Proven DUI Defense Attorney in LaGrange, Ohio

Limited Clients. Proven Results.

If you are facing a DUI charge in LaGrange, call Stiefvater Law, LLC to speak with a successful DUI Defense Attorney to fight your charge.  DUI Attorney Robert Stiefvater has been defending individuals since 2003.  Put his experience to work for you in LaGrange, Ohio.

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

1.       Taking the time to understand each client’s desired outcome;

2.       Being courtroom prepared by staying current with evolving DUI law; and

3.       Limiting the number of clients so enough time can be devoted to building the best DUI defense for every case we accept.

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

DUI in LaGrange, 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 Lawyer in LaGrange 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 LaGrange 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:

Failed Chemical Test with Three (or more) Priors in 10 Years

Mandatory three year license suspension. No driving privileges for three years.

Refused Chemical Test with Three (or more) Priors in 10 Years

Mandatory five year license suspension. No driving privileges for three years.

Effective LaGrange 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 LaGrange 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 LaGrange, 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 LaGrange DUI Attorney

Our LaGrange DUI Lawyers 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 LaGrange 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 LaGrange, Ohio.

DUI Penalties

Even a first DUI is a first degree misdemeanor. A first degree misdemeanor is the most serious level of misdemeanor in Ohio. Sometimes a DUI is a felony. The degree of your charge is dependent on several factors. Call the DUI Defense Attorneys at Stiefvater Law to discuss the degree of your DUI as well as the possible penalties.

Ohio DUI penalties are some of the most strict in the United States. If you are convicted of a DUI in LaGrange, OH, you are subject to severe penalties. Below is an example of the range of penalties for conviction of a:

First or Second Lifetime Felony DUI with RC 2941.1413 Specification

If you are convicted of your 1st or 2nd lifetime felony DUI with an RC 2941.1413 specification then you are facing the following possible penalties:

Mandatory 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 year prison term to be served prior and consecutive to any third or fourth degree felony penalties;

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 Attorneys at Stiefvater Law to find out if we are currently accepting new clients. We are the DUI Lawyers in LaGrange, Ohio, 44050.

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

DUI (Under 21 Legal Limit for Alcohol)

(B) No person under twenty-one years of age shall operate any vehicle, streetcar, or trackless trolley within this state, if, at the time of the operation, any of the following apply:

(1) The person has a concentration of at least two-hundredths of one per cent but less than eight-hundredths of one per cent by weight per unit volume of alcohol in the person's whole blood.

(2) The person has a concentration of at least three-hundredths of one per cent but less than ninety-six-thousandths of one per cent by weight per unit volume of alcohol in the person's blood serum or plasma.

(3) The person has a concentration of at least two-hundredths of one gram but less than eight-hundredths of one gram by weight of alcohol per two hundred ten liters of the person's breath.

(4) The person has a concentration of at least twenty-eight one-thousandths of one gram but less than eleven-hundredths of one gram by weight of alcohol per one hundred milliliters of the person's urine.

Cities in Lorain County: Vermilion, Wellington (Township), Sheffield (Township), South Amherst, Wellington

Zip Codes in LaGrange, Ohio: 44050