Hamilton County

Hamilton County is located southwest in the state of Ohio. It is the third-most populous county in Ohio, with a population of approximately 800,000 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The county seat of Hamilton County is the city of Cincinnati.

Cincinnati is considered the fastest growing city in the Midwest according to a report by the U.S Bureau of Economic Analysis. It is the third-largest city in Ohio with a population of nearly 300,000. Additionally, it is home to several large companies headquarters such as Macy's Inc., General Electric, and Kroger.

Hamilton County is home to one of the boomtowns in the U.S. and it neighbors the Kentucky border. With a growing population and visitors from nearby states, Hamilton County law enforcement is on high alert for crimes in the area.

If you or someone you know has been arrested or charged with an illegal offense, it is vital that you obtain legal representation immediately.

Criminal Defense Attorneys in Hamilton County, Ohio

Have you been arrested or accused of a criminal offense in the greater area of Hamilton County? Do not be idle in the legal process. It is important that you contact a criminal defense attorney immediately to protect your civil rights.

Joslyn Law Firm is a group of skilled attorneys with over 20 years of experience at defending those charged in Hamilton County courts. Our attorneys are well-versed in domestic violence, OVI, drug charges, and any other type of illegal offenses in the southern Ohio region. We are dedicated to our cases, and strive to obtain the best possible results for our client's cases. The attorneys at Joslyn Law Firm are notable among the legal community. Firm founder, Brian Joslyn, was ranked as one of the top criminal lawyers in Columbus by Columbus CEO Magazine.

The attorneys at Joslyn Law Firm represent those accused of crimes throughout the greater Hamilton County area and surrounding cities including Symmes, Cincinnati, Reading, Montgomery, Springfield, and Sycamore.

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

Overview for Criminal Defense Attorneys in Hamilton County, OH


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 Hamilton County:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Charges
  • Financial Crimes
  • Motor Vehicle Crimes
  • OVI/DUI
  • Marijuana Crimes
  • Theft Crimes
  • Sex Offenses
  • Violent Crimes

DUI/OVI Statistics in Hamilton County, Ohio

Hamilton County is ninth, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, for operating a vehicle impaired (OVI) arrests in the state of Ohio. Since OVI incidents are common in Hamilton County, local law enforcement is always on high alert for those who appear impaired on roads or highways.

The following is some statistics provided by the Ohio State Highway Patrol for OVI-DUIs, vehicle fatalities and injuries in the year of 2016:

  • OVI Checkpoints – 5
  • Fatal Crashes – 24
  • Crashes with Injuries – 455
  • OVI Arrests – 683

The following is some statistics provided by the Ohio State Highway Patrol for OVI-DUIs, vehicle fatalities and injuries in the year of 2017:

  • OVI Checkpoint – 1
  • Fatal Crashes – 17
  • Crashes with Injuries – 360
  • OVI Arrests – 726

Major Highways and State Roads

Hamilton County is less than half an hour drive from the city of Cincinnati. Many residents in Hamilton County travel to these and other major Ohio cities for work purposes or personal reasons. Furthermore, this means that law enforcement is on high alert and is more likely to make a DUI arrest in Hamilton County. The following are some major highways and state roads that intersect throughout Hamilton County.

  • Interstate 71 (I-71)
  • Interstate 74 (I-74)
  • Interstate 75 (I-75)
  • Interstate 275 (I-275)
  • S Route 22
  • S. Route 27
  • S. Route 42
  • S. Route 50

Court Resources in Hamilton County, Ohio

Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas – The Court of Common Pleas for Hamilton County has jurisdiction over criminal felony cases and some civil cases in which the amount incontroversy is more than $15,000. The current Presiding & Administrative Judge is Honorable Kim Wilson Burke. You can locate the Hamilton County Courts of Common Pleas at 1000 Main Street in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Hamilton County Municipal Courts – The Municipal Courts for Hamilton County handles all misdemeanor criminal cases, traffic charges, and some civil cases in which the amount in controversy is less than $15,000. The Presiding & Administrative Judge for the Municipal Courts is Honorable Bernie Bouchard. You can locate the court at 1000 Main Street in Room 205 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Supreme Court of Ohio – The Supreme Court is the highest court in the state of Ohio. The Ohio Supreme Court has final authority over interpretations of Ohio Constitution and Ohio laws. The court has seven members including a chief justice and six associate justices. Maureen O'Connor is the Chief Judge currently for the Ohio Supreme Court. The Supreme Court of Ohio is located at 65 South Front Street in Columbus, OH.

Southern District of Ohio – The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio handles federal and some civil cases that exceed $75,000 in Ohio. The Southern District of Ohio serves 48 out of 88 of Ohio's counties. The court is located at the Potter Stewart U.S Courthouse in Room 103, at 100 East Fifth Street in Cincinnati Ohio.

Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney's Office – The prosecuting attorney for Hamilton County prosecutes, on behalf of the state, all complaints, suits, and controversies in which the state is a party. Joseph T. Deters is the current Hamilton County Prosecutor. The Prosecuting Attorney's Office is located at 230 East Ninth Street in Suite 4000.


Law Enforcement Resources

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

Additional Resources

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.

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. All statutes are updated annually by laws that create, amend, transfer, or amend Ohio legislation. Visit Ohio laws and rules to see the elements regarding your charges or criminal offenses.


Lawyer for Criminal Defense in Hamilton County, Ohio

Are you currently facing charges in the greater Hamilton County area? Be proactive against your charges today. Contact an attorney at Joslyn Law Firm, and arm yourself with reliable legal representation.

The attorneys at Joslyn Law Firm are experienced in the realm of criminal defense. Joslyn Law Firm is equipped with the knowledge to fight your charges in Hamilton County courts. Our attorneys have over twenty years of experience defending those accused of crimes. We are recognized among legal professionals we are proudly a part of several law associations such as the American Association for Justice, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).

Start the first step of your plan today. [firm] accepts clients charged with criminal offenses throughout the southern Ohio region including Georgetown in Brown County, Wilmington in Clinton County, Cincinnati in Hamilton 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