1533.99 Penalty.

(A) Whoever violates section 1533.17 of the Revised Code is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree on a first offense and a misdemeanor of the second degree on each subsequent offense. In addition to any other sanction imposed under this division, on a second or subsequent offense occurring within a period of three consecutive years after the date of conviction of the immediately preceding violation of that section any firearms or other hunting implements in the possession or under the control of the offender at the time of the violation are subject to seizure in accordance with section 1531.20 of the Revised Code. If the offender persists in the offense after reasonable warning or request to desist, the offender is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree.

(B) Whoever violates section 1533.161 , 1533.23 , 1533.24 , 1533.301 , 1533.40 , 1533.41 , 1533.45 , 1533.48 , 1533.511 , 1533.55 , 1533.56 , 1533.58 , 1533.62 , 1533.631 , 1533.66 , 1533.71 , 1533.72 , 1533.73 , 1533.74 , 1533.76, 1533.77, or 1533.79, division (J) of section 1533.731 , or division (B) or (C) of section 1533.97 of the Revised Code is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.

(C) Whoever violates division (B) of section 1533.03 , section 1533.07 , 1533.171 , 1533.34 , 1533.341 , 1533.342 , 1533.35 , 1533.42 , 1533.51 , 1533.63 , 1533.64 , 1533.67 , 1533.68 , 1533.721 , 1533.881 , or 1533.882 , division (B)(2) or (3) of section 1533.731 , or division (A) of section 1533.97 of the Revised Code is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.

(D) Whoever violates division (D) of section 1533.97 of the Revised Code is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. The court shall require any person who is convicted of or pleads guilty to the offense to refund to all participants in the fishing tournament operated by the person any entry fees paid by the participants.

(E) Whoever violates division (C) or (D) of section 1533.632 of the Revised Code is guilty of a felony of the fifth degree.

(F) Whoever violates any section of this chapter for which no penalty is otherwise provided is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.

(G) A court that imposes sentence for a violation of any section of this chapter governing the holding, taking, or possession of wild animals may require the person who is convicted of or pleads guilty to the offense, in addition to any fine, term of imprisonment, seizure, and forfeiture imposed, to make restitution for the minimum value of the wild animal or animals illegally held, taken, or possessed as established under section 1531.201 of the Revised Code. An officer who collects moneys paid as restitution under this section shall pay those moneys to the treasurer of state who shall deposit them in the state treasury to the credit of the wildlife fund established under section 1531.17 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 1533.99

History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.89, HB 389, §1, eff. 6/29/2012.

Effective Date: 03-18-1999; 04-06-2007; 2007 HB238 03-04-2008