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Defend your driver’s license! If you have been ticketed or summoned to court for a traffic violation – no matter the traffic violation – call our Independence Driver's License Law Firm now.  Stiefvater Law represents a limited number of clients in order to provide outstanding representation with a track record of excellent results. Consult with one of our Traffic Ticket Attorneys in Independence, Ohio and find out for yourself!

Results driven Traffic Ticket Defense Law Firm Stiefvater Law has years of experience representing individuals with a license, individuals without a license, juveniles, and commercial drivers with a CDL. Our success has resolved reinstatement issues, driving privileges, license suspensions, and traffic offenses. Get a free consultation with a go-to Driver's License Defense Lawyer today. We are the Traffic Ticket Law Firm in Independence, Ohio, 44125.

Driving Under Suspension or DUS

One driver’s license suspension often snowballs into several suspensions leading to thousands of dollars of reinstatement fees and potential jail time. Contact the Independence Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyers at Stiefvater Law to discuss your specific situation. Our Driver's License Law Firm can help whether you are currently under suspension, facing charges that can result in suspension, or if you need driving privileges. We can help. Let’s talk.

Types of License Suspensions

There are many types of suspensions. Independence Traffic Ticket Law Firm Stiefvater Law will figure out your suspension and fight to get you back on the road. The most common suspensions are:

Drug Offense Suspension

Judgment Suspension

Driving Under OVI Suspension

Suspension for Reckless Operation

Failure to Appear Suspension

Suspension for Hit Skip

Financial Responsibility Suspension or FRA

12 Point Suspension

Failure to Reinstate

Failure to Pay Court Fine Suspension

Traffic Offenses

Our Independence Driver's License Defense Lawyers at Stiefvater Law can defend any traffic violation. Our experience is your advantage in the courtroom. Call to discuss your specific case and possible penalties, including points. We will fight your traffic ticket in Independence, Ohio.

We have experience with all threats to your driver’s license; including:


School Zone

Yield to Emergency Vehicles

Driving in Marked Lanes

Red Light Violations

Hit Skip


Physical Control

Wrongful Entrustment

Drag Racing

Left of Center

Reasonable Control

Reckless Operation

Assured Clear Distance

We also handle the following cases in Independence, Ohio: Stopping After Accident, Fictious Plates, Bicycle cases, Turn Signals, Railroad Crossing Violations, Low Speed, Moped cases, Weaving Within Lanes, Illegal U-Turn, Expired License, Expired Plates, Stop Sign Violations, Parking on Highway, Seatbelt, Distracted Driving, Driving While Texting, Snowmobile cases, Equipment Violations, and No Operator’s License.

Call the Independence Driver's License Attorneys at Stiefvater Law to find out if we are currently taking on new clients. We are the Traffic Ticket Attorneys in Independence, Ohio, 44125.

The following are definitions found in Ohio’s Traffic Laws:

(F) "School bus" means every bus designed for carrying more than nine passengers that is owned by a public, private, or governmental agency or institution of learning and operated for the transportation of children to or from a school session or a school function, or owned by a private person and operated for compensation for the transportation of children to or from a school session or a school function, provided "school bus" does not include a bus operated by a municipally owned transportation system, a mass transit company operating exclusively within the territorial limits of a municipal corporation, or within such limits and the territorial limits of municipal corporations immediately contiguous to such municipal corporation, nor a common passenger carrier certified by the public utilities commission unless such bus is devoted exclusively to the transportation of children to and from a school session or a school function, and "school bus" does not include a van or bus used by a licensed child day-care center or type A family day-care home to transport children from the child day-care center or type A family day-care home to a school if the van or bus does not have more than fifteen children in the van or bus at any time.

(G) "Bicycle" means every device, other than a device that is designed solely for use as a play vehicle by a child, that is propelled solely by human power upon which a person may ride, and that has two or more wheels, any of which is more than fourteen inches in diameter.

(H)"Motorized bicycle" or "moped" means any vehicle having either two tandem wheels or one wheel in the front and two wheels in the rear, that may be pedaled, and that is equipped with a helper motor of not more than fifty cubic centimeters piston displacement that produces not more than one brake horsepower and is capable of propelling the vehicle at a speed of not greater than twenty miles per hour on a level surface. "Motorized bicycle" or "moped" does not include an electric bicycle.

(I) "Commercial tractor" means every motor vehicle having motive power designed or used for drawing other vehicles and not so constructed as to carry any load thereon, or designed or used for drawing other vehicles while carrying a portion of such other vehicles, or load thereon, or both.

(J) "Agricultural tractor" means every self-propelling vehicle designed or used for drawing other vehicles or wheeled machinery but having no provision for carrying loads independently of such other vehicles, and used principally for agricultural purposes.

(K) "Truck" means every motor vehicle, except trailers and semitrailers, designed and used to carry property.

(L) "Bus" means every motor vehicle designed for carrying more than nine passengers and used for the transportation of persons other than in a ridesharing arrangement, and every motor vehicle, automobile for hire, or funeral car, other than a taxicab or motor vehicle used in a ridesharing arrangement, designed and used for the transportation of persons for compensation.

(M) "Trailer" means every vehicle designed or used for carrying persons or property wholly on its own structure and for being drawn by a motor vehicle, including any such vehicle when formed by or operated as a combination of a "semitrailer" and a vehicle of the dolly type, such as that commonly known as a "trailer dolly," a vehicle used to transport agricultural produce or agricultural production materials between a local place of storage or supply and the farm when drawn or towed on a street or highway at a speed greater than twenty-five miles per hour, and a vehicle designed and used exclusively to transport a boat between a place of storage and a marina, or in and around a marina, when drawn or towed on a street or highway for a distance of more than ten miles or at a speed of more than twenty-five miles per hour.

(N) "Semitrailer" means every vehicle designed or used for carrying persons or property with another and separate motor vehicle so that in operation a part of its own weight or that of its load, or both, rests upon and is carried by another vehicle.

(O) "Pole trailer" means every trailer or semitrailer attached to the towing vehicle by means of a reach, pole, or by being boomed or otherwise secured to the towing vehicle, and ordinarily used for transporting long or irregular shaped loads such as poles, pipes, or structural members capable, generally, of sustaining themselves as beams between the supporting connections.

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Zip Codes in Independence, Ohio: 44125, 44131