Proven OVI Attorney in Avon Lake, Ohio

Limited Clients. Proven Results.

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

The Avon Lake 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.

Call Stiefvater Law, LLC and speak to an OVI Attorney who is familiar with the court in which your case is pending.  If you have been charged with an OVI in Avon Lake or anywhere in Ohio, we know you have questions.  We will provide the answers. During our free OVI 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 Avon Lake OVI Attorneys 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 Avon Lake OVI Law Firm.  We limit the number of OVI clients we accept because we want to be just as confident and comfortable with our clients as they are of us.

OVI Penalties in Avon Lake, Ohio

OVI in Avon Lake, 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 OVI conviction has a mandatory license suspension and a mandatory jail sentence.

Contact an OVI Defense Lawyer in  Avon Lake 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 Avon Lake 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:

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 Avon Lake 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 Avon Lake OVI Defense Lawyers at Stiefvater Law to protect your rights, your license, and to keep you out of jail.

While challenging your OVI charge in Avon Lake, 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 Avon Lake OVI Lawyer

Our Avon Lake 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 Avon Lake 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 Avon Lake, Ohio.

OVI Penalties

Call Avon Lake OVI Attorney Robert Stiefvater to determine what penalties you are facing.  OVI can be a felony or a misdemeanor.  Several factors will determine the degree of the charge as well as the penalties you are facing if you are convicted.  Conviction of a first lifetime OVI can result in a jail sentence of up to six months!  There are also mandatory minimum jail sentences with every OVI conviction.

The State of Ohio, through it's lawmakers, has decided to be strict with the penalties for OVI.  In fact, Ohio has some of the most strict OVI penalties in the country.  If you are convicted of a Avon Lake OVI, then you can be subject to the following range of penalties:

First OVI in 10 Years

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

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

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

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

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

First OVI in 10 Years and a High Test or Refusal

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

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

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

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

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

Call the OVI Defense Attorneys at Stiefvater Law to find out if we are currently taking on new clients. We are the OVI Defense Lawyers in Avon Lake, Ohio, 44012.

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

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, Wellington (Township), South Amherst, Vermilion, Sheffield (Township)

Zip Codes in Avon Lake, Ohio: 44012