About Brian Joslyn
My decision to become a criminal defense attorney was the product of a horrifying personal hardship. As a young adult I was the victim of police brutality, which resulted in a fractured skull, a broken thumb, several body lacerations and five false counts of criminal charges. Although I was later found not guilty on all criminal charges, this unfortunate event shaped who I am today as a criminal attorney.
My life has been and continues to be a testament to the pursuit of justice for those subjected to law enforcement's sometimes overzealous tactics. I firmly believe in the United States Constitution, particularly the rights afforded to every individual under the Due Process Clause of the 5th and 14th Amendment. It is not only my job but my life passion to uphold and protect those Constitutional rights.
With these ideals in mind, I went on to attend the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where I gained the knowledge to support my passion for law. I refined my knowledge while working with several prominent law firms. However, it was my experiences working at a Public Defender's Office that grounded me and helped deepen my understanding of the situations that many individuals accused of crimes go through. This human perspective is critical in developing open communication with clients and gaining their trust.
I founded Joslyn Law Firm with the mission of strongly advocating for the rights of men, women, and minors who face criminal charges. No matter the charges that my client face, they can be assured that they are being given the highest level of attention, all of my knowledge and dedication to their case. Located in Columbus, Ohio, my law firm represents clients throughout Central Ohio, including out-of-state visitors.
My legal practice is primarily focused on criminal defense. This includes OVI (operating vehicle under the influence), domestic violence, probation violation, drug charges, marijuana arrests, violent crimes, weapon violations, and other misdemeanor and felony offenses. I also provide guidance and representation for protective order hearings, license revocation hearings, emergency bond hearings, criminal records sealing, and other administrative matters.
Given my early experience with law enforcement and police brutality, I also passionately represent clients in civil rights cases. My firsthand experience gives me a deep perspective of police misconduct, police brutality, false arrest, false evidence, police intimidation, and police corruption matters. I understand the anxiety that people in these situations face and I fiercely defend their rights against even the most intimidating police departments.
A criminal conviction has the potential to drastically change your life. With so much at stake, you owe it to yourself to consider all of your legal options with a knowledgeable and dedicated attorney at your side. Call 614-444-1900 to speak with me about your unique situation. I will make it my priority to help you understand your legal options and fight hard to protect your future.
Directory Practice Areas
- Animal & Dog Law
- White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Areas
- Probation Violation
- Records Sealing
- Traffic Offenses
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Major credit cards, checks, and cash accepted.
- Free Consultation
- During your free consultation, Brian Joslyn will personally help you understand the charges you face and begin building a solid defense strategy.
- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
- For more information on rates and payment plans for cases throughout Ohio, call 614-444-1900.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) (The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)|
|BAC Datamaster Breath Alcohol Testing (by National Patent Analytical Systems, Inc.)|
|San Diego Public Defender's Office|
|William C. Matthews Law Office|
|Law Offices of Joseph Landusky and Mark Herder|
|Thomas Jefferson School of Law||J.D.|
|Pro Bono Honors Award, House Opportunities Collaborative|
|Member, Central Ohio Association For Justice|
|Member, Columbus Bar Association|
|Member, Ohio State Bar Association|
|Member, American Bar Association|
|Member, Ohio Association for Justice|
|Member, American Association for Justice|
|Member, NORML Legal Committee|
|Member, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers|
|Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers|
|Member, National Lawyers Guild|
|Member, National Association of Consumer Advocates|
|Member, National Police Accountability Project|
|Member, Columbus Chamber of Commerce|
WEBSITES & BLOGS
Blog: Using Your Columbus Criminal Defense Lawyer Efficiently
DUI in Columbus, OH: Protecting Your Freedom and Reputation False Allegations of Domestic Violence in Ohio Probable Cause and Ohio Drug Busts Preponderance of Evidence vs. Reasonable Doubt in Probation Violation Cases Ohio State Statutes and Processes for Assault Cases The Real World Effects of a Sex Crime Conviction What to do When Arrested to Theft in Columbus, OH Protecting Your Child's Future after a Juvenile Arrest in Ohio
On Monday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke about a docket program which would end mandatory sentencing... http://fb.me/2hOsEpGdf— Brian Joslyn (@JoslynLawFirm) August 14, 2013
Law Enforcement in Ohio is increasing the amount of attention they pay to individuals committing drug crimes.... http://fb.me/2xMHbHKrr— Brian Joslyn (@JoslynLawFirm) August 2, 2013
For better or worse, Ohio has enacted new legislation that requires convicted arsonists to register in a... http://fb.me/2KBe6Hozr— Brian Joslyn (@JoslynLawFirm) July 8, 2013
For better or worse, Ohio has enacted new legislation that requires convicted arsonists to register in a... http://fb.me/1g6ACcx0H— Brian Joslyn (@JoslynLawFirm) July 8, 2013
Fourth of July is almost upon us. The Columbus Division of Police will be on high alert for signs of potential... http://fb.me/1lyKljv5M— Brian Joslyn (@JoslynLawFirm) July 3, 2013
The Supreme Court made the right ruling on DUI blood tests. http://fb.me/xsWmnTKv— Brian Joslyn (@JoslynLawFirm) April 26, 2013
Just set up my page on #LawyerLegion - http://t.co/20INHQjc64 - excited to be using this great new site!— Brian Joslyn (@JoslynLawFirm) March 25, 2013
A big tourist draw inevitably leads to more tourist arrests. Those arrested should hire a lawyer to take care of... http://fb.me/EAY33slR— Brian Joslyn (@JoslynLawFirm) December 5, 2012
Even if you're found not guilty, if the state takes your DNA as evidence, it keeps it for future use. That makes... http://fb.me/1H4Qhza7X— Brian Joslyn (@JoslynLawFirm) November 8, 2012
Tuesday morning, The Columbus Division of Police Narcotics Bureau, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and at... http://fb.me/2exhZnbuj— Brian Joslyn (@JoslynLawFirm) September 12, 2012