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You absolutely need a win.  If you or someone you know is in need for a Sex Crime Defense Law Firm, then pick up the phone and contact the Austintown Sex Crime Defense Lawyers at Stiefvater Law, LLC.  We limit the number of clients we represent so we can focus on your defense and achieving the necessary results.  We successfully defend individuals who are under investigation for or have been charged with a sex crime. Let us tell your side of the story.

Sex Crimes have severe consequences. Even before a conviction, the penalties are severe. Families are disrupted or destroyed, and jobs can be lost. Conviction will often result in prison sentences and sex offender registration. Contact the Sex Crime Lawyers at Stiefvater Law to discuss the investigation or charges that have been brough against you. We can help. Let's talk.

Sex Crimes and Punishments

There are many different crimes that are considered sex crimes.  Our Sex Crime Attorneys are experienced in defending all sex crimes.  These include:

Child Pornography

Social Media Sex Crimes

Internet Sex Crimes

Title IX Actions




There are varying degrees of different sex crimes.  Most sex crime charges range from first degree felony (F1) to third degree misdemeanor (M3).

Besides the potential prison sentence, conviction of a sex crime will require mandatory Sex Offender Registration.  There are three tiers of Sex Offender Registration. Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III.

For example, if you are convicted of an offense that requires:

Tier II Sex Offender Registration

Individuals in Tier II must register every 180 days for 25 years.

Contact a Sex Crime Attorney in Austintown today to understand the penalties you are facing and to find out what we can do for you.

Proven Results.

The Sex Crime Lawyers at Stiefvater Law, LLC will develop an effective team of Sex Crime Lawyers and experts to aid your defense. If you are under investigation for a sex crime or have been charged – DO NOT provide a statement to law enforcement. Law enforcement is not on your side. These cases are often lacking in physical evidence.  We will stand strong with you throughout the process and effectively tell your side of the story.  Let’s talk.

The potential prison sentence and fine depends on the degree of the offense for which you have been convicted.  If you are convicted of a sex offense, besides registering as a sex offender, if you are convicted of a:

First degree Misdemeanor then you face a maximum fine of $1000 and a jail sentence up to 180 days.

First degree Felony then you face a maximum fine of $20,000 and prison up to and including life.

There are specifications under Ohio and Federal law that will enhance the possible penalties and create mandatory prison sentences and additional time to be served.

Call the Austintown Sex Crime Defense Attorneys at Stiefvater Law to find out if we are currently taking on new clients. We are the Sex Crime Attorneys in Austintown, Ohio, 44406.

Below is an excerpt of a sex crime and definition as created in the Ohio Revised Code:


Ohio Revised Code 2907.241

(A) No person, with purpose to solicit another to engage in sexual activity for hire and while in or near a public place, shall do any of the following:

(1) Beckon to, stop, or attempt to stop another;

(2) Engage or attempt to engage another in conversation;

(3) Stop or attempt to stop the operator of a vehicle or approach a stationary vehicle;

(4) If the offender is the operator of or a passenger in a vehicle, stop, attempt to stop, beckon to, attempt to beckon to, or entice another to approach or enter the vehicle of which the offender is the operator or in which the offender is the passenger;

(5) Interfere with the free passage of another.

(B) No person, with knowledge that the person has tested positive as a carrier of a virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, shall engage in conduct in violation of division (A) of this section.

(C) As used in this section:

(1) "Vehicle" has the same meaning as in section 4501.01 of the Revised Code.

(2) "Public place" means any of the following:

(a) A street, road, highway, thoroughfare, bikeway, walkway, sidewalk, bridge, alley, alleyway, plaza, park, driveway, parking lot, or transportation facility;

(b) A doorway or entrance way to a building that fronts on a place described in division (C)(2)(a) of this section;

(c) A place not described in division (C)(2)(a) or (b) of this section that is open to the public.

(D) (1) Whoever violates division (A) of this section is guilty of loitering to engage in solicitation, a misdemeanor of the third degree.

(2) Whoever violates division (B) of this section is guilty of loitering to engage in solicitation after a positive HIV test. If the offender commits the violation prior to July 1, 1996, loitering to engage in solicitation after a positive HIV test is a felony of the fourth degree. If the offender commits the violation on or after July 1, 1996, loitering to engage in solicitation after a positive HIV test is a felony of the fifth degree.

Cities in Mahoning County: Beaver, Berlin, Beloit, Austintown (Township), Alliance

Zip Codes in Austintown, Ohio: 44406, 44511, 44515, 44509