Proven OVI Defense Lawyer in Beachwood, Ohio

Limited Clients. Proven Results.

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

The Beachwood 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 Lawyer who is familiar with the court in which your case is pending.  If you have been charged with an OVI in Beachwood 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 Beachwood OVI Defense 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 Beachwood 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 Beachwood, Ohio

OVI in Beachwood, 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 Lawyer in  Beachwood 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 Beachwood 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 Beachwood 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 Beachwood OVI Defense Attorneys at Stiefvater Law to protect your rights, your license, and to keep you out of jail.

While challenging your OVI charge in Beachwood, 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 Beachwood OVI Defense Lawyer

Our Beachwood OVI 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 Beachwood 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 Beachwood, 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 Attorneys 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 Beachwood, OH, will subject you to these penalties. Below is an example of the range of penalties for conviction of a:

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 Lawyers at Stiefvater Law to find out if we are currently taking on new clients. We are the OVI Lawyers in Beachwood, Ohio, 44122.

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

OVI (Legal Limit for Alcohol)

(1) No person shall operate any vehicle, streetcar, or trackless trolley within this state, if, at the time of the operation, any of the following apply:

(a) The person is under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or a combination of them.

(b) The person has a concentration of eight-hundredths of one per cent or more but less than seventeen-hundredths of one per cent by weight per unit volume of alcohol in the person's whole blood.

(c) The person has a concentration of ninety-six-thousandths of one per cent or more but less than two hundred four-thousandths of one per cent by weight per unit volume of alcohol in the person's blood serum or plasma.

(d) The person has a concentration of eight-hundredths of one gram or more but less than seventeen-hundredths of one gram by weight of alcohol per two hundred ten liters of the person's breath.

(e) The person has a concentration of eleven-hundredths of one gram or more but less than two hundred thirty-eight-thousandths of one gram by weight of alcohol per one hundred milliliters of the person's urine.

(f) The person has a concentration of seventeen-hundredths of one per cent or more by weight per unit volume of alcohol in the person's whole blood.

(g) The person has a concentration of two hundred four-thousandths of one per cent or more by weight per unit volume of alcohol in the person's blood serum or plasma.

(h) The person has a concentration of seventeen-hundredths of one gram or more by weight of alcohol per two hundred ten liters of the person's breath.

(i) The person has a concentration of two hundred thirty-eight-thousandths of one gram or more by weight of alcohol per one hundred milliliters of the person's urine.

Cities in Cuyahoga County: Walton Hills, Valley View, Warrensville Heights, Westlake, Woodmere

Zip Codes in Beachwood, Ohio: 44122