Proven DUI Defense Attorney in Mentor, Ohio

Limited Clients. Proven Results.

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

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

DUI Penalties in Mentor, Ohio

DUI in Mentor, 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 Mentor 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 Mentor 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 Two Priors in 10 years

Mandatory two year license suspension. No driving privileges for first 180 days.

Refused Chemical Test with Two Priors in 10 Years

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

Effective Mentor 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 Mentor 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 Mentor, 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 Mentor DUI Lawyer

Our Mentor DUI Defense 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 Mentor 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 Mentor, 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 Mentor, 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 Defense Attorneys at Stiefvater Law to find out if we are currently accepting new clients. We are the DUI Defense Attorneys in Mentor, Ohio, 44060.

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

DUI (Legal Limit for various Drugs, including Marijuana)

(i) The person has a concentration of amphetamine in the person's urine of at least five hundred nanograms of amphetamine per milliliter of the person's urine or has a concentration of amphetamine in the person's whole blood or blood serum or plasma of at least one hundred nanograms of amphetamine per milliliter of the person's whole blood or blood serum or plasma.

(ii) The person has a concentration of cocaine in the person's urine of at least one hundred fifty nanograms of cocaine per milliliter of the person's urine or has a concentration of cocaine in the person's whole blood or blood serum or plasma of at least fifty nanograms of cocaine per milliliter of the person's whole blood or blood serum or plasma.

(iii) The person has a concentration of cocaine metabolite in the person's urine of at least one hundred fifty nanograms of cocaine metabolite per milliliter of the person's urine or has a concentration of cocaine metabolite in the person's whole blood or blood serum or plasma of at least fifty nanograms of cocaine metabolite per milliliter of the person's whole blood or blood serum or plasma.

(iv) The person has a concentration of heroin in the person's urine of at least two thousand nanograms of heroin per milliliter of the person's urine or has a concentration of heroin in the person's whole blood or blood serum or plasma of at least fifty nanograms of heroin per milliliter of the person's whole blood or blood serum or plasma.

(v) The person has a concentration of heroin metabolite (6-monoacetyl morphine) in the person's urine of at least ten nanograms of heroin metabolite (6-monoacetyl morphine) per milliliter of the person's urine or has a concentration of heroin metabolite (6-monoacetyl morphine) in the person's whole blood or blood serum or plasma of at least ten nanograms of heroin metabolite (6-monoacetyl morphine) per milliliter of the person's whole blood or blood serum or plasma.

(vi) The person has a concentration of L.S.D. in the person's urine of at least twenty-five nanograms of L.S.D. per milliliter of the person's urine or a concentration of L.S.D. in the person's whole blood or blood serum or plasma of at least ten nanograms of L.S.D. per milliliter of the person's whole blood or blood serum or plasma.

(vii) The person has a concentration of marihuana in the person's urine of at least ten nanograms of marihuana per milliliter of the person's urine or has a concentration of marihuana in the person's whole blood or blood serum or plasma of at least two nanograms of marihuana per milliliter of the person's whole blood or blood serum or plasma.

(viii) Either of the following applies: (I) The person is under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or a combination of them, and the person has a concentration of marihuana metabolite in the person's urine of at least fifteen nanograms of marihuana metabolite per milliliter of the person's urine or has a concentration of marihuana metabolite in the person's whole blood or blood serum or plasma of at least five nanograms of marihuana metabolite per milliliter of the person's whole blood or blood serum or plasma. (II) The person has a concentration of marihuana metabolite in the person's urine of at least thirty-five nanograms of marihuana metabolite per milliliter of the person's urine or has a concentration of marihuana metabolite in the person's whole blood or blood serum or plasma of at least fifty nanograms of marihuana metabolite per milliliter of the person's whole blood or blood serum or plasma.

(ix) The person has a concentration of methamphetamine in the person's urine of at least five hundred nanograms of methamphetamine per milliliter of the person's urine or has a concentration of methamphetamine in the person's whole blood or blood serum or plasma of at least one hundred nanograms of methamphetamine per milliliter of the person's whole blood or blood serum or plasma.

(x) The person has a concentration of phencyclidine in the person's urine of at least twenty-five nanograms of phencyclidine per milliliter of the person's urine or has a concentration of phencyclidine in the person's whole blood or blood serum or plasma of at least ten nanograms of phencyclidine per milliliter of the person's whole blood or blood serum or plasma.

(xi) The state board of pharmacy has adopted a rule pursuant to section 4729.041 of the Revised Code that specifies the amount of salvia divinorum and the amount of salvinorin A that constitute concentrations of salvia divinorum and salvinorin A in a person's urine, in a person's whole blood, or in a person's blood serum or plasma at or above which the person is impaired for purposes of operating any vehicle, streetcar, or trackless trolley within this state, the rule is in effect, and the person has a concentration of salvia divinorum or salvinorin A of at least that amount so specified by rule in the person's urine, in the person's whole blood, or in the person's blood serum or plasma.

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

Zip Codes in Mentor, Ohio: 44094, 44061, 44060