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You absolutely need a win. If you are searching for a Sex Crime Defense Law Firm then you or someone you love is facing serious charges. Call the Berlin Sex Crime Defense Attorneys at Stiefvater Law to discuss your case. At Stiefvater Law, LLC, we limit the number of clients we represent at any given time. This serves our clients well by enabling us to devote the necessary amount of time to defend the serious and often false allegations that have led to an investigation or criminal charges. 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 Attorneys 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 Defense Attorneys are experienced in defending all sex crimes. These include:
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 Defense Lawyer in Berlin today to understand the penalties you are facing and to find out what we can do for you.
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 Berlin Sex Crime Lawyers at Stiefvater Law to find out if we are currently taking on new clients. We are the Sex Crime Defense Lawyers in Berlin, Ohio, 44401.
Below is an excerpt of a sex crime and definition as created in the Ohio Revised Code:
(A) No person, for the purpose of sexually arousing or gratifying the person's self, shall commit trespass or otherwise surreptitiously invade the privacy of another, to spy or eavesdrop upon another.
(B) No person, for the purpose of sexually arousing or gratifying the person's self, shall commit trespass or otherwise surreptitiously invade the privacy of another to videotape, film, photograph, or otherwise record the other person in a state of nudity.
(C) No person, for the purpose of sexually arousing or gratifying the person's self, shall commit trespass or otherwise surreptitiously invade the privacy of another to videotape, film, photograph, otherwise record, or spy or eavesdrop upon the other person in a state of nudity if the other person is a minor.
(D) No person shall secretly or surreptitiously videotape, film, photograph, or otherwise record another person under or through the clothing being worn by that other person for the purpose of viewing the body of, or the undergarments worn by, that other person.
(E) (1) Whoever violates this section is guilty of voyeurism.
(2) A violation of division (A) of this section is a misdemeanor of the third degree.
(3) A violation of division (B) of this section is a misdemeanor of the second degree.
(4) A violation of division (D) of this section is a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(5) A violation of division (C) of this section is a felony of the fifth degree.
Zip Codes in Berlin, Ohio: 44451, 44460, 44412, 44429, 44401