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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 Gates Mills Sex Crime Defense Lawyers 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 are some of the most notorious crimes with which you can be charged. The penalties are severe. Conviction often leads to lengthy prison sentences as well as sex offender registration. Just being charged with a sex crime can be devastating. The Sex Crime Defense Lawyers at Stiefvater Law understand that just being charged with a sex crime can destroy a family, ruin a career, as well as many other unfortunate consequences. 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:

Internet Sex Crimes

Title IX Actions

Voyeurism

Rape

Child Pornography

Social Media Sex Crimes

Solicitation

The degree of the crime is often fact dependent.  Most sex crime charges range from third degree misdemeanor (M3) to first degree felony (F1).

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 Gates Mills today to understand the penalties you are facing and to find out what we can do for you.

Proven Results.

The Gates Mills Sex Crime Defense Lawyers at Stiefvater Law, LLC will develop an effective legal team for your defense. Sex crimes are often charged with little or no evidence. If you are under investigation for a sex crime or have been charged – DO NOT provide a statement to law enforcement.  They are not on your side. We will stand strong with you throughout the process and 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.

It should be noted that there are certain enhancements and specifications that will enhance the possible penalties and create mandatory prison sentences and additional time to be served.

Call the Gates Mills Sex Crime Defense Lawyers at Stiefvater Law to find out if we are currently taking on new clients. We are the Sex Crime Attorneys in Gates Mills, Ohio, 44040.

There are many sex crimes defined in the Ohio Revised Code. Each section has its own verbiage and definitions. For example:

Voyeurism

Ohio Revised Code Section 2907.08

(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.

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Zip Codes in Gates Mills, Ohio: 44040