Proven DUI Defense Lawyer in New Middletown, Ohio

Limited Clients. Proven Results.

The DUI Defense Lawyers 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 New Middletown, 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 New Middletown. Call and find out if we are currently accepting new clients.

The New Middletown DUI 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 Lawyer experienced in the court that is going to hear your case. A DUI charge in New Middletown 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 New Middletown 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 New Middletown DUI 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 New Middletown, Ohio

DUI in New Middletown, 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 New Middletown 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 New Middletown 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 New Middletown 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 New Middletown DUI Attorneys at Stiefvater Law to protect your rights, your license, and to keep you out of jail.

While challenging your DUI charge in New Middletown, 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 New Middletown DUI Lawyer

Our New Middletown 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 New Middletown 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 New Middletown, 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 Lawyers 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 New Middletown, OH, will subject you to these penalties. Below is an example of the range of penalties for conviction of a:

First DUI in 10 Years

If you are convicted of your first lifetime DUI or your first DUI in 10 years then you face these possible penalties:

Mandatory fine of $375 up to $1,075;

Mandatory minimum three (3) day jail sentence up to six (6) months;

Mandatory license suspension of one (1) to three (3) years; and

Possible yellow license plate (DUI plate or “party plates”) and interlock device.

First DUI in 10 Years and a High Test or Refusal

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

Mandatory fine of $375 up to $1,075;

Mandatory minimum six (6) day jail sentence up to six (6) months;

Mandatory license suspension of one (1) to three (3) years; and

Mandatory yellow license plate (DUI Plate or “party plates”) and possible interlock device.

Contact the DUI Attorneys at Stiefvater Law to find out if we are currently accepting new clients. We are the DUI Defense Lawyers in New Middletown, Ohio, 44442.

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 Mahoning County: Smith, Springfield, Sebring, Washingtonville, Struthers

Zip Codes in New Middletown, Ohio: 44442