Award-Winning Criminal Defense Attorneys
When Reputation Matters
The Joslyn Law Firm is proud to be regarded as one of Ohio’s top criminal & DUI defense firms. Our firm’s managing lawyer, Brian Joslyn has been ranked Columbus CEO Magazine as a top criminal lawyer in Columbus. The National Trial Lawyers Association has nominated Mr. Joslyn as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in the country. We pride ourselves on our legal accomplishments and strive to lead our legal community to a higher standard of criminal representation.
All criminal charges are serious. A conviction for any criminal offense can have devastating, lifelong effects on school enrollment, professional licenses, careers, finances, family and freedom. The worst mistake you can make is going it alone.
Do not think that if you plead guilty without an attorney, judges and prosecutors will give you a light sentence. The opposite is likely true. Hire a criminal law firm where the attorneys know the judges and prosecutors and know what needs to be argued to have your charges reduced or dismissed. Our lawyers have successfully handled thousands of criminal cases in federal, state, city, and mayors courts and routinely get charges dismissed.
Protecting You Like Our Own
Our goal from the beginning is to get your charged dismissed outright. We work with our clients and help identify every way to get the best possible results. That could mean negotiating with prosecutors to get deferred adjudication or vigorously making challenges to the constitutionality, veracity or sufficiency of the prosecutor’s evidence.
When faced with a criminal law matter, you want an advocate in your corner who is going to protect you and your best interests with no question. At the Joslyn Law Firm we represent our clients as if we were representing our own family members. We fight for the results our clients expect and deserve.
We take an aggressive, proactive approach and look for every option to get you the best outcome. Call Columbus criminal defense lawyers that care about you and your future. Call Joslyn Law Firm.
We take on tough cases... and win
DETAILS: A local young painter went to the grocery store with his family. His wife was approached by a man and a woman who started to berate her. The painter noticed the man had pointed a gun at his wife, so he jumped back into the car and drove towards the gunman. This resulted in the painter hitting both the gunman and the other woman who accompanied him. The man ultimately passed away from his injuries and the painter was hauled to jail and charged with murder.
Our client spent nearly two years in jail awaiting his trial. Even with the risks of a jury trial, the Defendant knew he had to take the chance and no plea deal would be enough to save his future. He never intended anyone harm and he simply was trying to protect his wife. He was not going to lose his family over that. The trial lasted nearly two weeks before the jury went into deliberations. After less than four hours of deliberations, the jury came back into the courtroom and found our client Not Guilty on all charges.
DETAILS: A hard-working union employee was charged with Rape, Kidnapping and Abduction of another person. These are some of the most serious crimes in Ohio. A man who led a law-abiding life and supported his family was accused by his ex-wife and was suddenly facing life in prison. The Defendant's family who was familiar with the outstanding and diligent work of our attorneys contacted us immediately after his arrest.
The State's offer was for Defendant to plead guilty to Rape and Abduction in exchange for 5-6 years in prison. We pressured on, believing in our client's innocence. We started reviewing the hundreds of pages of discovery, as well as multiple audio and video recordings. Through this review, the attorneys realized there was important exculpatory evidence missing from the discovery packet that could make a difference in our client's innocence. After a year of allegations and judiciary processes, our client was freed in the summer of 2019. A week-long trial turned victorious with a verdict of not guilty on all counts.
DETAILS: This case centered around a 30-year-old construction worker who had his life flip upside down when he was involved in a fatal accident. After a night out for drinks, the man and his girlfriend were on their way home when the vehicle collided with a utility pole. Confused by the trauma of the event, the man then left the scene and was found at a local Steak n' Shake approximately 2 miles away. After a 2-month investigation, the individual was ultimately charged with OVI, Vehicular Homicide, and Vehicular Manslaughter.
After a 3-day trial where numerous witnesses were called to testify, the jury then found the Defendant Not Guilty on all charged. The Defendant was able to leave the Court House a free man and continue with live, so he could mourn the loss of his beloved girlfriend.
DETAILS: An 8th grade math teacher, faced false allegations filed by an ex-girlfriend which accused him of domestic violence. However, none of this was true and the charges were pursued by the ex-girlfriend because she was upset that their relationship had come to a sudden halt. Knowing this charge would hinder his whole life and jeopardize his career, our client called us to protect his rights.
The trial began after 7 months of court hearings. Discovery was shown and arguments were made against our client by the prosecution. Our attorney put the Defendant on the stand and questioned his whereabouts on the day of question. The Defendant testified to the fact that he was on vacation with his children, so that the domestic violence accusations would be impossible. The attorneys ended by giving information about the Defendants character, career, and his clean criminal record. As a result, the Jury found the Defendant Not Guilty.
DETAILS: A 28-year-old client was charged with one of the most serious felony offenses in Ohio - trafficking drugs. In addition, this this was not his first felony offense as he had previously been convicted of several felony counts in the years prior. With a record like his, the penalties our client would be facing were painstakingly high.
Despite extensive efforts, our many requests to get our client out of jail were denied. We began our preparation to negotiate with the State. However, this case escalated a whole lot quicker when our client was brutally beaten in jail one evening. Thankfully our attorneys worked diligently so this case picked up very quickly. Our clients successfully achieved a community control sanction despite the State's initial reluctance to work with our client and give us the offer we had requested. This was a much lighter sentencing than he would have received if he was convicted of a felony.
Criminal Cases We Handle
DUI / OVI Charges
Seal / Expunge
Firearm / Weapons
Probation / Parole
White Collar Crime
Joslyn Law Firm: Dedicated to Protecting Your Rights
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We have handled over 20,000 Cases in the central Ohio Courts. As a result we know the Judges, prosecutors and court personnel along with their preferences and intricacies. It is these invaluable relationships and knowledge of each court system that can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case. A good criminal lawyer will know each judge and each prosecutor and know what to expect from each. Judges have difference preferences and opinions on different matters. For example, while one judge might be willing to grant recognizance bond in a domestic violence case, another judge in the same court the next day may refuse to grant that kind of bond. It’s this kind of knowledge that can be the difference between going home or being stuck in jail. Put our vast experience in your corner.
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Joslyn Law Firm
Rated Top Ten Criminal Defense Lawyer
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 Justice 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.