Proven OVI Attorney in Gates Mills, Ohio

Limited Clients. Proven Results.

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

The Gates Mills 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 Lawyer experienced in the court that is going to hear your case. An OVI charge in Gates Mills 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 Gates Mills OVI Defense Lawyers 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 Gates Mills OVI Defense Law Firm. We limit the number of OVI clients we represent because our OVI Attorneys should be just as confident and comfortable with our clients as our clients are of us.

OVI Penalties in Gates Mills, Ohio

OVI in Gates Mills, 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 Attorney in  Gates Mills 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 Gates Mills 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 Gates Mills 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 Gates Mills 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 Gates Mills, 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 Gates Mills OVI Defense Attorney

Our Gates Mills OVI Defense Lawyers 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 Gates Mills 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 Gates Mills, 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 Defense 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 Gates Mills, OH, you are subject to severe penalties. Below is an example of the range of penalties for conviction of a:

Second OVI in 10 Years

If you are convicted of your second OVI in 10 years then you face these penalties:

Mandatory minimum 10 day jail sentence up to six (6) months;

Mandatory fine of $525 up to $1,625;

Mandatory license suspension of one (1) to seven (7) years;

Mandatory Alcohol and or drug assessment and recommended treatment;

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

Mandatory 90 day vehicle immobilization.

Second OVI in 10 Years and a High Test or Refusal

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

Mandatory minimum 20 day jail sentence up to six (6) months;

Mandatory fine of $525 up to $1,625;

Mandatory license suspension of one (1) to seven (7) years;

Mandatory Alcohol and or drug assessment and recommended treatment;

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

Mandatory 90 day vehicle immobilization.

Contact the OVI Lawyers at Stiefvater Law to find out if we are currently accepting new clients.  We are the OVI Defense Lawyers in Gates Mills, Ohio, 44040.

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

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

Zip Codes in Gates Mills, Ohio: 44040