Proven OVI Lawyer in Mentor, Ohio

Limited Clients. Proven Results.

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

The Mentor OVI Defense 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 Defense Attorney with local experience. A Mentor 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 Mentor OVI Lawyers at Stiefvater Law, LLC believe that anyone who faces a charge of OVI needs to be confident and comfortable with their OVI Defense Lawyer - even if they do not hire our Mentor OVI Defense Law Firm. Stiefvater Law limits the number of OVI clients we represent because our OVI Attorneys should be as comfortable and confident with our clients as the clients are of us.

OVI Penalties in Mentor, Ohio

OVI in Mentor, 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 Defense Attorney in  Mentor 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 Mentor 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 Mentor 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 Mentor OVI Attorneys at Stiefvater Law to protect your rights, your license, and to keep you out of jail.

While challenging your OVI charge in Mentor, 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 Mentor OVI Defense Lawyer

Our Mentor OVI 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 Mentor 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 Mentor, 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 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 Mentor, OH, will subject you to these 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.

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 Mentor, Ohio, 44060.

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 (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 Lake County: Wickliffe, Willoughby Hills, Willowick, Willoughby, Waite Hill

Zip Codes in Mentor, Ohio: 44094, 44061, 44060