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Early Termination of Probation

Early Termination of Probation Even though probation is a lot more attractive than a prison sentence, it can certainly be a burden to those who have to deal with it. It completely restricts your ability to live life the way you normally would. Many who are currently on probation are most likely willing to take the steps necessary to terminate their probation earlier than originally agreed upon.Thankfully, Ohio has an option to apply… Read more

What To Do If Your Teen Is Arrested for Pot Possession

What To Do If Your Teen Is Arrested for Pot Possession Did you know that 54% of Americans have said that they smoke pot and that they're parents? If you fit in this statistic, you may not be surprised that your teen smoked pot, but are probably a bit disappointed that they didn't tell you, and are also stressed out over the arrest. An arrest is significant no matter the circumstances. However, the more aware you are of the consequences, the better decision… Read more

Traffic Violation Defense

Traffic Violation Defense Many Ohio drivers believe that traffic or driving violations are ultimately not worth worrying about. While some moving violations can be resolved by paying a fine or taking a driving safety course, many others are more serious and can lead to severe repercussions. Depending on how many violations you are charged with, and the severity of each, you may be facing license suspension, jail time, and vehicle… Read more

What to Do if You're Pulled Over for Suspicion of OVI/DUI

What to Do if You're Pulled Over for Suspicion of OVI/DUI There's no sugarcoating it: If an officer in Ohio pulls you over because they suspect you're under the influenWhat to Do if You're Pulled Over for Suspicion of OVI/DUIce, it is likely you'll be arrested. However, you can reduce the consequences significantly by what you do and don't do. First, don't panic. This may be hard considering there's flashing lights behind you, and you probably have somewhere… Read more

Firearm Charges

Firearm Charges Most gun owners, by and large, are responsible gun owners. However, you may be committing a misdemeanor or felony weapons offense without even realizing it. Some of the most common firearm and weapon charges in Columbus are:-Carrying concealed weapons-Unlawful possession of a dangerous ordnance -Unlawful transaction in weapons-Improper discharge of a firearm-Providing firearms to a minor-Using firearms… Read more

Marijuana Charges in Columbus Ohio

Marijuana Charges in Columbus Ohio The use of marijuana is not a new concept. Humans have consumed it in some form or another for over five millennia, and nearly half of the population of the United States has tried it. While other states have legalized or decriminalized marijuana, it remains illegal under Ohio state law. Possession, manufacturing, cultivation, distribution, and transportation of marijuana will be relentlessly pursued… Read more

Can You Really Open a Fire Hydrant To Cool Off?

Can You Really Open a Fire Hydrant To Cool Off? It's an iconic scene from movies and pictures: Running through the spray of a fire hydrant on a hot day. Unfortunately, this isn't a real-life scenario most of the time. While some cities (including our own city of Columbus) have periodically opened fire hydrants during particularly hot months, it's just as illegal to open one on your own as it is to park in front of one. This article from Avvo reviews… Read more

Pulled Over For a DUI/OVI?

Pulled Over For a DUI/OVI? If you were recently pulled over or arrested on charges of any Operating Vehicle Under the Influence (OVI) offense in Franklin, or surrounding counties, Joslyn Law Firm can help. Our firm is nationally recognized for our criminal and DUI/OVI Charges, and Brian Joslyn is an award-winning defense attorney who is committed to helping his clients obtain the best results possible in their case. Our experienced… Read more

Man Sentenced for Setting Fire to Attorney's Office

Man Sentenced for Setting Fire to Attorney's Office Colton Andrews confessed to two counts of aggravated arson for starting the fire on March 5th at the offices on North Second Street.  He has been ordered to serve 6 years in prison and must pay more than $73,000 in restitution to the victims.  Phil Manogg, who shared the building with the local attorney Robin Green stated that the fire destroyed much of the business he and his wife started more than… Read more

Driver in Fatal Christmas Eve Crash Intoxicated by Alcohol, Marijuana

Driver in Fatal Christmas Eve Crash Intoxicated by Alcohol, Marijuana On March 13, WBNS-TV reported that the Franklin County Sheriff's Office said it determined the at-fault driver in a fatal Christmas Eve crash on Interstate 270 (I-270) was intoxicated on multiple substances. The crash occurred on I-270 at U.S. Route 62 on December 24 around 3:30 p.m. when an eastbound black 2000 Ford Explorer lost control of the vehicle, crossed the median into the westbound lanes… Read more

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