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Know Your Rights During a 4th of July DUI Stop in Columbus, OH

While the 4th of July does fall on a Wednesday this year, this will not stop thousands of people throughout Hamilton County, OH, from enjoying public and private celebrations. Last year, Ohio State Highway Patrol reportedly arrested 598 drivers for OVI (Operating a Vehicle under the Influence) on the Fourth of July. This number is likely to decrease for a holiday that takes place over the weekday. However,… Read more

Ohio Lawmakers Reducing Restrictions on Concealed Handgun Laws; Columbus Gun Crimes Lawyer Brian Joslyn Discusses Changes

Proposed changes to Ohio's concealed handgun legislation may soon be made into law, easing some restrictions to renew a concealed handgun license, clarifying the definition of a loaded gun and acknowledging permit holder's rights across states lines.  The amendment to Ohio's concealed weapons laws passed the Ohio House of Representatives this week with a 59-28 vote and will now move to the Ohio Senate… Read more

New OhioTexting While Driving Ban Targets Teens

Changes to Ohio traffic laws get underway this month after Ohio Governor John R. Kasich recently signed House Bill 99 into law.  June 1 marks the beginning of the new law being put into place; however, drivers can expect a 6-month warning period after the effective date.  During this time, law enforcement officers will issue warnings, not citations. Potential consequences to the texting while driving… Read more

Memorial Weekend 2012 DUI/OVI Stops in Columbus: Understanding Your Rights

Memorial Day is a holiday in which we celebrate the service given by the men and women of our Armed Forces throughout the decades. People choose to celebrate this holiday (which generally marks the beginning of summer) in many ways. The Ohio State Highway Patrol and local police departments, including the Columbus Division of Police, will be especially vigilant to ensure the safety of the community. One… Read more

Brian Joslyn Reviews Ohio Prescription Drug Laws

  Introduced earlier this month, The Stop Trafficking of Pills Act, or STOP Act, sets its sights on decreasing prescription drug trafficking and "doctor shopping" in Ohio by limiting Medicaid recipients to a single doctor for the extended duration of his/her treatment when receiving medication of high-risk prescription drugs, such as Oxycontin and Percocet 30.   The new bill which seeks to create… Read more

Columbus OVI Lawyer Brian Joslyn Examines Statistics Revealing Increased OVI Enforcement Stops

The Ohio Department of Public Safety announced the statewide activity statistics in the Ohio State Highway Patrol Statistics earlier this week.  The report correlates to recent efforts by Ohio law enforcement to intensify force on a variety of criminal driving offenses.  Statistics show an increase in a majority of police involved activity for crimes concerning highway patrol year to date (YTD) compared… Read more

Ohioans Debate for Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA); Columbus Criminal Defense Lawyer Brian Joslyn Discusses Proposed Changes to Ohio Domestic Violence Laws

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), originally passed in 1994, expired in 2011. Now, Ohioan supporters, lead by Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown, are fighting to have the bill speedily reauthorized after it reached a halt in the Senate last month. Reauthorization of VAWA usually takes place every five years, but since all eight GOP senators in the Judiciary Committee recently voted the bill… Read more

New Ohio Whistleblower Bill Aims At Decreasing White Collar Fraud; Columbus White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney Brian Joslyn Discusses Proposed Legislation

A new law, House Bill 66, introduced by Ohio Lawmakers aims to give more protection to "whistleblowers," encourages exposure of fraud at the work place as well as wasteful tax dollar spending within businesses. The new Bill, sponsored by State Rep. Ross McGregor, R-Springfield, who has been pushing for years to create a law better designed for Ohio citizens and public employees to report corrupt business… Read more

Attorney Brian Joslyn Discusses Debate Around Juvenile Programs For Mentally Ill Youth

According to a new report on the status of Ohio's youth prison system by the Department of Youth Services, the state needs to amend its juvenile correction program, immediately.  Specifically, the Department of Youth Services is urging the state to find a way to pay for and transport juvenile offenders in Ohio who are considered mentally ill into psychiatric facilities, as soon as possible. Safety… Read more

Ohio Police Increase Holiday OVI Arrests; Columbus OVI Defense Attorney Brian Joslyn Discusses The Increase and Ohio OVI Laws

This year, in an effort to decrease car accident deaths related to impaired driving during the holiday season, Ohio state police and the Ohio Department of Public Safety (OSHP) are making an extra effort to catch individuals driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Ohio Holiday OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol offense) arrests increased 28 percent in the first holiday… Read more

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