2927.21 Receiving proceeds of an offense subject to forfeiture proceedings.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) " Offense subject to forfeiture proceedings" means any of the following:

(a) A violation of section 2903.01, 2903.02, 2903.03, 2903.04, 2903.041, 2903.05, 2903.06, 2903.08, 2903.09, 2903.11, 2903.12, 2903.13, 2903.14, 2903.15, 2903.16, 2903.21, or 2903.211 of the Revised Code;

(b) A violation of section 2905.01, 2905.02, 2905.03, 2905.05, 2905.11, 2905.32, or 2905.33 of the Revised Code;

(c) A violation of section 2907.02, 2907.03, 2907.04, 2907.05, 2907.06, 2907.07, 2907.19, 2907.21, 2907.22, 2907.321, 2907.322, or 2907.323 of the Revised Code;

(d) A violation of section 2909.02, 2909.03, 2909.22, 2909.23, 2909.24, 2909.26, 2909.27, 2909.28, or 2909.29 of the Revised Code;

(e) A violation of section 2911.01, 2911.02, 2911.11, 2911.12, or 2911.13 of the Revised Code;

(f) A violation of section 2915.02, 2915.03, 2915.04, or 2915.05 of the Revised Code;

(g) A violation of section 2921.02, 2921.03, 2921.04, 2921.05, 2921.11, 2921.12, or 2921.41 of the Revised Code;

(h) A violation of section 2925.02, 2925.03, 2925.04, 2 925.041, 2925.05, 2925.06, 2925.09, or 2925.11 of the Revised Code;

(i) A conspiracy or attempt to commit, or complicity in committing, any offense under division (A)(1)(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), or (h) of this section.

(2) "Proceeds" has the same meaning as in section 2981.01 of the Revised Code.

(3) "Vehicle" has the same meaning as in section 4501.01 of the Revised Code.

(B) No person shall receive, retain, possess, or dispose of proceeds knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that the proceeds were derived from the commission of an offense subject to forfeiture proceedings.

(C) It is not a defense to a charge of receiving proceeds of an offense subject to forfeiture proceedings in violation of this section that the proceeds were derived by means other than the commission of an offense subject to forfeiture proceedings if the property was explicitly represented to the accused person as having been derived from the commission of an offense subject to forfeiture proceedings.

(D) A person shall be considered to have received, retained, possessed, or disposed of proceeds if the proceeds are found anywhere in a vehicle and the person was the last person who operated the vehicle immediately prior to the search of the vehicle by the law enforcement officer who found the proceeds.

(E) Whoever violates this section is guilty of receiving proceeds of an offense subject to forfeiture proceedings. If the value of the proceeds involved is less than one thousand dollars, receiving proceeds of an offense subject to forfeiture proceedings is a misdemeanor of the first degree. If the value of the proceeds involved is one thousand dollars or more and is less than twenty-five thousand dollars, receiving proceeds of an offense subject to forfeiture proceedings is a felony of the fifth degree. If the value of the proceeds involved is twenty-five thousand dollars or more and is less than one hundred fifty thousand dollars, receiving proceeds of an offense subject to forfeiture proceedings is a felony of the fourth degree. If the value of the proceeds involved is one hundred fifty thousand dollars or more, receiving proceeds of an offense subject to forfeiture proceedings is a felony of the third degree.

Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 347, §1, eff. 4/6/2017.