Proven OVI Lawyer in Lakewood, Ohio

Limited Clients. Proven Results.

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

The Lakewood 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.

Get in touch with Stiefvater Law, LLC and discuss your case with an OVI Lawyer with local experience. A Lakewood OVI is serious. You will have questions. We have the answers so let's talk. Every free OVI consultation includes explaining the penalties you face if convicted. We will provide an honest assessment of your case. We never just try to sell our services. The Lakewood OVI Lawyers at Stiefvater Law, LLC believe that anyone who faces a charge of OVI needs to be confident and comfortable with their OVI Attorney - even if they do not hire our Lakewood OVI Law Firm. Stiefvater Law limits the number of OVI clients we represent because our OVI Defense Lawyers should be as comfortable and confident with our clients as the clients are of us.

OVI Penalties in Lakewood, Ohio

OVI in Lakewood, 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.

All OVI convictions result in mandatory jail time and license suspension.

Contact an OVI Attorney in  Lakewood 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 Lakewood 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 Lakewood 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 Lakewood OVI Lawyers at Stiefvater Law to protect your rights, your license, and to keep you out of jail.

While challenging your OVI charge in Lakewood, 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 Lakewood OVI Attorney

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

Fourth or Fifth OVI in 10 Years or Sixth in 20 Years

If you are convicted of your 4th or 5th OVI in 10 years or your 6th OVI in 20 years then you face the following penalties:

Mandatory 60 days jail up to one year or 60 days prison with optional additional 6 to 30 months;

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.

Fourth or Fifth OVI in 10 Years or Sixth in 20 Years and High Test or Refusal

If you are convicted of your 4th or 5th OVI in 10 years or your 6th OVI in 20 years and have a high test or refusal of test then you are facing the following penalties:

Mandatory 120 days jail up to one year or 120 days prison with optional additional 6 to 30 months;

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.

Let's talk. The OVI Defense Attorneys at Stiefvater Law will provide a free consultation, regardless of whether or not they are currently accepting new clients. We are the OVI Attorneys in Lakewood, Ohio, 44107.

The State of Ohio has promulgated laws governing OVI. Below is an excerpt from Ohio Revised Code Section 4511.19, which is Ohio’s OVI law:

OVI (Under 21 Legal Limit for Alcohol)

(B) No person under twenty-one years of age shall operate any vehicle, streetcar, or trackless trolley within this state, if, at the time of the operation, any of the following apply:

(1) The person has a concentration of at least two-hundredths of one per cent but less than eight-hundredths of one per cent by weight per unit volume of alcohol in the person's whole blood.

(2) The person has a concentration of at least three-hundredths of one per cent but less than ninety-six-thousandths of one per cent by weight per unit volume of alcohol in the person's blood serum or plasma.

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

(4) The person has a concentration of at least twenty-eight one-thousandths of one gram but less than eleven-hundredths of one gram by weight of alcohol per one hundred milliliters of the person's urine.

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

Zip Codes in Lakewood, Ohio: 44111, 44107