Skilled And Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys In Ohio
If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, whether it be a misdemeanor or felony offense, the criminal defense attorneys at Waite, Tomb & Eberly are ready and available to assist you.
We can effectively defend your rights and freedom, guide you through every stage of the proceedings, and help you achieve the best possible outcome concerning your pending charges.
Our legal team investigates, evaluates, and negotiates the details of your case with the complete use of our resources and legal insight.
We work diligently on your behalf to obtain a favorable outcome, whether it be a dismissal, a reduction of charges, or shielding you from severe penalties you may be facing, such as imprisonment and a criminal record.
Advocates For Your Rights
We understand how much is at stake when you’ve been charged with a crime. Outcomes of criminal cases can affect you for the rest of your life. Criminal convictions go on your permanent record and sentencing may include probation, fines, imprisonment, and more. We will fight for your rights and the best possible outcome through the entire process from an arrest, to the investigation of the crime, criminal charges brought onto the defendant, sentencing procedure, appeals made post-sentencing, and any issues that arise after the trial.
Knowing your rights is imperative to navigating the legal system, and having a criminal defense lawyer on your side can made a critical difference. Whether your case can be resolved out of court, or needs to go to trial, we can put our experience to work for you.
Extensive Litigation Experience
Attorney Jeremy Tomb has extensive criminal defense experience and has a proven track record defending individuals with an assortment of crimes from sexual offenses to violent offenses including claims of domestic violence, and drug related offenses, including possession, paraphernalia and intent to distribute. His knowledge of criminal law and intricacies of the rules of evidence have been invaluable to his clients.
No matter what charges you face, the experienced criminal defense attorneys at Waite, Tomb & Eberly can help you achieve the best possible outcome for your situation. We have handled hundreds of OVI, DUI, assault, solicitation of prostitution, drug charges and felony charges. We are not afraid to try a case to jury and have successfully defended individuals accused of rape, murder and other serious crimes.
Understanding Criminal Charges
Criminal cases are generally divided into three categories: felonies, misdemeanors, and traffic violations. At Waite, Tomb & Eberly, our team of attorneys have the experience and skill to handle all types of criminal cases, no matter how serious the allegations may be.
Felonies are the most serious category of criminal offenses, and they come with the harshest penalties. Ohio law further classifies felony offenses as first-degree, second-degree, third-degree, fourth-degree, or fifth-degree based on the seriousness of the crime. Murder does not fit into a classification but is considered to be the most serious crime, above a first-degree felony.
Felony charges may include:
- Drug charges
- Weapons and gun charges
- Theft and fraud offenses (identity theft, insurance fraud)
- Financial crimes (embezzlement, fraud, bribery)
- Property crimes (burglary, breaking and entering, arson, robbery)
- Sex crimes (child pornography, sexual assault)
These are only some of many felony cases our criminal defense attorneys handle. Whether your case involves a plea bargain or goes to trial, we are ready to aggressively defend against your charges and protect your rights.
You may think that hiring a lawyer is not necessary for a misdemeanor crime. However, misdemeanor convictions can still result in jail time, probation, and/or costly fines. A conviction can still have lasting consequences for your life, even after you complete a sentence. It is just as important to have a skilled defense for a misdemeanor case as it is for any other criminal matter.
Misdemeanor charges may include:
- Domestic violence
- Operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI/DUI)
- Petty theft
- Traffic offenses
To schedule a consultation to discuss your case, contact a skilled criminal defense attorney at Waite, Tomb & Eberly today.