Stiefvater Law, LLC
DUI Lawyers & OVI Attorneys
216-867-0429 | 440-376-9732
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Cleveland DUI Lawyer - OVI Attorney


Stiefvater Law, LLC
Ohio DUI Lawyers
(216) 867-0429


Ohio OVI-DUI Laws

An Ohio OVI or DUI charge is serious.  If you have been charged with DUI (or OVI), contact the Ohio DUI Lawyers at Stiefvater Law, LLC immediately for a free consultation. 216-867-0429 (office) or 440-376-9732 (24hr. help-line).  Discover what an experienced and successful DUI Lawyer can do for you.

Ohio OVI-DUI Penalties

A charge of OVI-DUI is, at a minimum, classified as Ohio’s most serious misdemeanor (1st degree).  Some drunk driving charges are classified as a felony.  If you are convicted of drunk driving in Ohio – even if it is your first offense – there is a MANDATORY MINIMUM jail sentence of 3 days (up to 180 days), a MANDATORY MINIMUM license suspension of 6 months, fines that can exceed $1,000, and 6 points on your license (this can easily double the cost of your insurance).  An OVI-DUI conviction will remain on your record forever.  It cannot be expunged or sealed.  Ohio DUI penalties increase with each conviction.  Call or click for an explanation of the DUI penalties in Ohio.

Administrative License Suspension

If you have been charged with an OVI-DUI in Ohio, then your license is already under an administrative license suspension.  You have a LIMITED AMOUNT OF TIME in which to appeal this suspension – if you do not appeal this suspension it can remain active even if you eventually beat your DUI.  Contact an Ohio DUI Lawyer at Stiefvater Law, LLC or click for more information about your administrative license suspension.

Frequently Asked OVI-DUI Questions

What happens if I refused to blow (breathalyzer)?

How much does a good Ohio Drunk Driving-OVI-DUI Lawyer cost?

Can I beat my Ohio DUI?

What is OVI? Is it different than a DUI?

This is not my 1st DUI-OVI.  What are the penalties that I’m facing? 

Can I attend a class (Driver Intervention Program or “DIP”) as an alternative to jail?

What is the legal limit in Ohio?

I’ve been charged with an Ohio underage DUI.  What are Ohio’s underage DUI penalties?

Can I get house arrest instead of jail?

What can an Ohio DUI Attorney do for me?

Will I get “party plates” if I’m convicted of my Ohio DUI charge?

How do I find the location of Ohio's DUI Checkpoints?