Proven OVI Defense Attorney in Montrose-Ghent, Ohio

Limited Clients. Proven Results.

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

The Montrose-Ghent 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 Montrose-Ghent 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 Montrose-Ghent OVI 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 Montrose-Ghent OVI Defense Law Firm. We limit the number of OVI clients we represent because our OVI Lawyers should be just as confident and comfortable with our clients as our clients are of us.

OVI Penalties in Montrose-Ghent, Ohio

OVI in Montrose-Ghent, 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 Defense Attorney in  Montrose-Ghent 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 Montrose-Ghent 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 Two Priors in 10 years

Mandatory two year license suspension. No driving privileges for first 180 days.

Refused Chemical Test with Two Priors in 10 Years

Mandatory three year license suspension. No driving privileges for first year.

Effective Montrose-Ghent 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 Montrose-Ghent 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 Montrose-Ghent, 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 Montrose-Ghent OVI Defense Attorney

Our Montrose-Ghent 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 Montrose-Ghent 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 Montrose-Ghent, 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 Attorneys 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 Montrose-Ghent, OH, you are subject to severe penalties. Below is an example of the range of penalties for conviction of a:

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.

Contact the OVI Lawyers at Stiefvater Law to find out if we are currently accepting new clients.  We are the OVI Defense Lawyers in Montrose-Ghent, Ohio, 44210.

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 Summit County: Twinsburg (Township), Twinsburg, Stow, Twinsburg Heights, Tallmadge

Zip Codes in Montrose-Ghent, Ohio: 44256, 44321, 44333, 44210