Proven DUI Defense Attorney in Garrettsville, Ohio

Limited Clients. Proven Results.

By limiting the number of clients we represent, our DUI Law Firm has been able to focus on results.  DUI Attorney Robert Stiefvater has been successfully representing individuals since 2003.  If you were charged with DUI in Garrettsville, Ohio, call Stiefvater Law, LLC to find out if we are accepting new clients and to discuss your defense.  Our DUI Attorneys will explain every step of the process.  Put our experience to work for you in Garrettsville, OH.

The Garrettsville DUI Attorneys at Stiefvater Law, LLC owe their ongoing courtroom success to the following:

  1. Being courtroom prepared by staying current with changes in DUI laws;
  2. Limiting the number of clients we represent; and,
  3. Striving to achieve each client's goals.

Contact Stiefvater Law, LLC and discuss your case with a DUI Lawyer experienced in the court that is going to hear your case. A DUI charge in Garrettsville or anywhere in Ohio is serious. You have questions. We have the answers. Our DUI consultation includes discussing the facts of your case and providing an honest assessment of your legal exposure. We pledge that we will not hard sell our services. The Garrettsville DUI Defense Attorneys at Stiefvater Law, LLC want everyone who faces a DUI to be confident and comfortable with their legal representation - even if they do not hire our Garrettsville DUI Law Firm. We limit the number of DUI clients we represent because our DUI Lawyers should be just as confident and comfortable with our clients as our clients are of us.

DUI Penalties in Garrettsville, Ohio

DUI in Garrettsville, Ohio has serious consequences. At a minimum, DUI is the most serious misdemeanor charge you can have in Ohio (first degree misdemeanor). Depending on your specific circumstance, DUI can even be a felony.

Every conviction for DUI has mandatory jail and license suspension.

Contact an DUI Defense Attorney in Garrettsville today to discuss the facts of your case and to build your defense.

Administrative License Suspension

Even before you are convicted of DUI, you are penalized. If you have been charged with DUI in Garrettsville then you most likely have or will be put under an Administrative License Suspension, or ALS. An appeal of this suspension must be filed within 30 days of the arrest or you may lose the opportunity to challenge the ALS.  Even if you beat your DUI this suspension will remain if you have not appealed it. The length of your pretrial Administrative License Suspension varies.  For example, an Administrative License Suspension is as follows for a:

First Failed Chemical Test in 10 Years

Mandatory 90 day license suspension. No driving privileges for first 15 days.

First Refused Chemical Test in 10 Years

Mandatory one year license suspension. No driving privileges for first 30 days.

Effective Garrettsville DUI lawyer

Whether you are defending your first DUI or if this is not your first offense, you deserve a strong and effective defense. Like so many others before, trust the Garrettsville DUI Attorneys at Stiefvater Law to protect your rights, your license, and to keep you out of jail.

While challenging your DUI charge in Garrettsville, Ohio, we will:

1. Protect your Rights throughout the process;

2. Review all of the evidence in order to build your best defense; and

3. Explain the process so you understand what is happening.

Result Driven Garrettsville DUI Defense Lawyer

Our Garrettsville DUI Attorneys will work tirelessly to defend you. Stiefvater Law is a result driven firm. Many clients come to us feeling that there is no way to beat their Garrettsville DUI. Even when the evidence points to guilt, there are several avenues to challenge that evidence. Keeping that evidence out of trial often results in a finding of not guilty or a pre-trial offer to a reduced charge. Put our experience to work for you in Garrettsville, Ohio.

DUI Penalties

DUI penalties are very serious. Conviction of even the least severe DUI can result in a jail sentence of up to six months. DUI can also be a felony. The degree of your charge is dependent on several factors. Call the DUI Attorneys at Stiefvater Law to determine the degree of your DUI and to understand the range of penalties you are facing.

Ohio DUI penalties are some of the highest in the country. Conviction of a DUI in Garrettsville, OH, will subject you to these penalties. Below is an example of the range of penalties for conviction of a:

First Underage DUI in a Year

If you are convicted of your first underage DUI  in one year then you are facing the following penalties:

Jail sentence of 0 – 30 days;

Fine of $0 up to $250;

Optional court ordered treatment;

Mandatory license suspension of 90 days up to 2 years; and

Optional yellow plates (DUI plates or “party plates”) and interlock device.

Second (or more) Underage DUI in a Year

If you are convicted of your second (or more) underage DUI in a year then you are facing the following penalties:

Jail sentence of 0 – 30 days;

Fine of $0 up to $500;

Optional court ordered treatment;

Mandatory license suspension of one year up to 5 years; and

Optional yellow plates (DUI plates or "party plates") and interlock device

Contact the DUI Lawyers at Stiefvater Law to find out if we are currently accepting new clients. We are the DUI Lawyers in Garrettsville, Ohio, 44231.

The following is a section of Ohio Revised Code 4511.19, which is the State of Ohio’s law covering DUI:

DUI (with a prior)

(2) No person who, within twenty years of the conduct described in division (A)(2)(a) of this section, previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a violation of this division, a violation of division (A)(1) or (B) of this section, or any other equivalent offense shall do both of the following:

(a) Operate any vehicle, streetcar, or trackless trolley within this state while under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or a combination of them;

(b) Subsequent to being arrested for operating the vehicle, streetcar, or trackless trolley as described in division (A)(2)(a) of this section, being asked by a law enforcement officer to submit to a chemical test or tests under section 4511.191 of the Revised Code, and being advised by the officer in accordance with section 4511.192 of the Revised Code of the consequences of the person's refusal or submission to the test or tests, refuse to submit to the test or tests.

Cities in Portage County: Suffield, Windham (Township), Sugar Bush Knolls, Streetsboro, Windham

Zip Codes in Garrettsville, Ohio: 44231