Proven DUI Defense Attorney in Leroy, Ohio

Limited Clients. Proven Results.

By limiting the number of clients we represent, our DUI Defense 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 Leroy, Ohio, call Stiefvater Law, LLC to find out if we are accepting new clients and to discuss your defense.  Our DUI Defense Lawyers will explain every step of the process.  Put our experience to work for you in Leroy, OH.

The Leroy 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 Attorney experienced in the court that is going to hear your case. A DUI charge in Leroy 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 Leroy 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 Leroy DUI Defense Law Firm. We limit the number of DUI clients we represent because our DUI Defense Attorneys should be just as confident and comfortable with our clients as our clients are of us.

DUI Penalties in Leroy, Ohio

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

While challenging your DUI charge in Leroy, 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 Leroy DUI Lawyer

Our Leroy DUI Defense 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 Leroy 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 Leroy, 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 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 Leroy, OH, you are subject to severe penalties. Below is an example of the range of penalties for conviction of a:

Third DUI in 10 Years

If you are convicted of your third DUI in 10 years then you are facing the following penalties:

Mandatory fine of $850 up to $2,750;

Mandatory license suspension of two (2) to twelve years;

Mandatory 30 day jail sentence up to one year;

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

Mandatory alcohol and or drug addiction program; and

Forfeiture of your vehicle.

Third DUI in 10 Years and High Test or Refusal

If you are convicted of your third DUI in 10 years and have a high test or refusal of test then you face the following DUI penalties:

Mandatory fine of $850 up to $2,750;

Mandatory license suspension of two (2) to twelve years;

Mandatory 60 day jail sentence up to one year;

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

Mandatory alcohol and or drug addiction program; 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 Defense Lawyers in Leroy, Ohio, 44024.

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

DUI (Admissibility of Field Sobriety Tests)

(a) As used in divisions (D)(4)(b) and (c) of this section, "national highway traffic safety administration" means the national highway traffic safety administration established as an administration of the United States department of transportation under 96 Stat. 2415 (1983), 49 U.S.C.A. 105.

(b) In any criminal prosecution or juvenile court proceeding for a violation of division (A) or (B) of this section, of a municipal ordinance relating to operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or alcohol and a drug of abuse, or of a municipal ordinance relating to operating a vehicle with a prohibited concentration of alcohol, a controlled substance, or a metabolite of a controlled substance in the whole blood, blood serum or plasma, breath, or urine, if a law enforcement officer has administered a field sobriety test to the operator of the vehicle involved in the violation and if it is shown by clear and convincing evidence that the officer administered the test in substantial compliance with the testing standards for any reliable, credible, and generally accepted field sobriety tests that were in effect at the time the tests were administered, including, but not limited to, any testing standards then in effect that were set by the national highway traffic safety administration, all of the following apply:

(i) The officer may testify concerning the results of the field sobriety test so administered.

(ii) The prosecution may introduce the results of the field sobriety test so administered as evidence in any proceedings in the criminal prosecution or juvenile court proceeding.

(iii) If testimony is presented or evidence is introduced under division (D)(4)(b)(i) or (ii) of this section and if the testimony or evidence is admissible under the Rules of Evidence, the court shall admit the testimony or evidence and the trier of fact shall give it whatever weight the trier of fact considers to be appropriate.

(c) Division (D)(4)(b) of this section does not limit or preclude a court, in its determination of whether the arrest of a person was supported by probable cause or its determination of any other matter in a criminal prosecution or juvenile court proceeding of a type described in that division, from considering evidence or testimony that is not otherwise disallowed by division (D)(4)(b) of this section.

Cities in Lake County: Willowick, Willoughby Hills, Wickliffe, Willoughby, Waite Hill

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