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Out-Of-State Visitor Arrests

We have a proven track record of success in handling over 15,000 criminal cases and are consistently awarded as one of Ohio’s top criminal defense firms. We are highly experienced out-of-state visitor arrests lawyers in Columbus, OH and all of central Ohio. Experience matters when dealing with these cases, which prosecutors and judges handle differently on a case-by-case basis. We know what to expect and what to do to get the best result possible.

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Out-Of-State Visitor Arrests

With a variety of attractions and significant businesses, TourismOhio reported that the Buckeye State welcomed 200 million visitors in 2014. As a major city in Ohio, Columbus is often an attraction for these visitors.

Even if you live in a different state but are arrested in Franklin County or within the city of Columbus, criminal charges cannot simply be ignored. Failing to appear in court to answer the charges allows judges to issue warrants for the arrests of alleged offenders. Warrant information is shared by law enforcement agencies all over the country.

Lawyer For Out-Of-State Visitor Arrests In Columbus, OH

If you were charged with a criminal offense while visiting the Columbus area, you might not be required to appear in person. Joslyn Criminal Defense Law Firm can appear in court on your behalf and request that your appearances be limited to required hearings.

Columbus criminal defense attorney Brian Joslyn defends tourists and other visitors arrested in Columbus, throughout Franklin County, and cities in Montgomery County, Clark County, Greene County, and Miami County.

You can call (513) 399-6289 today to have our lawyer review your case during a completely free initial consultation.


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Overview Of Out-Of-State Visitor Arrests In Franklin County

  1. What Kinds Of Crimes Are Tourists Typically Charged With?
  2. Where Are Some Of The Places That Visitors Frequently Go To In Columbus?
  3. Where Can I Find More Information For Columbus Visitors?

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Common Charges In Columbus, Ohio

Columbus is the most populated city in Ohio, home to over 900,000 residents, and has numerous students at its colleges and universities. Downtown Columbus serves as the city’s central business district and cultural hub. These features make Columbus a bit of a “hot spot” for arrests.

Individuals within the city of Columbus can be arrested for any violation of state or local law, called municipal laws. Some of the most common offenses that tourists and other visitors tend to be charged with include, but are not limited to:


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Popular Visitor And Tourist Attractions In Columbus, Ohio

A city of live music, several bars, restaurants, festivals, and the well-known Scioto Mile, Columbus draws college students, weekend travelers, friends, and family. Experience Columbus, a website dedicated to Columbus tourism, even provides resources for planning reunions.

Some of the most popular attractions include:

  • Eldorado Scioto Downs
  • Hollywood Casino Columbus
  • German Village
  • Ohio Statehouse
  • Milestone 229
  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
  • Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

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Ohio Resources For Out-of-State Visitors

Columbus Convention and 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.

Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 827-2500

Ohio State Highway Patrol — This website provides information on driving and highway statistics, contact information for various offices, Frequently Asked Questions, are endless amounts of other information.


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Find A Lawyer For Out-Of-State Visitor Arrests In Columbus, Ohio

If you were arrested while visiting Columbus, Joslyn Criminal Defense Law Firm helps people facing criminal charges in communities in and around Franklin County.

Brian Joslyn is an experienced criminal defense attorney in Columbus, Ohio. He is available to review your case as soon as you call (513) 399-6289 or complete an online form to arrange a free, confidential consultation.


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  • Brian Joslyn was named Best Lawyer in 2019 by Birdeye.
  • Columbus CEO magazine has yearly selections for the best attorneys in Columbus Ohio. Brian Joslyn has been identified as one of the most highly skilled attorneys across central Ohio.
  • Brian Joslyn has earned recognition for community leadership by Lawyer LegionLawyer Legion
  • Preeminent Attorney Award. Peer rated for highest level of professional exellence.
  • The Better Business Bureau (BBB), founded in 1912, is a private, nonprofit organization whose self-described mission is to focus on advancing marketplace trust.

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