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Section 2933.831 | Rules and regulations regarding lineups and showups; jury instructions.

...(A) The General Assembly hereby requests the Attorney General to adopt rules pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code prescribing specific procedures to be followed for the administration by law enforcement agencies and criminal justice entities in this state of photo lineups, live lineups, and showups. The General Assembly also requests that any rules adopted by the Attorney General be consistent with the ...

Section 2935.01 | Arrest, citation, and disposition alternatives definitions.

...indicates otherwise, includes felonies, misdemeanors, and violations of ordinances of municipal corporations and other public bodies authorized by law to adopt penal regulations. (E) "Tier one offense" means a violation of section 2903.01, 2903.02, 2903.03, 2903.04, 2903.06, 2903.11, 2903.12, 2903.21, 2903.211, 2905.01, 2905.02, 2905.32, 2907.02, 2907.03, 2907.04, 2907.05, 2907.321, 2907.322, 2907.323, 2909.02, 290...

Section 2935.011 | Officer or employee of bureau of criminal identification and investigation included as peace officer.

...If an officer or employee of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation is included as a "peace officer" under division (B) of section 2935.01 of the Revised Code, both of the following apply: (A) Division (D)(2) of section 109.541 applies to the officer or employee while so included. (B) The officer or employee is not, as a result of the inclusion, a member of a police department for purposes of Chapt...

Section 2935.02 | Accused may be arrested in any county.

...If an accused person flees from justice, or is not found in the county where a warrant for his arrest was issued, the officer holding the same may pursue and arrest him in any county in this state, and convey him before the magistrate or court of the county having cognizance of the case. If such warrant directs the removal of the accused to the county in which the offense was committed, the officer holding the warra...

Section 2935.03 | Authority to arrest without warrant - pursuit outside jurisdiction.

...(3) The offense involved is a felony, a misdemeanor of the first degree or a substantially equivalent municipal ordinance, a misdemeanor of the second degree or a substantially equivalent municipal ordinance, or any offense for which points are chargeable pursuant to section 4510.036 of the Revised Code. (E) In addition to the authority granted under division (A) or (B) of this section: (1) A sheriff or deputy sher...

Section 2935.031 | Motor vehicle pursuit policy.

...Any agency, instrumentality, or political subdivision of the state that employs a sheriff, deputy sheriff, constable, marshal, deputy marshal, police officer, member of a metropolitan housing authority police force, state university law enforcement officer, or veterans' home police officer with arrest authority under section 2935.03 of the Revised Code or that employs other persons with arrest authority under the R...

Section 2935.032 | Written policy and procedure for responding to domestic violence incidents or protection order violations.

...(A) Not later than ninety days after the effective date of this amendment, each agency, instrumentality, or political subdivision that is served by any peace officer described in division (B)(1) of section 2935.03 of the Revised Code shall adopt, in accordance with division (E) of this section, written policies, written procedures implementing the policies, and other written procedures for the peace officers who serv...

Section 2935.033 | Peace officer may assist federal officer under Patriot Act.

...(A) Any peace officer may render assistance to any federal law enforcement officer who has arrest authority under the "Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA Patriot Act) Act of 2001," Pub. L. No. 107-056, 115 Stat. 272, as amended, if both of the following apply: (1) There is a threat of imminent physical danger to the federal law enforceme...

Section 2935.04 | When any person may arrest.

...When a felony has been committed, or there is reasonable ground to believe that a felony has been committed, any person without a warrant may arrest another whom he has reasonable cause to believe is guilty of the offense, and detain him until a warrant can be obtained.

Section 2935.041 | Detention and arrest of shoplifters - detention of persons in library, museum, or archival institution.

...(A) A merchant, or an employee or agent of a merchant, who has probable cause to believe that items offered for sale by a mercantile establishment have been unlawfully taken by a person, may, for the purposes set forth in division (C) of this section, detain the person in a reasonable manner for a reasonable length of time within the mercantile establishment or its immediate vicinity. (B) Any officer, employe...

Section 2935.05 | Filing affidavit where arrest without warrant.

...rney charged by law with prosecution of crimes before such court or magistrate and if filed with such attorney he shall forthwith file with such court or magistrate a complaint, based on such affidavit.

Section 2935.06 | Private person making arrest.

...A private person who has made an arrest pursuant to section 2935.04 of the Revised Code or detention pursuant to section 2935.041 of the Revised Code shall forthwith take the person arrested before the most convenient judge or clerk of a court of record or before a magistrate, or deliver such person to an officer authorized to execute criminal warrants who shall, without unnecessary delay, take such person before the...

Section 2935.07 | Person arrested without warrant shall be informed of cause of arrest.

...When an arrest is made without a warrant by an officer, he shall inform the person arrested of such officer's authority to make the arrest and the cause of the arrest. When an arrest is made by a private person, he shall, before making the arrest, inform the person to be arrested of the intention to arrest him and the cause of the arrest. When a person is engaged in the commission of a criminal offense, it is not...

Section 2935.08 | Issuance of warrant.

...Upon the filing of an affidavit or complaint as provided in sections 2935.05 or 2935.06 of the Revised Code such judge, clerk, or magistrate shall forthwith issue a warrant to the peace officer making the arrest, or if made by a private person, to the most convenient peace officer who shall receive custody of the person arrested. All further detention and further proceedings shall be pursuant to such affidavit or com...

Section 2935.081 | Peace officer to administer oath or take acknowledgment.

...(A) As used in this section, "peace officer" has the same meaning as in section 2935.01 of the Revised Code, except that "peace officer" does not include, for any purpose, the superintendent or any trooper of the state highway patrol. (B) A peace officer who has completed a course of in-service training that includes training in the administration of oaths and the acknowledgment of documents and that is approved by ...

Section 2935.09 | Person having knowledge of offense to file affidavit - official review before complaint filed.

...(A) As used in this section, "reviewing official" means a judge of a court of record, the prosecuting attorney or attorney charged by law with the prosecution of offenses in a court or before a magistrate, or a magistrate. (B) In all cases not provided by sections 2935.02 to 2935.08 of the Revised Code, in order to cause the arrest or prosecution of a person charged with committing an offense in this state, a peace ...

Section 2935.11 | Failure to appear in response to summons.

...If the person summoned to appear as provided in division (B) of section 2935.10 of the Revised Code fails to appear without just cause and personal service of the summons was had upon him, he may be found guilty of contempt of court, and may be fined not to exceed twenty dollars for such contempt. Upon failure to appear the court or magistrate may forthwith issue a warrant for his arrest.

Section 2935.12 | Nonconsensual, forcible entry.

...(A) When making an arrest or executing an arrest warrant or summons in lieu of an arrest warrant, or when executing a search warrant, the peace officer, law enforcement officer, or other authorized individual making the arrest or executing the warrant or summons may break down an outer or inner door or window of a dwelling house or other building, if, after notice of his intention to make the arrest or to execute the...

Section 2935.13 | Proceedings upon arrest pursuant to warrant.

.... If such court be not in session and a misdemeanor or ordinance violation is charged, he shall be taken before the clerk or deputy clerk of the court and let to bail, as provided in sections 2937.22 to 2937.46, inclusive, of the Revised Code, if the magistrate be not available, or if the defendant is arrested in a county other than that of the issuing court or magistrate he shall forthwith be taken before the most ...

Section 2935.14 | Right to communicate with counsel.

...se of obtaining counsel (or in cases of misdemeanors or ordinance violation for the purpose of arranging bail). He shall not thereafter be confined or removed from the county or from the situs of initial detention until such attorney has had reasonable opportunity to confer with him privately, or other person to arrange bail, under such security measures as may be necessary under the circumstances. Whoever, being a ...

Section 2935.15 | Bail amount.

...ail, and nature of security therefor in misdemeanor cases may be set by a schedule fixed by the court or magistrate, or it may be endorsed on the warrant by the magistrate or clerk of the issuing court. If the amount be not endorsed on the warrant, the schedule set by the court or magistrate before whom bail is taken shall prevail. All recognizances taken, or cash received shall be promptly transmitted to the court i...

Section 2935.16 | Prisoner held without process.

...When it comes to the attention of any judge or magistrate that a prisoner is being held in any jail or place of custody in his jurisdiction without commitment from a court or magistrate, he shall forthwith, by summary process, require the officer or person in charge of such jail or place of custody to disclose to such court or magistrate, in writing, whether or not he holds the person described or identified in the ...

Section 2935.17 | Form of affidavit.

...(A) An affidavit in either of the following forms is sufficient: (1) "State of Ohio, ___________________________ County, ss: Before me, A.B., personally came C.D., who being duly sworn according to law deposes and says that on or about the day of ___________, _____, at the county of __________ one E.F. (here describe the offense as nearly according to the nature thereof as the case will admit, in ordinary conci...

Section 2935.18 | Form of warrant, summons or notice.

...A warrant, summons, or notice of a peace officer shall either contain a copy of the affidavit or recite the substance of the accusation. A warrant shall be directed to a specific officer or to a department designated by its chief, and shall command such officer or member of department to take the accused and bring the accused forthwith before the magistrate or court issuing such warrant to be dealt with according to ...

Section 2935.19 | Form of affidavit.

...An affidavit in the form following is sufficient: "The State of Ohio, ____________________ County, ss: Before me, A.B., personally came C.D., who being duly sworn according to law, deposes and says that on or about the ________________ day of ___________________, ____ at the county of ____________________, one E.F. (here describe the offense committed as nearly according to the nature thereof as the case will admi...