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I. Aggravated Murder - O.R.C. 2903.01
II. Murder - O.R.C. 2903.02
- Prison Terms & Fines - Ohio Revised Code Sections 2929.02
III. Other Felonies - (Committed after 7-1-96)
- You should first look at the statute for the crime charged, for example, theft, arson, etc. To search for this statute, look at: Ohio Revised Code. This statute indicates the degree of the felony. (first, second, third, fourth or fifth degree felony). The possible penalties vary with the degree of offense.
- Next, look at the sentencing ranges set out in O.R.C. 2929.14. O.R.C. 2929.18 sets out maximum fines for felonies.
- Finally, you can examine several statutes which provide the judge with guidance on what sentence to select within the sentencing range. These statutes include:
- O.R.C. 2929.11, the court shall be guided by purposes of felony sentencing;
- O.R.C. 2929.12, the court shall consider seriousness and recidivism factors;
- O.R.C. 2929.13, guidance by degree of felony, includes factors to consider as to whether a prison term or community control should be imposed for various degrees of offenses.
- O.R.C. 2929.14 sets out factors to consider in imposing the minimum or maximum sentence
- See also O.R.C. 2929.31: Fines to be paid by an organization convicted of a crime
IV. Misdemeanors - (Committed after 7-1-96)
Suspension of Driving Privileges
- For some criminal offenses, such as vehicular homicide, O.R.C. 2903.06, the offender's drivers license may be suspended or revoked.
- For the rules concerning how long a license can be suspended for a particular offense, consult: (1) The statute for the crime charged, and (2) Chapter 4507 of the revised code, particularly O.R.C. 4507.16: Suspension by Judge.
- O.R.C. Chapter 4510: Driver's License Suspension, Cancellation, Revocation
- See also Penalty Charts by Judge Weiler below
OVI and Traffic Offenses
- Penalty Charts by Judge Jennifer P. Weiler, Garfield Heights Municipal Court. Show the sentences for traffic offenses, operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and the length for administrative license suspensions.
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