216-867-0429 rob@stiefvaterlaw.com


If you have been charged with an Independence DUI, Criminal or Traffic offense -contact Independence DUI Lawyer Robert Stiefvater to discuss what an aggressive traffic and criminal defense attorney can do for you.

Before pleading Not Guilty in Independence, speak to an attorney and be certain that you understand the ramifications of that plea – including the fact that your case will be transferred to Garfield Heights.

Stiefvater Law, LLC provides vigorous defense for speeding, traffic and criminal charges – including the following: speeding tickets, OVI & DUI (drunk driving), hit skip, driving under suspension (DUS), wrongful entrustment, drug charges, disorderly conduct, theft, assault, domestic violence, falsification and more.

Independence Mayor’s Court:


6800 Brecksville Road

Independence, Ohio 44131

An interactive map is located at the bottom of this page.

Website: N/A


Cases heard: Certain DUI, traffic (speeding tickets), and criminal cases.

City Information:

For information on the City of Independence, Ohio, visit them on the web at:



Mayor or Magistrate: Mayor Gregory P. Kurtz


Every other Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.


The Clerk is: Angela T. Zeleznik

Business hours: 8:00-4:30 p.m. M-F

Telephone: 216-524-7719

Attorney fax filing available: Yes

Fax number: 216-524-3878

Website and online docket (if available): N/A


Basic court costs: check back for update

Continuance fee: N/A


Depends upon the traffic or criminal charge of which you are convicted. For an explanation of the range of fines, possible jail sentences and/or license suspensions click here: Court Penalties.

Payment methods: cash, check, money order, MasterCard, Visa & Discover

Credit card processing fee: No

Payment Plan Available: For limited circumstances

Payment Plan Fee: check back soon

Main Law Office:

Stiefvater Law, LLC
8748 Brecksville Rd., Ste 216
Brecksville, Ohio 44141

Robert can be reached at


Satellite Office:

Stiefvater Law, LLC
6100 Oak Tree Blvd., Ste 200
Independence, Ohio 44131

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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.