Limited Clients. Proven Results.

Our Richmond Heights Criminal Defense Attorneys 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 Richmond Heights, 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.

Stiefvater Law, LLC was formed to provide successful defense of criminal charges to individuals. Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Stiefvater started his career in one of the largest prosecutor offices in Ohio. He saw first hand how the system was set up to force convictions and plea deals. Innocent people often plea to lesser charges to limit risk of conviction of more serious criminal charges. There is something inherently wrong with a system set up to convict innocent people. The Richmond Heights Criminal Defense Attorneys at Stiefvater Law will tirelessly fight to protect you. We will tell your side of the story and be with you every step of the way. We have experience. We get results. Let’s talk.

Our Criminal Defense Lawyers understand that every criminal charge is serious. While some charges have more severe penalties, our Defense Law Firm believes that any time the government in Richmond Heights or anywhere wants to deprive you of your freedom, your money, or any combination of the two, that there is no greater threat to our society. There is no greater threat to you. Criminal convictions can have life changing ramifications - besides the potential jail or prison sentence. There are stigmas associated with convictions. Convictions can cost you your job or ability to obtain a job. The list goes on and on. You need a Richmond Heights Criminal Defense Law Firm that can get you results. We know how to handle prosecutors. Let’s talk.

Richmond Heights Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Stiefvater has been successfully defending individuals since 2003. He has defended almost every criminal charge imaginable. Including:

• Aiding and Abetting

• Assault

• Child Abuse

• Credit Card Fraud

• Criminal Tresspass

• Domestic Violence

• Drug Cultivation

• DUI

• Extortion

• Fraud

• Homicide

• Possession

• Rape

• Shoplifting

• Solicitation

• Tax Evasion

• Wire Fraud

Richmond Heights Criminal Defense Attorney Robert Stiefvater will discuss the specifics of your case during your free consultation. In Ohio, criminal charges are classified as either felony or misdemeanor. Felonies carry the potential of longer prison sentences and larger fines than misdemeanors. Call to discuss your case with a Criminal Defense Attorney.

Misdemeanor Penalties are as follows:

Minor Misdemeanor (MM) – 0 days in jail. Fine up to $150.

Fourth Degree Misdemeanor (M4) – 0-30 days in jail. Fine up to $250.

Third Degree Misdemeanor (M3) – 0-60 days in jail. Fine up to $500.

Second Degree Misdemeanor (M2) – 0-90 days in jail. Fine up to $750.

First Degree Misdemeanor (M1) – 0-180 days in jail. Fine up to $1,000.

Criminal Charges are serious. We are here to help. We have the experience and knowledge to get results. Our phones are answered 24/7. Put your mind at ease. Let’s talk.

Call the Richmond Heights Criminal Defense Attorneys at Stiefvater Law to find out if we are currently taking on new clients. We are the Criminal Defense Lawyers in Richmond Heights, Ohio, 44143.

Ohio Revised Code Chapter 29 contains the law for the State of Ohio regarding Crimes. Below is an excerpt:

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 Cuyahoga County: Bedford, Bentleyville, Bay Village, Beachwood, Bedford Heights

Zip Codes in Richmond Heights, Ohio: 44143