Proven DUI Defense Lawyer in Highland Heights, Ohio

Limited Clients. Proven Results.

The DUI Attorneys at Stiefvater Law limit the number of clients we represent so we can provide our full resources to defending your DUI. If you were charged with DUI in Highland Heights, Ohio, call Stiefvater Law, LLC to speak with a local DUI Defense Attorney to fight your charge.  DUI Defense Attorney Robert Stiefvater has been successfully defending individuals since 2003.  Put his experience to work for you in Highland Heights. Call and find out if we are currently accepting new clients.

The Highland Heights DUI Defense Lawyers at Stiefvater Law, LLC owe their ongoing courtroom success to the following:

  1. Limiting the number of clients we represent to ensure that enough time is devoted to building the best DUI defense;
  2. Being courtroom prepared by staying current with DUI law; and
  3. Fully understanding each client's goals.

Contact Stiefvater Law, LLC and discuss your case with a DUI Defense Attorney experienced in the court that is going to hear your case. A DUI charge in Highland Heights 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 Highland Heights DUI Defense Lawyers 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 Highland Heights 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 Highland Heights, Ohio

DUI in Highland Heights, 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 Highland Heights 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 Highland Heights 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 Highland Heights 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 Highland Heights DUI Defense Lawyers at Stiefvater Law to protect your rights, your license, and to keep you out of jail.

While challenging your DUI charge in Highland Heights, 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 Highland Heights DUI Defense Attorney

Our Highland Heights 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 Highland Heights 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 Highland Heights, 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 Defense 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 Highland Heights, OH, will subject you to these penalties. Below is an example of the range of penalties for conviction of a:

Fourth or Fifth DUI in 10 Years or Sixth in 20 Years

If you are convicted of your 4th or 5th DUI in 10 years or your 6th DUI in 20 years then you face the following penalties:

Mandatory fine of $1,350 up to $10,500;

Mandatory alcohol and or drug addiction program;

Mandatory 60 days jail up to one year or 60 days prison with optional additional 6 to 30 months;

Mandatory license suspension of three years up to a lifetime suspension;

Mandatory yellow license plate (DUI plate or “party plate”) and interlock device; and

Forfeiture of your vehicle.

Fourth or Fifth DUI in 10 Years or Sixth in 20 Years and High Test or Refusal

If you are convicted of your 4th or 5th DUI in 10 years or your 6th DUI in 20 years and have a high test or refusal of test then you are facing the following penalties:

Mandatory 120 days jail up to one year or 120 days prison with optional additional 6 to 30 months;

Mandatory alcohol and or drug addiction program;

Mandatory license suspension of three years up to a lifetime suspension;

Mandatory fine of $1,350 up to $10,500;

Mandatory yellow license plate (DUI plate or “party plate”) and interlock device; and

Forfeiture of your vehicle.

Contact the DUI Lawyers at Stiefvater Law to find out if we are currently accepting new clients. We are the DUI Lawyers in Highland Heights, Ohio, 44143.

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 Cuyahoga County: Berea, Bedford, Bedford Heights, Beachwood, Bay Village

Zip Codes in Highland Heights, Ohio: 44143