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You absolutely need a win. If you are searching for a Sex Crime Law Firm then you or someone you love is facing serious charges. Call the Chatham 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.
Few if any crimes have more severe penalties than sex crimes. Just being charged with a sex crime in Chatham has serious consequences. Careers are lost and families are destroyed. Sex Crime conviction results in sex offender registration and prison time. Contact the Sex Crime Attorneys at Stiefvater Law to discuss your defense. We can help. Let's talk.
Sex Crimes and Punishments
Many crimes are considered Sex Crimes. Our Sex Crime Lawyers in Chatham, Ohio, are experienced in defending all sex crimes. These include:
Title IX Actions
Social Media Sex Crimes
Internet Sex Crimes
There are different degrees of different sex crimes. Sex crime charges can be misdemeanors or felonies.
Besides a lengthy prison sentence, conviction of a sex crime requires 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 I Sex Offender Registration
Juveniles in Tier I will need to register every year for a 10 years, but adults will need to register once a year for 15 years.
Contact a Sex Crime Attorney in Chatham today to understand the penalties you are facing and to find out what we can do for you.
The Chatham Sex Crime Attorneys at Stiefvater Law, LLC will create a defense team of Sex Crime Defense Lawyers and experts to fight your charges. DO NOT provide a statement to law enforcement. Law enforcement is trying to obtain convictions. These cases are often lacking in physical evidence. You need a Sex Crime Defense Lawyer 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:
Fifth degree Felony then you face a maximum fine of $2,500 and prison up to 12 months.
Fourth degree Felony then you face a maximum fine of $5,000 and prison up to 18 months.
Specifications under Ohio and Federal law can enhance the possible penalties and create mandatory prison sentences and additional time to be served.
Call the Chatham Sex Crime Defense Attorneys at Stiefvater Law to find out if we are currently taking on new clients. We are the Sex Crime Defense Attorneys in Chatham, Ohio, 44253.
The Ohio Revised Code prescribes the law and definitions for various sex crimes – for example:
(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 Chatham, Ohio: 44253, 44275, 44256, 44254