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OVI Lawyer in Richfield, Ohio

If you have been arrested for or charged with OVI in Richfield, or anywhere in Ohio, it is important that you understand just what an OVI conviction will mean.  You should immediately consult with an accomplished Richfield OVI Lawyer. Without the aggressive representation of a Richfield OVI Attorney, you are subject to the prosecution’s whims.  A Richfield OVI conviction is forever on your record.

Richfield OVI Lawyer Robert Stiefvater offers a free initial consultation. He will discuss the penalties you are facing as well as what an established and aggressive Richfield OVI Attorney can do for your OVI defense.

It is possible to beat a Richfield OVI charge – so don’t delay.  Call now.

What is OVI in Richfield, Ohio

The State of Ohio and city of Richfield have been cracking down on drunk drivers for years.  They achieve this goal by increasing enforcement and the penalties for an OVI conviction in Richfield or anywhere in Ohio.  Drunk driving is used to be referred to as DUI or DWI. Under current Ohio law, the offense is known in Richfield and throughout Ohio as OVI (or Operating Vehicle under the Influence). OVI can be either a misdemeanor or felony offense.

OVI is enhanceable. That means that the penalties increase as the number of convictions increase. Every conviction has a mandatory minimum jail sentence. If you are facing your first, second, or third OVI, click here to view the potential penalties. If you are facing your fourth, fifth, sixth or felony DUI/OVI, click here to view the potential penalties. In addition to the listed penalties, an OVI conviction carries 6 points on your license.

OVI Legal Limit

The legal limit for OVI in Richfield and throughout Ohio is a BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) of .08 percent. A BAC of .17 or higher is considered a “high tier” and a conviction of a high tierOVI doubles the mandatory minimum jail sentence and creates more restrictions on driving privileges. The same holds true with a refusal to a BAC test. You can also be charged with Richfield OVI if you have a prohibited level of controlled substances in your blood. The concentration level varies upon the substance: click for more information on Ohio’s legal limits.

Richfield Administrative License Suspension or ALS

Every Richfield OVI arrest (as well as throughout Ohio) with a positive test or refusal of a test has an immediate Administrative License Suspension (ALS). An administrative License Suspension is considered a civil matter. Your license is seized by the arresting agency and all driving privileges are immediately revoked. There is a limited time in which to challenge the ALS that accompanies a charge of OVI.  Contact your Richfield OVI Lawyer immediately as the ALS can be appealed, stayed, or terminated.

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Richfield, Ohio 44286

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