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Section 2907.32 | Pandering obscenity.

...(A) No person, with knowledge of the character of the material or performance involved, shall do any of the following: (1) Create, reproduce, or publish any obscene material, when the offender knows that the material is to be used for commercial exploitation or will be publicly disseminated or displayed, or when the offender is reckless in that regard; (2) Promote or advertise for sale, delivery, or disseminatio...

Section 2907.321 | Pandering obscenity involving a minor or impaired person.

...(A) No person, with knowledge of the character of the material or performance involved, shall do any of the following: (1) Create, reproduce, or publish any obscene material that has a minor or impaired person as one of its participants or portrayed observers; (2) Promote or advertise for sale or dissemination; sell, deliver, disseminate, display, exhibit, present, rent, or provide; or offer or agree to sell, deliv...

Section 2907.322 | Pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor or impaired person.

...(A) No person, with knowledge of the character of the material or performance involved, shall do any of the following: (1) Create, record, photograph, film, develop, reproduce, or publish any material that shows a minor or impaired person participating or engaging in sexual activity, masturbation, or bestiality; (2) Advertise for sale or dissemination, sell, distribute, transport, disseminate, exhibit, or display a...

Section 2907.323 | Illegal use of minor or impaired person in nudity-oriented material or performance.

...(A) No person shall do any of the following: (1) Photograph any minor or impaired person who is not the person's child or ward in a state of nudity, or create, direct, produce, or transfer any material or performance that shows the minor or impaired person in a state of nudity, unless both of the following apply: (a) The material or performance is, or is to be, sold, disseminated, displayed, possessed, controlled, ...

Section 2907.33 | Deception to obtain matter harmful to juveniles.

...o obtain matter harmful to juveniles, a misdemeanor of the second degree. A juvenile who violates division (B) of this section shall be adjudged an unruly child, with such disposition of the case as may be appropriate under Chapter 2151. of the Revised Code.

Section 2907.34 | Compelling acceptance of objectionable materials.

...(A) No person, as a condition to the sale, allocation, consignment, or delivery of any material or goods of any kind, shall require the purchaser or consignee to accept any other material reasonably believed to be obscene, or which if furnished or presented to a juvenile would be in violation of section 2907.31 of the Revised Code. (B) No person shall deny or threaten to deny any franchise or impose or threaten to i...

Section 2907.35 | Presumptions in obscenity cases.

...(A) An owner or manager, or agent or employee of an owner or manager, of a bookstore, newsstand, theater, or other commercial establishment engaged in selling materials or exhibiting performances, who, in the course of business: (1) Possesses five or more identical or substantially similar obscene articles, having knowledge of their character, is presumed to possess them in violation of division (A)(5) of section 2...

Section 2907.36 | Declaratory judgment action.

...(A) Without limitation on the persons otherwise entitled to bring an action for a declaratory judgment pursuant to Chapter 2721. of the Revised Code, involving the same issue, the following persons have standing to bring a declaratory judgment action to determine whether particular materials or performances are obscene or harmful to juveniles: (1) The chief legal officer of the jurisdiction in which there is reasona...

Section 2907.37 | Injunction - nuisance.

...(A) Where it appears that section 2907.31 or 2907.32 of the Revised Code is being or is about to be violated, the chief legal officer of the jurisdiction in which the violation is taking place or is about to take place may bring an action to enjoin the violation. The defendant, upon his request, is entitled to trial on the merits within five days after joinder of the issues, and the court shall render judgment withi...

Section 2907.38 | Permitting unlawful operation of viewing booths depicting sexual conduct.

...wing booths depicting sexual conduct, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Section 2907.39 | Permitting juvenile on premises of adult entertainment establishment - use of false information to gain entry.

...an adult entertainment establishment, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Each day a person violates this division constitutes a separate offense. (2) Whoever violates division (C) of this section is guilty of use by a juvenile of false information to enter an adult entertainment establishment, a delinquent act that would be a misdemeanor of the fourth degree if committed by an adult.

Section 2907.40 | Illegally operating sexually oriented business.

...erating a sexually oriented business, a misdemeanor of the first degree. (E) Whoever violates division (C) of this section is guilty of illegal sexually oriented activity in a sexually oriented business. If the offender touches a specified anatomical area of the patron or employee, or the clothing covering a specified anatomical area, a violation of division (C) of this section is a misdemeanor of the first de...

Section 2907.41 | Person charged with subsequent sexual offense - setting of bail.

...pment of a person who is charged with a misdemeanor and who is required to appear before the court by division (A) of this section is not practicable, the court may waive the appearance and release the person on bail in accordance with the court's schedule for bail set under division (C) of this section or, if the court has not set a schedule for bail under that division, on one or both of the following types of bail...

Section 2909.01 | Arson and related offenses definitions.

...As used in sections 2909.01 to 2909.07 of the Revised Code: (A) To "create a substantial risk of serious physical harm to any person" includes the creation of a substantial risk of serious physical harm to any emergency personnel. (B) "Emergency personnel" means any of the following persons: (1) A peace officer, as defined in section 2935.01 of the Revised Code; (2) A member of a fire department or other firefigh...

Section 2909.02 | Aggravated arson.

...(A) No person, by means of fire or explosion, shall knowingly do any of the following: (1) Create a substantial risk of serious physical harm to any person other than the offender; (2) Cause physical harm to any occupied structure; (3) Create, through the offer or acceptance of an agreement for hire or other consideration, a substantial risk of physical harm to any occupied structure. (B)(1) Whoever violates this...

Section 2909.03 | Arson.

...n division (D)(2)(b) of this section, a misdemeanor of the first degree; (b) If the value of the property or the amount of the physical harm involved is one thousand dollars or more, a felony of the fourth degree. (3) A violation of division (A)(2), (3), (5), or (6) or (B) (3) of this section is a felony of the fourth degree. (4) A violation of division (A)(4) or (B) (2) of this section is a felony of the third de...

Section 2909.04 | Disrupting public services.

...(A) No person, purposely by any means or knowingly by damaging or tampering with any property, shall do any of the following: (1) Interrupt or impair television, radio, telephone, telegraph, or other mass communications service; police, fire, or other public service communications; radar, loran, radio, or other electronic aids to air or marine navigation or communications; or amateur or citizens band radio communica...

Section 2909.05 | Vandalism.

...(A) No person shall knowingly cause serious physical harm to an occupied structure or any of its contents. (B)(1) No person shall knowingly cause physical harm to property that is owned or possessed by another, when either of the following applies: (a) The property is used by its owner or possessor in the owner's or possessor's profession, business, trade, or occupation, and the value of the property or the ...

Section 2909.06 | Criminal damaging or endangering.

... of criminal damaging or endangering, a misdemeanor of the second degree. If a violation of this section creates a risk of physical harm to any person, criminal damaging or endangering is a misdemeanor of the first degree. If the property involved in a violation of this section is an aircraft, an aircraft engine, propeller, appliance, spare part, or any other equipment or implement used or intended to be used in the ...

Section 2909.07 | Criminal mischief.

..., (3), (4), or (5) of this section is a misdemeanor of the third degree. Except as otherwise provided in this division, if the violation of division (A)(1), (2), (3), (4), or (5) of this section creates a risk of physical harm to any person, criminal mischief committed in violation of division (A)(1), (2), (3), (4), or (5) of this section is a misdemeanor of the first degree. If the property involved in the violation...

Section 2909.08 | Endangering aircraft or airport operations.

...n is guilty of endangering aircraft, a misdemeanor of the first degree. If the violation creates a risk of physical harm to any person, endangering aircraft is a felony of the fifth degree. If the violation creates a substantial risk of physical harm to any person or if the aircraft that is the subject of the violation is occupied, endangering aircraft is a felony of the fourth degree. (E) Whoever violates divi...

Section 2909.081 | Interfering with operation of aircraft with laser.

...(A) No person shall knowingly discharge a laser or other device that creates visible light into the cockpit of an aircraft that is in the process of taking off or landing or is in flight. (B) Whoever violates this section is guilty of interfering with the operation of an aircraft with a laser, a felony of the second degree. (C) As used in this section, "laser" means both of the following: (1) Any device that utili...

Section 2909.09 | Vehicular vandalism.

...this division, vehicular vandalism is a misdemeanor of the first degree. Except as otherwise provided in this division, if the violation of this section creates a substantial risk of physical harm to any person or the violation of this section causes serious physical harm to property, vehicular vandalism is a felony of the fourth degree. Except as otherwise provided in this division, if the violation of this section ...

Section 2909.10 | Railroad vandalism - criminal trespass - interference with operation of train.

...with the operation of a train each is a misdemeanor of the first degree. Except as otherwise provided in this division, if the violation of division (A), (B), or (C) of this section causes serious physical harm to property or creates a substantial risk of physical harm to any person, the violation is a felony of the fourth degree. Except as otherwise provided in this division, if the violation of division (A), (B), o...

Section 2909.101 | Railroad grade crossing device vandalism.

...ad grade crossing device vandalism is a misdemeanor of the first degree. Except as otherwise provided in this division, if the violation of this section causes serious physical harm to property or creates a substantial risk of physical harm to any person, railroad grade crossing device vandalism is a felony of the fourth degree. Except as otherwise provided in this division, if the violation of this section causes ph...