971.99 Penalty.

(A) Except as otherwise provided in division (B), (C), or (D) of this section, whoever violates division (B) of section 971.08 or division (C) of section 971.12 of the Revised Code is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.

(B) Whoever violates division (B) of section 971.08 or division (C) of section 971.12 of the Revised Code is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree if, in committing the offense, the violator made a threat of physical harm to the person that was building or maintaining a partition fence.

(C) Whoever violates division (B) of section 971.08 or division (C) of section 971.12 of the Revised Code is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree if, in committing the offense, the violator caused physical harm to the person that was building or maintaining a partition fence.

(D) Whoever violates division (B) of section 971.08 or division (C) of section 971.12 of the Revised Code is guilty of a felony of the fifth degree if, in committing the offense, the violator caused serious physical harm or death to the person that was building or maintaining a partition fence.

(E) Prosecution for a violation of division (B) of section 971.08 or division (C) of section 971.12 of the Revised Code does not preclude prosecution for a violation of any other section of the Revised Code. One or more acts, a series of acts, or a course of behavior that can be prosecuted under this section or any other section of the Revised Code may be prosecuted under this section, the other section, or both sections.

Cite as R.C. § 971.99

History. Effective Date: 06-20-1994; 2008 HB323 09-30-2008