Sentencing

Effective September 30, 2011, H.B. 86 imposes strict limits on prison for 4th and 5th degree felony crimes committed in Ohio.  In fact, the bill prohibits direct prison sentences for certain 4th and 5th degree felonies.  Mandatory community control (probation) for one year is generally required if: the most serious charge is the 4th or 5th degree felony; the offense… Read more