Out-of-State Visitor Arrest
With a variety of attractions and major businesses, TourismOhio reported that the Buckeye State welcomed 200 million visitors in 2014. As the sixth largest city in the state situated near major highways, Dayton hosts a significant share of tourists from other states and even other countries.
When a person who lives in another state or country is arrested in Montgomery County or a surrounding area in Southwest Ohio, the criminal charges cannot simply be ignored. Failure to appear in court to answer the charges can result in bench warrants being issued for the arrests of alleged offenders, and such warrant information is shared by law enforcement agencies all over the country.
Lawyer for Out-of-State Visitor Arrests in Dayton, OH
If you were charged with a criminal offense while visiting the Dayton area, do not simply think that your arrest will be forgotten about. The Joslyn Law Firm can appear in court on your behalf and possibly eliminate the need for you to make several costly return trips to Ohio.
Dayton criminal defense attorney Brian Joslyn defends tourists and other visitors who were arrested in Huber Heights, Kettering, Dayton and many other locations in Montgomery County as well as surrounding areas in Clark County, Greene County, and Miami County.
You can call (937) 356-3969 today to have our lawyer review your case during a completely free initial consultation.
Overview of Out-of-State Visitor Arrests in Montgomery County
- What kinds of crimes are tourists typically charged with?
- Where are some of the places that visitors frequently go to in Dayton?
- Where can I find more information for Dayton visitors?
With the University of Dayton just over U.S. Route 35, the downtown area of Dayton is a popular destination for many younger visitors—and thus, a common place for arrests. Areas on the other side of the Miami River and many surrounding suburbs also see their fair shares of alleged criminal activity.
People can be arrested for any violation of state or local law. Some of the most common offenses that tourists and other visitors tend to be charged with include, but are not limited to:
- Carrying Concealed Weapons;
- Child Abuse / Neglect;
- Criminal Mischief;
- Criminal Trespass;
- Domestic Assault / Battery;
- Domestic Violence;
- Driving with a Suspended License;
- Drunk Driving / DUI / OVI;
- Hit and Run / Leaving the Scene;
- Marijuana Charges;
- Petty Theft / Shoplifting;
- Possession of a Controlled Substance;
- Receiving Stolen Property;
- Reckless Driving;
- Sexual Battery;
- Sexual Conduct with Minor;
- Solicitation / Prostitution; and
- Traffic Violations.
As the childhood home of the Wright Brothers, Dayton is an important reason that Ohio has been referred to as the “Birthplace of Aviation.” Numerous museums and attractions honor Dayton’s rich aviation history, but the city is also a common Midwest destination for many other business meetings, conventions, and recreational travelers.
With Interstate 75 running through the city limits and Interstate 70 intersecting nearby, Dayton is a pleasant stop for many tourists who may be driving through Southwest Ohio. The city also has a vibrant nightlife which factors into some arrests.
Some of the sites in Dayton that are most frequented by visitors include, but are not limited to:
- Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center;
- Canal Public House;
- Club Masque;
- Dayton Art Institute;
- Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park;
- Dayton Convention Center;
- Dayton International Airport;
- Dayton Mall;
- Flanagan’s Pub;
- Hawthorn Hill;
- Jimmie's Ladder 11;
- National Museum of the United States Air Force;
- Oddbody’s Music Room;
- One Eyed Jacks;
- The Fieldhouse;
- Timothy’s Bar;
- Tumbleweed Connection;
- University of Dayton Arena (UD Arena);
- W.O. Wrights Grill & Pub; and
- Welcome Stadium.
Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau — You can learn more about hotels, restaurants, and attractions on this website. The Convention & Visitors Bureau also has a calendar of upcoming events, maps, and answers to frequently asked questions. You can also download a free digital visitors guide.
Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau
1 Chamber Plaza, Suite A
Dayton, Ohio 45402-2400
(800) 221-8235 (toll free) | (937) 226-8211
Discover Ohio — You can learn more about things to do in Ohio on this TourismOhio website. The organization within the Ohio Development Services Agency provides information six regions of the Buckeye State: Amish Country, Central, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, and Southwest. You can also filter attractions by season and categories of interest.
Ohio State Highway Patrol FAQ — You can find several answers to frequently asked questions about state law on this website. Information includes such topics as concealed carry, impaired driving, and traffic enforcement. You can also email a specific question to the Highway Patrol if you do not see an answer to your personal question.
Find a Lawyer for Out-of-State Visitor Arrests in Dayton, Ohio
Were you arrested while visiting the greater Dayton area? The Joslyn Law Firm helps people facing criminal charges in communities in and around Montgomery County, including Beavercreek, Huber Heights, Troy, Piqua, Fairborn, Springfield, and Kettering.
Brian Joslyn is an experienced criminal defense attorney in Dayton, Ohio, to review your case as soon as you call (937) 356-3969 or complete an online form to arrange a free, confidential consultation.