Proven OVI Defense Attorney in Amherst, Ohio

Limited Clients. Proven Results.

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

The Amherst OVI 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 OVI law; and

3.       Limiting the number of clients so enough time can be devoted to building the best OVI defense for every case we accept.

Contact Stiefvater Law, LLC and discuss your case with an OVI Defense Attorney experienced in the court that is going to hear your case. An OVI charge in Amherst or anywhere in Ohio is serious. You have questions. We have the answers. Our OVI 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 Amherst OVI Defense Attorneys at Stiefvater Law, LLC want everyone who faces an OVI to be confident and comfortable with their legal representation - even if they do not hire our Amherst OVI Defense Law Firm. We limit the number of OVI clients we represent because our OVI Defense Attorneys should be just as confident and comfortable with our clients as our clients are of us.

OVI Penalties in Amherst, Ohio

OVI in Amherst, Ohio has serious consequences. At a minimum, OVI is the most serious misdemeanor charge you can have in Ohio (first degree misdemeanor). Depending on your specific circumstance, OVI can even be a felony.

Every conviction for OVI has mandatory jail time and license suspension.

Contact an OVI Lawyer in  Amherst today to discuss the facts of your case and to build your defense.

Administrative License Suspension

Even before you are convicted of OVI, you are penalized. If you have been charged with OVI in Amherst 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 OVI 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 Amherst OVI lawyer

Whether you are defending your first OVI or if this is not your first offense, you deserve a strong and effective defense. Like so many others before, trust the Amherst OVI Lawyers at Stiefvater Law to protect your rights, your license, and to keep you out of jail.

While challenging your OVI charge in Amherst, 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 Amherst OVI Lawyer

Our Amherst OVI 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 Amherst OVI. 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 Amherst, Ohio.

OVI Penalties

OVI penalties are very serious. Conviction of even the least severe OVI can result in a jail sentence of up to six months. OVI can also be a felony. The degree of your charge is dependent on several factors. Call the OVI Lawyers at Stiefvater Law to determine the degree of your OVI and to understand the range of penalties you are facing.

Ohio OVI penalties are some of the highest in the country. Conviction of an OVI in Amherst, OH, will subject you to these penalties. Below is an example of the range of penalties for conviction of a:

Fourth or Fifth OVI in 10 Years or Sixth in 20 Years

If you are convicted of your 4th or 5th OVI in 10 years or your 6th OVI in 20 years then you face the following penalties:

Mandatory 60 days jail up to one year or 60 days prison with optional additional 6 to 30 months;

Mandatory fine of $1,350 up to $10,500;

Mandatory alcohol and or drug addiction program;

Mandatory license suspension of three years up to a lifetime suspension;

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

Forfeiture of your vehicle.

Fourth or Fifth OVI in 10 Years or Sixth in 20 Years and High Test or Refusal

If you are convicted of your 4th or 5th OVI in 10 years or your 6th OVI in 20 years and have a high test or refusal of test then you are facing the following penalties:

Mandatory 120 days jail up to one year or 120 days prison with optional additional 6 to 30 months;

Mandatory fine of $1,350 up to $10,500;

Mandatory alcohol and or drug addiction program;

Mandatory license suspension of three years up to a lifetime suspension;

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

Forfeiture of your vehicle.

Contact the OVI Lawyers at Stiefvater Law to find out if we are currently accepting new clients.  We are the OVI Defense Attorneys in Amherst, Ohio, 44001.

Below is part of the State of Ohio’s OVI law. This is found in the Ohio Revised Code, Section 4511.19:

OVI (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 Lorain County: Wellington (Township), Sheffield (Township), Vermilion, South Amherst, Wellington

Zip Codes in Amherst, Ohio: 44053, 44001