Criminal Defense Attorneys

Stiefvater Law represents a limited number of clients. By limiting the number of clients, we have time to fully research and prepare each defense. There is no cookie cutter approach to criminal defense. People facing a loss of liberty, property, and fines deserve more. We understand that there are often employment and family issues that will result from a criminal conviction. Client focused representation has proven to be the key ingredient to the successful defense against criminal charges.

Defending Individuals

Every charge is a serious charge. Attorney Robert Stiefvater has experience from both the prosecution and the defense. Early in his career, Robert worked for one of the largest prosecutor offices in the State of Ohio. Realizing that the system is set up for convictions and plea deals, Robert focused his criminal defense practice on the defense of individuals.

Stiefvater Law has successfully defended individual facing charges that could result in anything from simple fines to life in prison. We represent adults, juveniles, and juveniles being tried as adults.

Call today and find out if we are currently accepting new clients. Even if we do not take your case we will give you a free legal consultation.


The State of Ohio has categorized the majority of criminal and traffic offenses as either misdemeanor or felony charges. Misdemeanors are not as serious as felonies. However, certain misdemeanors can still carry up to six (6) months in jail as well as fines exceeding $1,000.00. If you have been arrested or issued a ticket, you should consult with an attorney who can advise you of the possible penalties and defenses to your case.

Many criminal charges can be either a misdemeanor or a felony. For example, theft is a misdemeanor if the value of goods or services alleged to have been stolen is under $1,000.00. If the value of the goods or services is alleged to be or exceeds $1,000.00, then theft is classified as a felony. The degree of felony is also determined on a separate set of facts and circumstances.

We have experience defending just about every crime imaginable, including:

  • Fraud

  • Domestic Violence

  • Theft

  • Drug Possession

  • Drug Trafficking

  • White Collar Crimes

  • Conspiracy

  • Weapons Violations CCW

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Call Stiefvater Law today to get answers and discuss what a successful defense of your case will require. Even if we do not accept your case, we will answer your questions so you are better prepared for the next criminal defense lawyer you speak with.