Limited Clients. Proven Results.

You absolutely need a win.  If you or someone you know is in need for a Sex Crime Law Firm, then pick up the phone and contact the Leroy Sex Crime Attorneys 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 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 Lawyers are experienced in defending all sex crimes.  These include:

Internet Sex Crimes

Title IX Actions



Child Pornography

Social Media Sex Crimes


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 III Sex Offender Registration

Individuals in Tier III must register every 90 days for their entire lives.

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

Proven Results.

The Leroy Sex Crime Defense Attorneys 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:

Third degree Misdemeanor then you face a maximum fine of $500 and a jail sentence up to 60 days.

Third degree Felony then you face a maximum fine of $10,000 and prison up to 5 years.

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 Leroy Sex Crime Lawyers at Stiefvater Law to find out if we are currently taking on new clients. We are the Sex Crime Defense Attorneys in Leroy, Ohio, 44024.

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


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.

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Zip Codes in Leroy, Ohio: 44077, 44024, 44086, 44057