounaris Abboud for the second time recently. During his junior at the University of Dayton, this individual was arrested for intoxication and charged with an offense. At that time, he came to our firm, and was able to leave the court room with the case dismissed. Not long ago, this same client called us once again. The individual was arrested when he was on his way home from a bar at about 2:00 a.m. The University student stopped to take a break from walking and was sitting on the ground when University police discovered him. Naturally, they were concerned about his state. He was sitting in a campus parking lot when discovered. The police called a medic to give him the medical attention that they thought that he needed. Our client was given a medical evaluation, and then transported to a hospital for treatment because he had a dangerously high BAC. During this entire process, our client was allegedly hostile and belligerent. He berated responding officers, EMT’s, and hospital staff. The client was held for observation overnight but was released the next day. He received a disorderly conduct charge because of his attitude during the entire process. After calling Gounaris Abboud, this client had nothing to worry about. Our firm negotiated with the individual and the prosecution and was able to get all charges dropped. After two successful cases with this client, Gounaris Abboud are proud to report that the student graduated the University of Dayton with a clear criminal record despite the fact that he faced a number of alcohol-related charges while he was a student. If you are facing any alcohol-related offenses or a disorderly conduct charge then you also need to contact an attorney for more information. Hire a Dayton criminal defense lawyer today if you want assistance in your case!

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ovi charges

At Gounaris Abboud, we are dedicated to reducing our client’s charges whenever it is possible to do so and getting them a satisfactory sentence. Recently, a client came to us with many criminal and traffic charges that she needed to defend in the Xenia Municipal Court and Fairborn Municipal Court. In both cases, she was charged with serious OVI violations. In one case, the woman had a Super OVI, which could have carried sentences such as months in jail and high fines. Also, the woman had a refusal of a breath test charge with a prior OVI conviction in 20 years. This charge can result in a mandatory minimum of 20 days of jail and up to six months of incarceration. Thankfully, the attorneys at Gounaris Abboud were able to negotiate with the courts in both cases and keep the client out of jail completely. While she still had to serve some penalties for her offenses, she was extremely pleased that she was not forced to spend time in jail for her wrongdoings. If you have been arrested for an OVI in the state of Ohio, then you will want a dedicated and hardworking attorney on your side as well. You can hire a lawyer at our firm to assist you in your OVI case and work to achieve a reduced sentence or full dismissal on your behalf. The attorneys at this firm have over 20 years of combined courtroom experience which they will use on your behalf. The firm serves clients all throughout the state of Ohio in multiple courthouses, and they will tackle almost any crime whether a misdemeanor or a felony. The attorneys can also handle federal or juvenile court proceedings. Don’t hesitate to hire a Dayton criminal defense attorney to tackle your case today!

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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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