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Franklin County, OH

"You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do can and will be held against you in the court of law.  You have the right to speak to an attorney."  You may have heard of these lines in television or movies. The arresting law enforcement officer is required to inform you of these rights, commonly referred to as Miranda rights.

Before you speak to the police, whether you are trying to protest your innocence or give a statement, it's vital to take the Miranda warning to heart. Until you speak with an attorney, remain polite but say nothing. This can help you avoid self-incrimination or giving the prosecution ammunition to use against you later on.

Franklin County Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal defense attorney Brian Joslyn understands how traumatic and stressful an arrest can be. As a victim of police brutality during an arrest when he was younger (for charges that were ultimately dropped), Brian Joslyn even understands how intimidating clearing your name can be. He represents clients throughout Franklin County, including:

However, hiring an attorney is never an indication of guilt, regardless of the circumstances of the arrest. People who are disoriented and confused are more likely to give conflicting or wrong information when they speak with law enforcement, which can be used against them in court.

Founded by Brian Joslyn, Joslyn Law Firm is dedicated to defending the rights and futures of people charged with alleged crimes. The law firm focuses on criminal defense, including the following practice areas:

Call (614) 444-1900 to discuss your legal options with Brian Joslyn. During your free, initial consultation you will learn more about the charges you face and the most appropriate defense strategies. Exercise your right to speak with an attorney as early as possible. Contact Joslyn Law Firm today to begin defending your future.


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Franklin County Court and Legal Resources

Franklin County Court of Common Pleas – The Court of Common Pleas is responsible for interpreting the law in certain civil, criminal, family law, and juvenile law situations. This includes criminal misdemeanor offenses, civil cases (up to $15,000), small claims, domestic violence, and related matters.

Franklin County Court of Common Pleas
General Division
345 South High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 525-3453
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas
Division of Domestic Relations and Juvenile Branch
373 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Franklin County Prosecutor's Office – The County Prosecutor is responsible for investigating and prosecuting felony offenses within the community. Their mission is to help keep dangerous offenders from the streets. Additionally, the Office investigates and prosecutors economic crime and juvenile crimes.

373 South High St.
14th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-525-3555

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Franklin County Law Enforcement

Franklin County Sheriff's Office – Largely responsible for maintaining county jails and rehabilitating its residents, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office works hard to keep the communities safe. Its other roles include safeguarding courtrooms, serving court orders, and leading a DUI taskforce.

Columbus Division of Police – The Columbus Division of Police are dedicated to maintaining the safety and peace of the community's streets. Serving a population of over 787,000 residents, the police department works hard to diligently safeguard the public, respond to calls quickly, and enforce the law. Additionally, the police department works to foster trust between itself and the community through public outreach initiatives.

120 Marconi Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43215
614-645-4545

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Franklin County Incorporated Communities

Bexley, Brice, Columbus, Dublin, Gahanna, Grandview Heights, Grove City, Groveport, Harrisburg, Hilliard, Lockbourne, Marble Cliff, Minerva Park, New Albany, Obetz, Reynoldsburg, Riverlea, Upper Arlington, Urbancrest, Westerville, Whitehall, Worthington.

Unincorporated Areas in Franklin County

Alton, Amlin, Bannon, Blacklick, Blacklick Estates, Blendon Corner, Briggsdale, Central College, Darbydale, East Columbus, Edgewater Park, Edward, Flint, Galloway, Georgesville, Gould Park, Grove City Country Club, Hamilton Meadows, Hanford, Havens Corners, Hayden, Huber Ridge, Lake Darby, Lamb Corners, Lincoln Village, Linden, Linworth, Mifflinville, Mount Air, Mudsock, Munks Corners, New Rome, Parks Mills, Pleasant Corners, Reynoldsburg*, Rock Haven Park, San Margherita, Sandy Corners, Shadeville, Steelton, Taylor Station, Truro, Valley Crossing, Valley View, Waterloo, Wrightville, Zimmer.

Franklin County Zip Codes

43004, 43016, 43017, 43026, 43054, 43062, 43064, 43065, 43068, 43081, 43085, 43110, 43119, 43123, 43125, 43136, 43137, 43140, 43146, 43147, 43201, 43202, 43203, 43204, 43205, 43206, 43207, 43209, 43210, 43211, 43212, 43213, 43214, 43215, 43217, 43219, 43220, 43221, 43222, 43223, 43224, 43227, 43228, 43229, 43230, 43231, 43232, 43235.


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Joslyn Law Firm | Franklin County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Call (614) 444-1900 to speak with attorney Brian Joslyn about your case. The Columbus-based criminal defense firm will help you explore your legal options and make an informed decision about your future. However, the more time you delay means you are giving the prosecution more opportunities to build their cases against you. Contact Joslyn Law Firm today for your free, no-obligation consultation.