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Ross County

Ross County is a county in the Appalachian region of Ohio. It is located 45 miles south of Columbus. According to the 2020 United States Census, Ross County had a population of 77, 093. Chillicothe serves as the county seat.

It isn’t uncommon for Ross County residents to face traffic violations and criminal accusations. If you or someone you know are facing criminal charges in Ross County, obtaining legal counsel from an expert criminal defense lawyer is your best option. Joslyn Criminal Defense Law Firm handles various criminal charges such as domestic violence, sex crimes, violent crimes, OVI, and more. Our attorneys can provide high-quality legal representation and help you through every step.

Ross County Criminal Defense Attorney, OH

When it comes to criminal defense, the attorneys at Joslyn Criminal Defense Law Firm are well-versed in Ohio’s legal system. Whether you are involved in an OVI case or domestic violence case, seeking legal counsel is imperative. Joslyn Criminal Defense Law Firm has years of experience advocating for individuals in Ohio who are facing serious accusations and can help you protect your rights.

Don’t hesitate to call us at (614) 444-1900 to schedule a free consultation. Retaining a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process often leads to far more favorable outcomes. Our attorneys at Joslyn Criminal Defense Law Firm are prepared to take your case.

We serve clients in Ross County, OH, and surrounding cities including Frankfort, Kingston, Bainbridge, Chillicothe, South Salem, Clarksburg, Adelphi, and North Fork Village.


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Communities Around Ross County, OH

Joslyn Criminal Defense Law Firm serves clients in and around several communities in Ross County, including people arrested or facing legal complications in the following locations:

  • Jackson County
  • Pike County
  • Highland County
  • Fayette County
  • Hocking County
  • Vinton County

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Types of Criminal Offenses in Ross County, OH

Being arrested for an alleged offense should never be taken lightly. A conviction carries grievous penalties and could have a serious impact on your future. If you have been charged with a crime or are under investigation, it is imperative to retain legal counsel as soon as possible. The Ross County criminal defense attorneys at Joslyn Criminal Defense Law Firm are experienced in various criminal defense areas and represent clients in cases such as:

  • Disorderly conduct
  • Persistent disorderly conduct (misdemeanor of the 4th degree)
  • Solicitation
  • Simple assault
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Aggravated murder and murder
  • Possession of small amounts of marijuana
  • Resisting arrest
  • Domestic violence
  • Forgery
  • Grand larceny (theft of property over a set value)
  • Aggravated assault
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Improper handling of a firearm
  • Petty theft
  • Illegally creating explosives
  • Fleeing or eluding law enforcement
  • Drug offenses (possession, sale, paraphernalia)
  • Sexual conduct with a minor
  • Grand theft auto
  • Grand larceny
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Tampering with evidence
  • Breaking and entering
  • Manslaughter
  • kidnapping/abduction
  • Rape

 

Some of the most common first-degree misdemeanors in Ross County, OH include:


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Traffic Offenses in Ross County, OH

Ross County sees a handful of traffic offenses every day. While some traffic citations only impose small fines, many others are criminal offenses that can result in steep fines, imprisonment, and driver’s license suspension. Some common traffic offenses in Ross County, OH include:

  • Following too closely
  • Driving with headphones
  • Crossing a yellow line
  • Violating a registration, tag, sticker, or title ordinance
  • Violating a one-way traffic directive
  • Obstructing an intersection
  • Failing to stop at a stop sign or red light
  • Passing a stopped school bus
  • Failing to yield to pedestrians
  • Crossing a divided highway
  • Making illegal turns
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way
  • Violating an equipment ordinance (headlights, taillights, license plate lights, etc.)
  • Driving with an obstructed view
  • Passing improperly
  • Drag racing
  • Speeding

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Ross County, OH Court Resources

Ross County Clerk of Court – Ty Hinton is the current clerk of courts for the Ross County of Clerks. Follow the link provided to learn more about the court, view a court schedule or conduct a record search.

2 N. Paint St., Suite B

Chillicothe, OH 45601

(740) 702-3010

Supreme Court of Ohio – Visit the official website for the Supreme Court of Ohio to read the rules of the court, Ohio laws, and specific case information. You can also view a list of important announcements.

65 South Front Street

Columbus, OH 43215-3431

(614) 387-9000

Ross County Prosecutor – Click the link to visit the Ross County Prosecutor’s Site. The office is located in downtown Chillicothe.

33 West Main Street, Suite 200

Chillicothe, OH

(740) 702-3115

Ohio Fourth District Court of Appeals – The Fourth District Court of Appeals is comprised of 14 counties. One of them is Ross County. Follow the link provided to learn more information about all 4 judges.

Ross County Court of Common Pleas – Follow the link provided to visit the official website for the Ross County Court of Common Pleas and its probate division.

2 N. Paint St, Suite A

Chillicothe, OH 45601

(740) 774-1177

Ross County Chillicothe Municipal Court – John B. Street and Toni L. Eddy serve as the current judges for the Ross County Chillicothe Municipal Court. Access court rules, court costs, and a bond schedule by visiting the Municipal Court’s official website.

95 East Main Street

Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

(740) 773-3515


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Ross County Law Enforcement Resources

Ross County Sheriff – Follow the link to visit the Ross County, Ohio website. The website provides information on the Fremont County Sheriff, which is George W. Lavendar, Jr.

28 North Paint Street

Chillicothe, OH 45601

(740) 779-2802

Chillicothe Police Department –   Ron Meyers is the current Chief of Police for the Chillicothe Police Department. The mission of the department is to investigate the violations of the Ohio Revised Code.

28 North Paint Street

Chillicothe, OH 45601

(740) 779-2802


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Additional Resources

Ross County, OH – Access the official website for Ross County, OH to view a list of elected officials, social service agencies, and important property information.

2 North Paint Street

Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

(740) 702-3085

Ohio Revised Code – Visit the official website for the Ohio Revised Code which contains all of the current statutes under Ohio law. You can read information about insurance, domestic relations, trusts, taxation, and more.


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Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyers, Ross County

Facing legal challenges can be overwhelming. Trying to understand the court procedures and criminal penalties can be an intimidating task. This is why it’s important to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can represent you during each part of the process.

The Ohio criminal defense attorneys at Joslyn Criminal Defense Law Firm have handled over 15,000 criminal cases and are well equipped to provide representation regardless of the charge. If you have been arrested for any offense in Ross County, OH, contact Joslyn Criminal Defense Law Firm to discuss the facts of your particular case. We will build a strong defense against the allegations.

Joslyn Criminal Defense Law Firm serves clients throughout Ross County, OH including Circleville, Lancaster, Grove City, Wilmington, Pickerington, Portsmouth, and Whitehall.


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