Can Person Convicted of Prior OVIs Be Sentenced Longer than State Sentencing Statute Requires?
State of Ohio v. Edward A. South, Case no. 2014-0563
Ninth District Court of Appeals (Summit County)
Editor's Note: The Supreme Court determined that a conflict exists on this issue between the Ninth District Court of Appeals in this case and the ruling of another appellate court.
ISSUE: If a defendant has multiple prior OVI convictions, does R.C. 2941.1413 allow for a longer prison term than the sentencing statute?
February 3, 2015