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Rule 124-9-08 | Conviction of a crime.


(A) Conviction of any crime in a court of competent jurisdiction is conclusive evidence of the existence of all of the elements of that crime. Conviction of any crime is not conclusive evidence that disciplinary action based upon the conviction is appropriate. The appointing authority shall prove the existence of one or more of the grounds set forth in section 124.34 of the Revised Code as the basis for disciplinary action.

(B) A conviction can be established only through certified copies of the original journal entry from the court in which the conviction was obtained.

(C) Evidence of conviction of a crime is inadmissible unless a connection is established between the crime and the particulars alleged in a disciplinary order.

(D) Indictment for or allegation of a criminal offense does not establish a statutory basis for discipline under section 124.34 of the Revised Code.

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Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/1979, 2/14/1986