Proven OVI Attorney in Chatham, Ohio

Limited Clients. Proven Results.

The OVI Lawyers at Stiefvater Law limit the number of clients we represent so we can provide our full resources to defending your OVI. If you were charged with OVI in Chatham, Ohio, call Stiefvater Law, LLC to speak with a local OVI Defense Attorney to fight your charge.  OVI Lawyer Robert Stiefvater has been successfully defending individuals since 2003.  Put his experience to work for you in Chatham. Call and find out if we are currently accepting new clients.

The Chatham OVI Attorneys at Stiefvater Law, LLC owe their ongoing courtroom success to the following:

Limiting the number of clients we represent to ensure that enough time is devoted to building the best OVI defense;

Being courtroom prepared by staying current with OVI law; and

Fully understanding each client's goals.

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 Chatham 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 Chatham 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 Chatham 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 Chatham, Ohio

OVI in Chatham, 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  Chatham 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 Chatham 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 Three (or more) Priors in 10 Years

Mandatory three year license suspension. No driving privileges for three years.

Refused Chemical Test with Three (or more) Priors in 10 Years

Mandatory five year license suspension. No driving privileges for three years.

Effective Chatham 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 Chatham 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 Chatham, 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 Chatham OVI Lawyer

Our Chatham 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 Chatham 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 Chatham, 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 Defense 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 Chatham, 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 Defense Attorneys at Stiefvater Law to find out if we are currently taking on new clients. We are the OVI Attorneys in Chatham, Ohio, 44253.

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

OVI (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 Medina County: Westfield Center, Westfield, Wadsworth (Township), York, Wadsworth

Zip Codes in Chatham, Ohio: 44254, 44256, 44275, 44253