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Out of State Offenders

As a place that attracts many tourists and residents from other areas of our country and internationally, Ohio is constantly arresting many out-of-state individuals who are vacationing or visiting the Buckeye State. Although non-residents have the potential to be charged with any law that they break, most of these arrests stem from incidents involving alcohol and drugs. Much of this has to do with the fact that people are vacationing and use these substances as a release. To complicate the situation, many who are drinking feel as though they are not liable for what they do since they do not live in the state.

Many people are arrested for crimes that can potentially be contested if they take the right steps. Unfortunately, some people feel as though it is not in their best interest to follow up on a prior arrest considering they do not even live in Ohio. This can lead to much more severe problems in the future and it should never be your first option.

If you have been arrested in Ohio while visiting the state, finding a local attorney who understands the state laws and can help take care of you so that you can get back on with to your life as soon as possible, is paramount. Your attorney can also help you avoid the need to show up for court appearances, which can be costly when you have a life in another state.

Columbus Out of State Arrest Attorney

Joslyn Law Firm will bring their substantial legal knowledge and experience to make certain that you are taken care of throughout the entire process. Depending on the alleged crime committed, you may be able to work on a long-distance basis without having to return to the state, with the firm handling everything for you. No matter what the case, Joslyn Law will be there to support you.

With a dedication to excellent client service and the protection of individual rights, attorney Brian Joslyn and the rest of his staff know that this can have extreme consequences if not approached correctly or with the necessary aggression. Fortunately, their dedication and passion will ensure that they will do everything in their power to remedy this difficult situation.

Call (614) 444-1900 or send us an online message if you would like to set up a risk-free and confidential consultation to discuss the specifics of your case in detail personally with Brian Joslyn. This is an important first step in clearing your name and minimizing the impact of the charges on your life back home.


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Common Out-of-State Criminal Charges

DUI / OVI – A driving under the influence charge can arise from many situations and can have a devastating effect on your future, no matter what state you live in. This is because an out-of-state DUI conviction could mean the suspension or revocation of your driver's license in your home state. The Joslyn Law Firm will appear in court and before the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) on your behalf to defend your driving privileges and minimize any other potential penalties. State DUI/OVI laws can be found in Chapter of the Ohio Revised Code

Possession of Marijuana – A common charge in Ohio, many college students and out of state residents are arrested every year for various possession charges. The specific laws regarding possession charges can be found in Chapter 2925 or the Ohio Revised Code

Disorderly Conduct – This offense tends to arise due to alcohol consumption and if the arresting officers feels as though the offending individual is creating an unsafe environment for those around him or her.

Traffic Violations – This includes the offenses of hit and run, leaving the scene, failure to comply with police order, reckless driving, speeding, unauthorized use of a vehicle, street racing and operation in willful and wanton disregard for persons or property. Traffic laws can be found in Chapter of the Ohio Revised Code


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Airport Arrests

Ohio is home to many airports that people use every day. This includes the Port Columbus International Airport, James M. Cox Dayton International Airport and the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. For international visitors and those arriving in state through means of air transportation, there are many particular offenses that are commonly charged:

  • Gun, firearm and other weapons offenses;
  • Illegal marijuana possession;
  • Illegal possession of a controlled substance;
  • Violent crimes;
  • Disorderly conduct or public intoxication;
  • Resisting arrest by a police officer;
  • Unlawfully soliciting ground transportation services.

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Joslyn Law Firm | Franklin County Tourist Arrest Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been arrested in Ohio as a non-resident, you have the right to fight the charges and move past this unfortunate situation. Although many think it will be an extremely complicated process to deal with an out of state charge, this is not the case. Joslyn Law Firm is dedicated to helping non-residents clear the legal hurdles in front of them so they can go back to their life in tier home state.

If the process allows you to go home without an appearance in court, Brian Joslyn and staff will perform every step necessary and speak on your behalf. Having a qualified attorney handling you case will ensure that you are in good hands and can focus on getting your life in order. The firm is proactive and aggressive in their defense of clients and understand that this is a situation that must be taken care of efficiently.

Call (614) 444-1900 or send an online message to discuss your out of state arrest options with Brian Joslyn and staff today.