*The following are verdicts and dispositions from some of our cases. They no way to imply that your case will have the same or similar results/outcome. All cases are unique with different facts and evidence.
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Client was involved in two homicide with five other individuals. Before being arrested, client contacted Mr. Gourjian. Negotiations and arrangements were made with State Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Office before turning himself in. Client was only charged as an Accessory. Defendant $100K bond was reduced to $5K. Client pled before arraignment and reduced client’s sentence to 2½ years.
Client retained Mr. Gourjian on Saturday Sept 25 for a DUI charge. Client very dissatisfied with his former attorney. Client’s case was set for trial at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, Sept 28. On trial day, Judge would not grant a continuance or allow for discovery. Case proceeded to trial without any documents or preparation. Jury came back with a not guilty verdict and client went home at 5:00 PM.
Client retained Mr. Gourjian for a Second DUI with Serious Bodily Injury. The other
driver was airlifted to the hospital for life-
A client was arrested for child molestation five years after the incident had occurred. The alleged victim was the client’s son and the State’s star witness was his older brother. Both had a falling out with the client. At trial, Mr. Gourjian was able to point out inconsistencies and major discrepancies of the victim and witnesses. The jury came back with a not guilt verdict in one and half hours.
A client had been placed on probation and been recently arrested for battery, thus violating her probation. She had two prior attorneys with whom she was very dissatisfied. Mr. Gourjian was retained and got her a very low bond on her VOP. Mr. Gourjian conducted background check on the victim and procured a witness to the battery. Charges were dropped with the victim present in court!
A young man was accused of touching a 12 year old girl who had been suspended from school. Accusations were that he touched her for four days straight and faced four life sentenced. State’s offer was 25 years prison sentenced. In trial, Mr. Gourjian successfully discredited the State’s witnesses including the victim and her parents. Jury reached their not guilty on all four counts in less than two hours.
A client and his friend were arrested for trafficking oxycodone. State-
Client hired Mr Gourjian to represent him on his Burglary of a Dwelling charge. Conducted crime scene investigation and depositions. Proceeded to trial and argued at trial that the evidence failed to show that my client was at the crime scene. Client was found guilty and Mr. Gourjian appealed. The appeal court agreed with Mr. Gourjian arguments and VACATED guilty verdict and the conviction.
Criminal Matters Crimes are classified either as misdemeanors or felonies. A misdemeanor is a crime that the maximum punishment (incarceration) is less than one year, i.e. 364 days. A felony is a crime punishable (incarceration) by one year or more. Misdemeanors are handled in County courts, and felonies are handled in Circuit courts. With our extensive experience in handling numerous cases, we are able all types of cases, both misdemeanors and felonies. Mr. Gourjian has handled (and tried) cases ranging from DUIs to homicide. Some cases require the filing of motions (i.e. to suppress evidence illegally seized, or dismiss the charges), or have the attorney conduct depositions on witnesses, or analyze the crime scene. And having an attorney that knows how to conduct such matters is an important asset for someone who has been accused of a crime.
Violation of Probation Many times, an individual is placed on probation as part their plea bargain. Probation is offered in lieu of jail time and it is an instrument used by the courts to maintained jurisdiction (watch over) on the individual. Certain conditions, such as completing drug treatment programs, curfew, or performing certain number of community service hours are required. From time to time, individuals violation these conditions, sometimes unintentionally. As they are not criminal in nature (i.e. they are contempt of court hearings), the burden of proof for the State to prove a violation of a condition is much easier than a criminal case. The Law Offices of Sebouh Gourjian has handled numerous violations of probation matters and it is why its very important to have an attorney who knows how to handle violation of probation matters.
Injunctions Injunctions are orders from a court directed either a party or parties to stay away from each other. This includes no direct contact, such as face to face communications, phone calls or texting, as well as no indirect contact, like a third party (friend) relaying messages. The parties typically include a petitioner (the one seeking the injunction/protection) and a respondent (the one being asked to stay away from the petitioner). From time to time, parties violate the court order requiring parties to stay away from each other. Also, a party may wish to change to terminate the injunction or have a condition modified. The Law Offices of Sebouh Gourjian handles both initial injunction hearing as well as modification, termination or violations of the injunction. Mr. Gourjian has represented both petitions and respondents in these matters and has expensive knowledge on the inner workings of injunction court.
Traffic Ticket Traffic tickets come in three varieties: Moving violations, non-
Expunction/Sealing of Records, Bond Reduction and Other Services Other services that
the Office of Sebouh Gourjian provides are expunction/sealing of records, bond reduction/reinstatement
motions, First Appearance, jail visits, background checks, reinstatement of driver’s
licenses, and bond forfeitures/remission motions. We also prepare and conduct post-