Facing criminal charges in Ohio could overwhelm you.
No matter if they are felonies or misdemeanors, criminal offenses carry harsh consequences that reverberate through every aspect of your life.
Although you probably know that you could go to jail and pay fines if your charges lead to a conviction, you may not realize the impact a criminal record can have on your entire life.
A conviction for any offense can make it hard to get a job, create difficulties in advancing your education, and stop you from living where you want.
With so much on the line, it’s important to have experienced Oakwood criminal defense attorneys from Gounaris Abboud, LPA, on your side.
Why Choose the Oakwood, Ohio Criminal Defense Attorneys from Gounaris Abboud to Represent You?
Choosing the right lawyer can be a daunting task.
You’ve got a lot to think about. You and your family will want to consider experience, documented track record of success, and reputation in the legal community when trying to figure out which attorney is best for you.
At Gounaris Abboud, our award-winning Oakwood defense attorneys have received prestigious recognition for their hard work, dedication to their clients, and track record of success.
Listed below are just a few of our lawyers’ attributes that distinguish our firm from other criminal defense lawyers in Oakwood, Ohio:
- A combined 50 years of criminal trial experience,
- Perfect 10.0 Superb Avvo ratings,
- Ohio SuperLawyers listing,
- National Top 100 Trial Lawyers listing,
- Our attorneys are former state prosecutors, and
- Free case evaluations.
We provide our clients with aggressive representation and the defense they deserve.
Oakwood Criminal Defense Attorneys Fighting for People Just Like You
We have handled thousands of cases throughout our careers and many in the Oakwood Municipal Court.
If you’ve been arrested or cited with a criminal charge in Oakwood, you will be required to appear in the Oakwood Municipal Court located 30 Park Avenue, Oakwood, Ohio.
The Court is only in session every Thursday. The Judge in Oakwood is Judge Peggy Quinn.
As we have regularly appeared in this court,, there is a good chance we have represented someone with a similar case.
The following is a list of some of the cases we have handled:
- OVI/DUI charges,
- Firearms offenses,
- Drug charges,
- Narcotics trafficking,
- Sex crimes,
- Juvenile offenses,
- Violent crimes,
- Domestic violence,
- White-collar crimes,
- Bench warrants,
- Criminal appeals, and
- Federal crimes.
You should contact us immediately, even if we didn’t list your charges here. There’s a good chance that we have defended someone facing the same charges you are currently facing.
Possible Defenses for Your Oakwood Charges
We know from our vast experience that no two cases are alike. Although your charges might be the same as other cases we’ve handled, we know a one-size-fits-all approach does not help you get the defense you deserve.
When we sit down to discuss your case, we will listen to what happened from your point of view. Your description of the events gives us a great starting point.
From there, we gather the evidence in the prosecutor’s possession, especially exculpatory evidence, so we thoroughly understand the allegations against you.
We’ll conduct our own investigations if it is necessary to uncover additional evidence to support your defense.
After gathering evidence, we comb through every detail to find the strengths and weaknesses in the State’s case against you.
As former prosecutors, we understand how the State will present its case against you—and this understanding helps us to know the best way to defend you.
Even though we examine every case thoroughly, we know that similar issues arise in almost every case.
For example, in an OVI defense, we would look for helpful evidence such as:
- Whether law enforcement officers violated your rights by pulling you over without a valid reason,
- If the police administered and interpreted field sobriety tests correctly,
- If any independent witnesses observed you driving who could contradict the police officer’s testimony,
- Whether any witnesses could help you by testifying that you appeared sober before you drove, or
- If the chemical tests the police gave you were invalid.
Once we determine your best overall defense strategy, we can focus on implementing that strategy to get you the best outcome possible.
Contact Our Oakwood Criminal Defense Lawyers Today
Our award-winning lawyers will give you the personal attention you deserve.
Working with us means hiring a law firm that provides you with experience, dedication, and a track record of winning cases. Don’t trust your future to anyone else.