216-867-0429 rob@stiefvaterlaw.com


You can be charged with OVI/DUI for having illegal levels of alcohol and/or drugs in your system.  The most typical testing methods are via Breath and Blood.  Below are the current legal limits outlined by the substance and testing method.  The legal limits for underage DUI are also listed.

Alcohol Level:

Breath and Whole Blood- .08-.169 (low test); .17 and higher (high test)

Blood Serum/Plasma- .096-.203 (low test); .204 and higher (high test)

Urine- .11-.237 (low test); .238 and higher (high test)


Urine- 500ng or more

Whole Blood, Blood Serum & Plasma- 100ng or more


Urine- 150ng or more

Whole Blood, Blood Serum & Plasma- 50ng or more


Urine- 2000ng or more

Whole Blood, Blood Serum & Plasma- 50ng or more


Urine- 10ng or more

Whole Blood, Blood Serum & Plasma- 2ng or more


Urine- 500ng or more

Whole Blood, Blood Serum & Plasma- 100ng or more

If you have been charged with OVI for a substance not listed above, call for information:  216-867-0429

Underage DUI (alcohol):

Breath and Whole Blood- .02 – .079

Urine- .028 – .109

Blood Serum/Plasma- .03 – .095

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If you have been charged with the operation of a motor vehicle while intoxicated, contact a DUI Attorney immediately.

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Stiefvater Law, LLC has had the privilege to defend countless individuals.  Founding Attorney Robert Stiefvater practices throughout Ohio- Federal; including but not limited to the following jurisdictions- County: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Stark, and Summit- the following Municipal: Bedford, Berea, Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Euclid, Garfield Heights, Lakewood, Lyndhurst, Parma, Rocky River, Shaker Heights, Sandusky, Vermillion, Chardon, Mentor, Painesville, Willoughby, Avon Lake, Elyria, Lorain, Oberlin, Medina, Wadsworth, Canton, Massillon, Akron, and Stow- and the following Mayor’s Beachwood, Boston Heights,  Broadview Heights, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Chagrin Falls, Independence, Middleburg Heights, Newburgh Heights, North Royalton, Seven Hills, Strongsville, Avon, North Ridgeville, Brunswick, Boston Heights, Cuyahoga Falls, Fairlawn, Macedonia, and Northfield.

If you have been charged with a crime or a DUI - OVI, and need an OVI lawyer or local criminal defense attorney:

Trust Attorney Stiefvater to defend you against any of the following criminal charges:
Aiding & Abetting, Accessory, Arson, Assault, Attempt, Battery, Bribery, Burglary, Child Abandonment, Child Abuse, Child Endangering, Child Pornography, Computer Crime, Conspiracy, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Credit Card Fraud, Contempt of Court, Cyber Bullying, Debit Card Fraud, Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace, Domestic Violence, Drug Cultivation, Drug Manufacturing, Drug Trafficking, Drug Distribution, Drug Possession, Embezzlement, Extortion, Forgery, Fraud, Harassment, Hate Crime, Homicide, Indecent Exposure, Identity Theft, Insurance Fraud, Kidnapping, Larceny, Manslaughter, Medical Marijuana, Money Laundering, Murder, Open Container, Perjury, Probation Violation, Prostitution, Public Intoxication, RICO (racketeering), Rape, Robbery, Securities Fraud, Sexual Assault, Shoplifting, Solicitation, Stalking, Statutory Rape, Tax Evasion, Tax Fraud, Telemarketing Fraud, Theft, Underage Possession, Vandalism, White Collar Crime, and Wire Fraud;
or any of the following 

Assured Clear Distance, Child Restraint Violation, Driving in Marked Lanes, Driving without a License, Driving with a Suspended License, Driving without Registration, Driving with Expired Registration, Driving Under Suspension (DUS), Drunk Driving-DUI-OVI-DWI, Failure to Control, Failure to Yield, Illegal U-Turn, Leaving the Scene of an Accident (Hit-Skip or Hit and Run), Mechanical Violations (Equipment Violations), Reckless Driving (Reckless Operation), Running a Red Light, Running a Stop Sign, Seat Belt Violation, Speeding, Unlawful Vehicle Modifications, and Wrongful Entrustment.