Limited Clients. Proven Results.

Our Bainbridge Criminal Defense Lawyers limit the number of clients represented at any given time. By doing so, we can dedicate our full resources to the defense of your criminal case in Bainbridge, Ohio. We answer your phone calls. We respond to your text messages. Your case is as important to us as it is to you. We stand up to the prosecution and get results. Any of our former clients will tell you.  Just ask.

Robert Stiefvater formed his Defense Law Firm, Stiefvater Law, to break the barriers that too many traditional Criminal Defense Law Firms just cannot get around. Criminal Defense Attorney Robert Stiefvater knows what it takes to defend individuals against criminal charges. His first legal job was with one of the largest prosecutor offices in Ohio. Robert saw first hand how difficult it is to defend criminal charges – no matter how serious – from the prosecution’s point of view. Stiefvater Law was formed to level the playing field and to protect individuals from becoming a victim of the system. The Bainbridge Criminal Defense Attorneys at Stiefvater Law will defend you in any court in Ohio. We have experience. We get results. Let’s talk.

If you need a Criminal Defense Attorney in Bainbridge or anywhere in Ohio, contact Criminal Defense Law Firm Stiefvater Law. Founding Criminal Defense Attorney Robert Stiefvater understands that often the legal consequences of a conviction are matched by the non-legal consequences of a conviction. For example, loss of job, loss of a professional license, and destruction of a marriage. Our Bainbridge Criminal Defense Lawyers will stand up for you and provide an aggressive defense. We know how to handle prosecutors. We know how to get results. Let’s talk.

You need a Criminal Defense Law Firm with experience. You need a firm known to get results. The Criminal Defense Lawyers at Stiefvater Law have the knowledge and ability to defend your criminal charge. The list of charges we have defended is too long to list, but includes:

• Computer Crimes

• Conspiracy

• Drug Manufacturing

• Drug Trafficking

• Drunk Driving

• Hate Crimes

• Larceny

• Money Laundering

• Obstruction

• Perjury

• Racketeering

• Robbery

• Securities Fraud

• Telephone Harassment

• Voyeurism

• Violation of Protection Order

• White Collar Crimes

Criminal charges vary greatly in range of punishment. In Ohio, crimes are classified as either misdemeanor or felony. Felony charges are more serious than misdemeanors. Jail and prison are possible on all charges except for minor misdemeanors. Your case is specific, so contact the Bainbridge Criminal Defense Attorneys at Stiefvater Law to discuss the penalties specific to your charge.

Felony Penalties are as follows:

Fifth Degree Felony (F5) – up to 12 months in prison. Fine up to $2,500.

Fourth Degree Felony (F4) – up to 18 months in prison. Fine up to $5,000.

Third Degree Felony (F3) – up to 5 years in prison. Fine up to $10,000.

Second Degree Felony (F2) – up to 8 years in prison. Fine up to $15,000.

First Degree Felony (F1) – up to life in prison. Fine up to $20,000.

We answer our phones 24/7. We know how to defend you. We know how to handle prosecutors. Let’s talk.

Call the Bainbridge Criminal Defense Attorneys at Stiefvater Law to find out if we are currently taking on new clients. We are the Criminal Defense Lawyers in Bainbridge, Ohio, 44023.

The criminal code in Ohio is contained in Chapter 29 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC). Here is an example from the ORC:

2905.11 Extortion

(A) No person, with purpose to obtain any valuable thing or valuable benefit or to induce another to do an unlawful act, shall do any of the following:

(1) Threaten to commit any felony;

(2) Threaten to commit any offense of violence;

(3) Violate section 2903.21 or 2903.22 of the Revised Code;

(4) Utter or threaten any calumny against any person;

(5) Expose or threaten to expose any matter tending to subject any person to hatred, contempt, or ridicule, or to damage any person's personal or business repute, or to impair any person's credit.

(B) Whoever violates this section is guilty of extortion, a felony of the third degree.

(C) As used in this section, "threat" includes a direct threat and a threat by innuendo.

Cities in Geauga County: Auburn, Burton (Township), Burton, Aquilla, Bainbridge (Township)

Zip Codes in Bainbridge, Ohio: 44023