Proven OVI Defense Lawyer in Chester, Ohio

Limited Clients. Proven Results.

The OVI Defense Attorneys 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 Chester, Ohio, call Stiefvater Law, LLC to speak with a local OVI Defense Attorney to fight your charge.  OVI Attorney Robert Stiefvater has been successfully defending individuals since 2003.  Put his experience to work for you in Chester. Call and find out if we are currently accepting new clients.

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

OVI in Chester, 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 Attorney in  Chester 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 Chester 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 Prior in 10 Years

Mandatory one year license suspension. No driving privileges for first 45 days.

Refused Chemical Test with Prior in 10 Years

Mandatory two year license suspension. No driving privileges for first 90 days.

Effective Chester 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 Chester 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 Chester, 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 Chester OVI Defense Attorney

Our Chester 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 Chester 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 Chester, Ohio.

OVI Penalties

Even a first OVI is a first degree misdemeanor. A first degree misdemeanor is the most serious level of misdemeanor in Ohio. Sometimes an OVI is a felony. The degree of your charge is dependent on several factors. Call the OVI Lawyers at Stiefvater Law to discuss the degree of your OVI as well as the possible penalties.

Ohio OVI penalties are some of the most strict in the United States. If you are convicted of an OVI in Chester, OH, you are subject to severe penalties. Below is an example of the range of penalties for conviction of a:

First Underage OVI in a Year

If you are convicted of your first underage OVI  in one year then you are facing the following penalties:

Jail sentence of 0 – 30 days;

Fine of $0 up to $250;

Optional court ordered treatment;

Mandatory license suspension of 90 days up to 2 years; and

Optional yellow plates (DUI plates or “party plates”) and interlock device.

Second (or more) Underage OVI in a Year

If you are convicted of your second (or more) underage OVI in a year then you are facing the following penalties:

Jail sentence of 0 – 30 days;

Fine of $0 up to $500;

Optional court ordered treatment;

Mandatory license suspension of one year up to 5 years; and

Optional yellow plates (DUI plates or “party plates”) and interlock device

Call the OVI Attorneys at Stiefvater Law to find out if we are currently taking on new clients. We are the OVI Attorneys in Chester, Ohio, 44026.

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 Geauga County: Troy, South Russell, Russell, Parkman (Township), Thompson

Zip Codes in Chester, Ohio: 44026