Selected Top Ten Attorney in Criminal Law Selected Top Ten Attorney in Criminal Law
Top 5% of Attorneys in Criminal Law Top 5% of Attorneys in Criminal Law
Given a Top Ten Ranking by the NACDA in 2014 Nominated Top Ten Criminal Attorney in Ohio
Listed as Best Attorney of America™ Selected Best Attorney of America™
Listed as a Top 100 Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers Nominated Top Trial Lawyer in America
Top American Lawyer - Only The Best Lawyers in America One of The Best Lawyers in America
Top Attorney Criminal Defense Top Attorney Criminal Defense

Award-Winning Cincinnati Criminal and DUI Defense Attorney

The experience of being arrested or placed under investigation for a criminal offense can be a frightening and disorienting experience. A conviction can not only result in direct consequences like fines and possible incarceration, but a criminal record can also have collateral consequences that last a lifetime.

The attorneys at Joslyn Law Firm relentlessly defend our clients charged with felony crimes, misdmeanor crimes and violation of probation cases. We work tirelessly to defend your rights and achieve the most favorable possible outcome in your case. We represent clients on in Hamilton County in both Municipal and Common Pleas courts as well as in the numerous Mayor’s Courts of different Villages, Townships and Cities throughout the Greater Cincinnati area.

An arrest for drunk driving has profound implications for the alleged offender. But you should not assume that you are presumed guilty until proven innocent. No matter what evidence you think the prosecutor has, the skilled Cincinnati OVI defense lawyers at Joslyn Law Firm can fight the charges. We investigate each aspect of the case to find errors in required procedure, problems with the chemical test results, and violations of constitutional rights.

Brian Joslyn is committed to helping citizens throughout Ohio obtain justice. His years of experience in defending clients around Cincinnati have included people accused of drunk driving, violent crimes, and other charges. Joslyn Law Firm is dedicated to investigating every aspect of your case and presenting a formidable challenge for prosecutors.

We understand the tremendous stress that an arrest or criminal investigation has on an alleged offender, and that is why our attorneys work closely with clients and maintain open communication so every question is answered and every concern is addressed. The expirienced Criminal Defense attorneys at Joslyn Law Firm are on call 24/7. Give us a call today at (513) 399-6289 to let us review your case during a free, no obligation legal consultation.

Nationally Recognized. Locally Respected.

Our criminal law expertise goes beyond the courtroom. When journalists need someone who knows about criminal law, whether on a Columbus issue or a national one, they turn to Brian Joslyn. Members of the media have even referred us many of our clients.

Fox 28, NBC 4, ABC 6, WBNS 10 - CBS, The Columbus Dispatch, The Plain Dealer
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Nominated Top Ten Attorney in Ohio
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Top Ohio DUI Attorney Ready to go to Bat for You!

With a stellar record of obtaining the best results for our clients and a well deserved reputation as a tenacious advocate for the criminally accused, the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys has selected Mr. Joslyn as a Top 10 Criminal Lawyer in Ohio. We are honored to be recognized as a top criminal attorney. The fact that many of our cases are referred to us from other attorneys and previous clients shows the reputation we’ve built.

One of Ohio's Premier Criminal Attorneys

With thousands of lawyers in the region, it can be difficult to find the right attorney to defend your criminal charge. Making the wrong choice could be the difference between your freedom and being behind bars. Rest easy knowing Mr. Joslyn has extensive criminal defense experience and is very familiar with our local courts, judges, prosecutors, probation officers and court personnel. It’s because of this experience that Columbus CEO Magazine selected Brian as one of Central Ohio’s “Top Lawyers” in its seventh annual edition of attorney rankings in 2015.

Selected Top Ten Attorney in Criminal Law

Our Mission, Vision, and Values

For every single client our attorneys give their all: All of our tenacity, all of our experience and all of our knowledge of Central Ohio courthouses. Brian D. Joslyn

Real Reviews by Real People

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  • Brian Joslyn is highly intelligent, a man of true integrity and a lawyer who knows the law inside and out. He is an exceptionally experienced attorney who you want on your side.

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  • The Joslyn Law Firm swiftly handled my case from start to finish, minimizing my stress and obtaining the best result possible. Their professionalism and knowledge of the law is top notch.

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Dedicated Trial Veterans

  • Work with Award Winning Lawyers
  • Selected as one of Ohio’s Best Criminal Attorneys by the NACDA
  • Voted Top 100 by the National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chosen by Columbus CEO magazine a Top Lawyer in Columbus
  • Former Franklin County Public Defender
  • Former Hamilton County Prosecutor
  • We have successfully represented thousands of clients
  • Nominated Top American Lawyer Association as Best American Lawyer
  • Nominated by clients for Avvo's Client's Choice Award

Proudly Recognized by Respected Legal Organizations

NACDA Top Ten Selection for Criminal Defense in Ohio NACDA Top Ten Selection for Criminal Defense in Ohio National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Better Business Bureau Accredited Business Better Business Bureau Accredited Business Nationally Ranked Superior DUI Attorney by the NAFDD Nationally Ranked Superior DUI Attorney by the NAFDD Member of the National College for DUI Defense Member of the National College for DUI Defense Member of the Federal Bar Association Member of the Federal Bar Association Superb Rating for Criminal Defense on Avvo Superb Rating for Criminal Defense on Avvo
Member of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member of the American Bar Association Member of the American Bar Association Member of the National Police Accountability Project Member of the National Police Accountability Project Member of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Member of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association Member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association Member of the American Association for Justice Member of the American Association for Justice

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What Sets Us Apart From Other Defense Attorneys

1

We exclusively practice criminal defense and focus on protecting the futures of our clients.

  • We’ve earned a reputation as top criminal lawyers because criminal defense is all we do.
  • Law is a vast field. By choosing attorneys that only focus on one area of law, you’re choosing someone whose skills are focused on that area.
2

We take the difficult criminal cases other Columbus attorneys shy away from.

  • We don’t cherry pick our cases like many other attorneys do. Many lawyers claim great results and achieve notoriety because they do not take on cases that truly require dedicated and skilled attorneys.
  • We don’t pass judgment on our clients. We will never turn against you.
  • People sometimes make mistakes. We are here to fix them with a non-judgmental approach.
  • We welcome the challenge of winning tough criminal cases.
3

We are well-acquainted with the Court and Court Personnel.

  • Knowing what to expect from judges and prosecutors in your case can mean the world of difference in the results of your case.
  • We make it our business to be a part of the legal community and know the judges and prosecutors as well as possible.
4

We fight to get you criminal charges reduced or dismissed.

  • Your freedom and your record mean everything to us.
  • We want what you want: This case gone.
  • If you need us immediately, we will be there. On most cases, we are hired over the phone and ready for court the very next day.
5

We prepare all cases for trial and develop a meticulous defense.

  • Our dedication is relentless, and our techniques on case investigation and trial preparation are meticulous.
  • We use the most experienced former police officers to investigate our cases.
  • You are not just hiring a lawyer. You are hiring a team that works together on your case to give you the best chance of winning.
  • We truly care about our clients.
6

We offer top notch criminal representation for reasonable attorneys’ fees.

  • We offer reasonable rates starting as low as $500.
  • We offer payment plans so you can get the defense you need.
  • We are available after-hours, weekends and most holidays.

All Criminal Charges Are Serious!

Any criminal conviction can result in severe and often lifelong consequences. Ohio law gives a range of penalties for each offense that usually include a maximum (and sometimes minimum) period of time of incarceration and a range of fines, along with court costs. These penalties are, by themselves, crushing and difficult to bear. The statutory penalties are only the beginning, however. You could also lose your driver’s license or your right to carry a firearm. Apartments could refuse to rent to you. Banks could view you as unstable and refuse your loan. A school could turn down your application.

Your employer does not have to keep your job open for you while you spend time in jail or prison. Even if you aren’t incarcerated, they are usually within their rights to fire you just based on a conviction. With a criminal record, it can be much harder to get a job. If you’re a teacher, nurse or member of certain other professions, conviction for certain offenses can lead to disqualify you from getting a job in your field. The consequences of a criminal conviction are dire. Don’t take chances. Hire the best attorney to build the strongest defense.

Ohio Felony Sentencing
Degree Prison Time Maximum Fine
First Degree 3–11 years $20,000
Second Degree 2–8 years $15,000
Third Degree 9–36 or 12–60 months $10,000
Fourth Degree 6–18 months $5,000
Fifth Degree 6–12 months $2,500
Ohio Misdemeanor Sentencing
Degree Jail Time Maximum Fine
First Degree Up to 180 days $1,000
Second Degree Up to 90 days $750
Third Degree Up to 60 days $500
Fourth Degree Up to 30 days $250
Minor Misdemeanor None $150