901.99 Penalty.

(A) Whoever violates section 901.51 of the Revised Code is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.

(B) Whoever violates section 901.75 or division (C) of section 901.73 of the Revised Code is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.

(C) Whoever violates division (A) of section 901.76 of the Revised Code is guilty of a felony of the fifth degree on a first offense and of a felony of the fourth degree on each subsequent offense.

(D) Whoever violates division (B) of section 901.76 of the Revised Code is guilty of a felony of the fourth degree.

(E) Whoever violates division (B) of section 901.511 of the Revised Code is guilty on a first offense of a misdemeanor or a felony that is one degree higher than the penalty for the most serious underlying specified offense that is involved in the violation. However, if on such an initial violation the penalty for the most serious underlying specified offense is a felony of the first degree, the violator is guilty of a felony of the first degree.

On each subsequent violation of division (B) of that section, the violator is guilty of a misdemeanor or a felony that is two degrees higher than the penalty for the most serious underlying specified offense that is involved in the subsequent violation. However, if on such a subsequent violation the penalty for the most serious underlying specified offense is a felony of the first or second degree, the violator is guilty of a felony of the first degree.

As used in this division, "specified offense" has the same meaning as in section 901.511 of the Revised Code, and "most serious underlying specified offense" refers to the underlying specified offense that carries the highest maximum penalty.

(F) Whoever violates division (C) of section 901.511 of the Revised Code is guilty of a felony of the third degree.

Cite as R.C. § 901.99

History. Effective Date: 07-01-1996; 10-13-2004