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Brian Joslyn

Brian Joslyn

Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney
  • White Collar Crime, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence ...
  • Ohio, U.S. Northern District of Ohio, U.S. Southern District of Ohio
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Summary

Brian Joslyn’s decision to become a criminal defense attorney was shaped by unique personal hardship. His life has been and remains a testament to the pursuit of justice for those subjected to overzealous law enforcement. He firmly believes in the dignified, respectful treatment of every person before the law. In Brian’s Pursuit of justice, he has become one of Ohio’s most recognized and skilled criminal defense attorneys. His success has been heralded by many reputable organizations including Columbus CEO Magazine naming him as a top lawyer, The national Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys selecting him as one of the 10 best criminal lawyers in Ohio, Additionally Super lawyers a rating service for outstanding lawyers selected Brian as a rising star in Ohio for attaining a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Brian is also included in the Bar register of Preeminent Lawyers and has earned the AV Preeminent award which is given to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication, skills and ethical standards by their peers of attorneys and judges.
With a proven track record of success in handling over 15,000 cases, Brian and his team of exceptional legal minds have represented all walks of life; students, blue and white-collar professionals, licensed professionals, professional sports stars, celebrities, police officers, FBI agents and even other criminal defense attorneys. Regardless of your background, profession or status, all of our clients receive the highest level of attention. We understand the tress and anxiety you are feeling from your criminal charge and we make it our business to provide the same level of passionate representation that we would for our own family members.
We represent clients throughout Central Ohio, including out-of-state visitors. We handle all criminal matters in Federal, State and local municipality courts.

Practice Areas
  • White Collar Crime
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Juvenile Law
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law
  • Divorce
  • Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
  • Workers' Compensation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    During your free consultation, Brian Joslyn will personally help you understand the charges you face and begin building a solid defense strategy.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Major credit cards, checks, and cash accepted.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    For more information on rates and payment plans for cases throughout Ohio, call 614-444-1900.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
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U.S. Northern District of Ohio
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U.S. Southern District of Ohio
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
Joslyn Law Firm
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San Diego Public Defender's Office
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William C. Matthews Law Office
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Law Offices of Joseph Landusky and Mark Herder
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Education
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
J.D. (2010) | Law
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Franklin University
B.S. (2006) | Business
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Awards
Top 10 Best Attorneys
The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Top 10 Criminal Lawyer in Ohio
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Nationally Ranked Top Ten Attorney Award
National Trial Lawyers
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Pro Bono Honors Award
House Opportunities Collaborative
Top Lawyer in Columbus
Columbus CEO
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
One of the best DUI attorneys in the nation
National Advocacy for DUI Defense
Client Satisfaction Award
American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
Client Satisfaction Award
Amercian Institute of Criminal Attorneys
Professional Associations
Central Ohio Association For Justice
Member
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Columbus Bar Association
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Ohio State Bar Association
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American Bar Association
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Ohio Association for Justice
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American Association for Justice
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NORML Legal Committee
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Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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National Lawyers Guild
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National Association of Consumer Advocates
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National Police Accountability Project
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Columbus Chamber of Commerce
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Certifications
Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST)
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
BAC Datamaster Breath Alcohol Testing
by National Patent Analytical Systems, Inc.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Columbus, Ohio Criminal Defense
Website
Dayton Criminal Defense Lawyer
Blog
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered

Q. Will I have to do jail time for writing a bad check if I was unaware that I didn’t have the funds at the time?
A: To be convicted of passing a bad check you must have intent. Under the Ohio Revised Code Section 2913.11, it states a person must have a “purpose to defraud” and must “know that it [the check] will be dishonored or knowing that a person has ordered or will stop order payment on the check.” Essentially, a person must be knowingly and intentionally passing a bad check to be convicted of the crime. With experienced legal representation, you can provide evidence to prove why you had no intent to pass a bad check and avoid any jail time.
Q. I was recently arrested for OWI in Ohio, does that mean my license is suspended?
A: In the state of Ohio, your license is automatically suspended if you refused OVI testing or had a BAC reading of .08 or above. So, if you were arrested for OVI you should expect to receive notification relatively soon of your upcoming suspension. You do have 30 days after the initial appearance for the OVI charge to file an appeal. At the appeal you can bring legal representation and contest your license suspension by providing facts that prove one of the following:  The arrest wasn’t reasonable;  The officer didn’t request you to take a chemical test; or  You were not informed of the penalties for refusing or failing an OVI chemical test
Q. What can I do to fight a class 5 felony in Ohio? Police found less than a gram of meth amphetamine in my trunk.
A: The fact that you don’t feel or behave as though you are inebriated outside the vehicle is irrelevant to what occurs when you are inside. Under Ohio law, to be operating a vehicle while impaired, you need not be driving, but merely sitting behind the wheel in a parked vehicle, in possession of the keys. Taken together, these facts will indicate to law enforcement that you have “physical control” (ORC § 4511.194) and are, therefore, responsible for the vehicle’s proper operation. Even if you didn't act intoxicated you could still be charged with OVI because the amphetamine was found in your vehicle while you were in physical control of it. Inherent in a OVI/DUI charge and conviction is the potential for an individual’s loss of quality of life, employment, educational opportunities, custody rights, and a host of other penalties, including a criminal record. Therefore, you must consult an experienced OVI attorney about your defense and your rights, from the time of law enforcement’s stop of your vehicle to taking chemical tests (breath—BAC or blood samples).
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Contact & Map
Joslyn Law Firm
Columbus Office Location
Criminalattorneycolumbus.com
501 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215
Telephone: (614) 444-1900
Fax: (614) 444-1901
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
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Joslyn Law Firm
Cincinnati Office Location
212 W 8th St
#300
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Telephone: (513) 399-6289
Fax: (614) 444-1901
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Tuesday: Open 24 hours
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Friday: Open 24 hours (Today)
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Joslyn Law Firm
Dayton Office Location
10 W 2nd St
#2
Dayton, OH 45402
Telephone: (937) 356-3969
Fax: (614) 444-1901
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
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