Proven OVI Defense Attorney in Rocky River, Ohio

Limited Clients. Proven Results.

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

The Rocky River OVI Defense Attorneys 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.

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

OVI Penalties in Rocky River, Ohio

OVI in Rocky River, 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  Rocky River 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 Rocky River 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 Three (or more) Priors in 10 Years

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

Refused Chemical Test with Three (or more) Priors in 10 Years

Mandatory five year license suspension. No driving privileges for three years.

Effective Rocky River 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 Rocky River OVI Lawyers at Stiefvater Law to protect your rights, your license, and to keep you out of jail.

While challenging your OVI charge in Rocky River, 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 Rocky River OVI Defense Attorney

Our Rocky River 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 Rocky River 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 Rocky River, 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 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 Rocky River, 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.

Let's talk. The OVI Attorneys at Stiefvater Law will provide a free consultation, regardless of whether or not they are currently accepting new clients. We are the OVI Defense Attorneys in Rocky River, Ohio, 44116.

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

Zip Codes in Rocky River, Ohio: 44116