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 experienced 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.
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.
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.
Hands down, Brian Joslyn is the BEST lawyer in town. If you want a straightforward lawyer and real results, then look no further.Matthew
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.Anthony
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.Danny
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|