Proven DUI Defense Lawyer in Oakwood, Ohio

Limited Clients. Proven Results.

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

The Oakwood 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.

Call Stiefvater Law, LLC and speak to an DUI Defense Attorney who is familiar with the court in which your case is pending.  If you have been charged with a DUI in Oakwood or anywhere in Ohio, we know you have questions.  We will provide the answers. During our free DUI consultation, we will discuss the facts of your case as well as the possible penalties you are facing if convicted.  We pledge to you that we will not just give a hard sell on our services.  The Oakwood DUI Lawyers at Stiefvater Law, LLC believe that a client should be confident and comfortable with their legal representation – even if they choose to hire outside of our Oakwood DUI Law Firm.  We limit the number of DUI clients we accept because we want to be just as confident and comfortable with our clients as they are of us.

DUI Penalties in Oakwood, Ohio

DUI in Oakwood, 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 DUI conviction has mandatory jail and license suspension.

Contact a DUI Lawyer in Oakwood 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 Oakwood 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 Oakwood 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 Oakwood DUI Defense Attorneys at Stiefvater Law to protect your rights, your license, and to keep you out of jail.

While challenging your DUI charge in Oakwood, 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 Oakwood DUI Lawyer

Our Oakwood 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 Oakwood 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 Oakwood, 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 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 Oakwood, OH, will subject you to these 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.

Call the DUI Defense Attorneys at Stiefvater Law to find out if we are currently taking on new clients. We are the DUI Lawyers in Oakwood, Ohio, 44146.

The State of Ohio has promulgated laws governing DUI. Below is an excerpt from Ohio Revised Code Section 4511.19, which is Ohio’s DUI law:

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

Zip Codes in Oakwood, Ohio: 44146