Proven DUI Defense Attorney in Southington, Ohio

Limited Clients. Proven Results.

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

The Southington DUI Defense 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 Defense Lawyer experienced in the court that is going to hear your case. A DUI charge in Southington 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 Southington DUI Defense Lawyers 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 Southington 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 Southington, Ohio

DUI in Southington, 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 Southington 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 Southington 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 Southington 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 Southington 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 Southington, 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 Southington DUI Lawyer

Our Southington 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 Southington 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 Southington, 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 Lawyers 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 Southington, OH, you are subject to severe 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 Defense Attorneys at Stiefvater Law to find out if we are currently accepting new clients. We are the DUI Defense Lawyers in Southington, Ohio, 44470.

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

DUI (with a prior)

(2) No person who, within twenty years of the conduct described in division (A)(2)(a) of this section, previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a violation of this division, a violation of division (A)(1) or (B) of this section, or any other equivalent offense shall do both of the following:

(a) Operate any vehicle, streetcar, or trackless trolley within this state while under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or a combination of them;

(b) Subsequent to being arrested for operating the vehicle, streetcar, or trackless trolley as described in division (A)(2)(a) of this section, being asked by a law enforcement officer to submit to a chemical test or tests under section 4511.191 of the Revised Code, and being advised by the officer in accordance with section 4511.192 of the Revised Code of the consequences of the person's refusal or submission to the test or tests, refuse to submit to the test or tests.

Cities in Trumbull County: West Farmington, Weathersfield, West Hill, Yankee Lake, Youngstown

Zip Codes in Southington, Ohio: 44491, 44481, 44470