Proven OVI Lawyer in Lafayette, Ohio
Limited Clients. Proven Results.
If you are facing an OVI charge in Lafayette, 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 Lafayette, Ohio.
The Lafayette OVI 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 Defense Attorney who is familiar with the court in which your case is pending. If you have been charged with an OVI in Lafayette 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 Lafayette OVI 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette, Ohio
OVI in Lafayette, 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette OVI Lawyers at Stiefvater Law to protect your rights, your license, and to keep you out of jail.
While challenging your OVI charge in Lafayette, 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 Lafayette OVI Defense Lawyer
Our Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette, Ohio.
Call Lafayette OVI Defense 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 Lafayette OVI, then you can be subject to the following range of penalties:
First or Second Lifetime Felony OVI with RC 2941.1413 Specification
If you are convicted of your 1st or 2nd lifetime felony OVI with an RC 2941.1413 specification then you are facing the following possible penalties:
Mandatory 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 year prison term to be served prior and consecutive to any third or fourth degree felony penalties;
Mandatory fine of $1,350 up to $10,500;
Mandatory alcohol and or drug addiction program;
Mandatory license suspension of three years up to a lifetime suspension;
Mandatory yellow license plate (DUI plate or “party plate”) and interlock device; and
Forfeiture of your vehicle.
Call the OVI Attorneys at Stiefvater Law to find out if we are currently taking on new clients. We are the OVI Defense Lawyers in Lafayette, Ohio, 44215.
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.
Zip Codes in Lafayette, Ohio: 44215, 44256, 44254