The state of Ohio is located in the Great Lakes region of the United States. It is the seventh most populous state in the nation, with a population of over 10 million according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Ohio is otherwise known as the "Buckeye State,"

The U.S. Census Bureau has recorded that the population of Ohio has steadily increased over the last ten years. The state has jumped up to the 10th most densely populated state in the United States. Additionally, Ohio was ranked number two in the country for best business climate by Site Selection Magazine. With such a growing economy, Ohio has a steady influx of visitors entering the state for business.

The combination of a growing population and visitors, crime is a reality in Ohio. It is important that a person stay informed if they are accused or charged with an illegal offense. If you or someone you know has been criminally charged, it is within your best interest to contact an experienced defense attorney.

Criminal Defense Attorneys in Cincinnati, Ohio

Ohio is a flourishing state and was ranked with the seventh largest economy in the United States. Since Ohio is a hub for visitors, crime is more likely to happen. Any person who has been accused of a illegal offense, should contact a skilled criminal defense attorney at Joslyn Law Firm.

The attorneys at Joslyn Law Firm are experienced at handling all types of drug, domestic violence, OVI, or any other type of criminal charge in the courts of Ohio. Joslyn Law Firm has over twenty years of experience in the Ohio legal system. We strive to attain superior results for every case to the best of our ability. It is recommended that you side yourself with an attorney who is reputable among the legal community. Attorney Brian Joslyn was ranked as a top criminal lawyer in Columbus by Columbus CEO Magazine.

Joslyn Law Firm defends those accused of crimes throughout the greater Hamilton County area and surrounding communities including Reading, Cincinnati, Symmes, Delhi, Montgomery, Blue Ash, and Springfield.

Call us at (513) 399-6289, or simply submit an online contact form today for a free consultation regarding your case.

Overview for Ohio Criminal Defense Attorneys in Cincinnati

Common Criminal Offenses in Ohio

According to a report made by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, there were a total of 30,037 crimes reported in major Ohio cities during September through December of 2017. The following are some common offenses that individuals allegedly committed in the state of Ohio:

DUI and OVI Statistics in Ohio

Ohio is home to several major interstates that cross throughout the state. In addition, Ohio has a steadily increasing population whose residents main mode of transportation is by motor vehicle. All of these elements combined result in a high percentage of operating a vehicle impaired (OVI) arrests.

The following are some statistics gathered by the Ohio Department of Public Safety surrounding alcohol related crashes in all counties of Ohio.



Alcohol Related

Percentage of Alcohol Related

Fatal Crashes




Injury Crashes




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Ohio Crime Statistics

According to the data submitted to the Ohio Department of Public Safety Crime Report, the following are the percentages and rates for crimes committed in major cities of Ohio in 2016 and 2017.


Total for 2016

Rate of Violent Crime for 2016

Total for 2017

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Motor Vehicle Theft






Court Resources in Cincinnati, Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio – The Supreme Court is the highest court in the state of Ohio. The Ohio Supreme Court has the final authority over interpretations of Ohio law and the Ohio Constitution. Currently, the court has seven members including a chief justice and six associate justices. The current Chief Justice is Maureen O'Connor. You can locate the Supreme Court of Ohio at 65 South Front Street in Columbus, OH.

Southern District of Ohio – The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio is one of the two United States district courts in Ohio. The Southern District of Ohio incorporates 48 out of 88 of Ohio's counties. The purpose of the court is to handle federal criminal and civil cases amount in controversy exceeding $75,000. You can locate the court at the Potter Stewart U.S Courthouse in Room 103, at 100 East Fifth Street in Cincinnati Ohio.

Ohio Laws - The Ohio statutes are a permanent collection of state laws organized by subject area into a code made up of chapters, titles, and sections. Visit Ohio laws and rules to see the elements regarding your charges or criminal offenses.

Ohio Courts – The Ohio county courts handles different misdemeanor and minor felony trials in the area of the court. Ohio's County Court of Common Pleas is normally divided into four classifications; general, juvenile, probate, and domestic relations.

Ohio Attorney General – Mike DeWine is the Ohio Attorney General. He is the chief legal officer for the state of Ohio. Attorney general Mike DeWine represents Ohio in the court of law where the state is also a party. You can locate Mike DeWine at 20 East Broad Street on the 14th floor in Columbus, OH.

Law Enforcement Resources in Ohio

Office of Criminal Justice Services – The Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) is the lead criminal justice planning agency for the state. Through technology, grants, administration, research, and programmatic initiatives, the office serves communities and agencies committed to reducing crime in Ohio. It serves the governor's administration, legislature, law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies. You can locate OCJS at 1970 West Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio State Highway Patrol – The official highway patrol for Ohio is a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety. The mission of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is to protect life, property, and to promote traffic safety with professional public safety services in the state of Ohio. You can locate the Ohio State Highway Patrol at 1970 West Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio.

Cincinnati Police Department – The Police Department for the city of Cincinnati serves as the primary law enforcement agency. It serves 52 diverse neighborhoods and has currently 1,000 sworn officers. It is led by Police Chief Eliot Isaac since 2004. You can locate the Cincinnati Police Department at 310 Ezzard Charles Drive in Cincinnati Ohio.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office – The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office mission is to protect the life, property, and to maintain order through continuing commitment to integrity, service, and the highest standards of ethics and respect for individual rights. The current sheriff for Hamilton County is Jim Neil. You can locate the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office at 1000 Sycamore Street at #100 in Cincinnati, OH.

Our Practices

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  • Domestic Violence
  • Financial Crimes
  • Marijuana Crimes
  • Drug Charges
  • Violent Crimes
  • Motor Vehicle Crimes
  • Sex Offenses
  • Theft Crimes
  • Firearm/Weapon Offenses
  • Property Crimes
  • Probation Violations
  • Warrants
  • Offenses Against Justice
  • First-Time Offenders

Additional Resources

Ohio.gov – Visit the official website for Ohio and find more information about the state. View the tourist attractions, education opportunities, employment, and large businesses in the state of Ohio. Get access to state employee resources and benefits, and how the government is divided.

Ohio Department of Public Safety – Visit the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS), the administrative department of the Ohio state government responsible for the safety and protection of tourists and citizens. See more information about the different ODPS divisions, services, and other resources provided by the ODPS.

Lawyer for Criminal Defense in Ohio

Have you been accused or arrested of a crime in the state of Ohio? Are you unsure what to do next? If so, it is in your best interest you contact an attorney at Joslyn Law Firm.

Joslyn Law Firm is composed of a group of attorneys who specialize in criminal defense. Our attorneys are dedicated to each and every client. We strive to use all possible resources and routes to obtain the best possible result for your case. The attorneys at Joslyn Law Firm are recognized among the legal community and have been admitted into several law associations such as the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), and the American Association of Justice.

Have some peace of mind and start your plan today. Joslyn Law Firm represents those accused of drug crimes throughout the Southern Ohio region including Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Georgetown in Brown County, Wilmington in Clinton County, and Batavia in Clermont County.

Call us now at (513) 399-6289, and schedule a free consultation surrounding your case today.

This article was last updated on August 20, 2018