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Section 2901.09 | No duty to retreat in residence or vehicle.

...(A) As used in this section, "residence" has the same meaning as in section 2901.05 of the Revised Code. (B) For purposes of any section of the Revised Code that sets forth a criminal offense, a person has no duty to retreat before using force in self-defense, defense of another, or defense of that person's residence if that person is in a place in which the person lawfully has a right to be. (C) A trier of fact ...

Section 2901.10 | Restraining pregnant women.

...(A) As used in this section: (1) "Charged or convicted criminal offender" means any woman to whom both of the following apply: (a) The woman is charged with a crime or, with respect to a crime, is being tried, has been convicted of or pleaded guilty, or is serving a sentence. (b) The woman is, following arrest, transportation, and routine processing and booking, in custody of any law enforcement, court, or corr...

Section 2901.11 | Jurisdiction for criminal acts.

...(A) A person is subject to criminal prosecution and punishment in this state if any of the following occur: (1) The person commits an offense under the laws of this state, any element of which takes place in this state. (2) While in this state, the person attempts to commit, or is guilty of complicity in the commission of, an offense in another jurisdiction, which offense is an offense under both the laws of this s...

Section 2901.12 | Venue of criminal cases.

...(A) The trial of a criminal case in this state shall be held in a court having jurisdiction of the subject matter, and, except in cases of emergency under section 1901.028, 1907.04, 2301.04, or 2501.20 of the Revised Code, in the territory of which the offense or any element of the offense was committed. (B) When the offense or any element of the offense was committed in an aircraft, motor vehicle, train, watercraft...

Section 2901.13 | Statute of limitations for criminal offenses.

...) For a felony, six years; (b) For a misdemeanor other than a minor misdemeanor, two years; (c) For a minor misdemeanor, six months. (2) There is no period of limitation for the prosecution of a violation of section 2903.01 or 2903.02 of the Revised Code or for the prosecution of a conspiracy to commit, attempt to commit, or complicity in committing a violation of section 2903.01 or 2903.02 of the Revised Co...

Section 2901.20 | New criminal offenses; degree of mental culpability required.

...(A) Every act enacted on or after the effective date of this section that creates a new criminal offense shall specify the degree of mental culpability required for commission of the offense. A criminal offense for which no degree of mental culpability is specified that is enacted in an act in violation of this division is void. (B) Division (A) of this section does not apply to the amendment of a criminal offense ...

Section 2901.21 | Criminal liability, culpability.

...(A) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, a person is not guilty of an offense unless both of the following apply: (1) The person's liability is based on conduct that includes either a voluntary act, or an omission to perform an act or duty that the person is capable of performing; (2) The person has the requisite degree of culpability for each element as to which a culpable mental state is specified ...

Section 2901.22 | Degrees of culpability attached to mental states.

...(A) A person acts purposely when it is the person's specific intention to cause a certain result, or, when the gist of the offense is a prohibition against conduct of a certain nature, regardless of what the offender intends to accomplish thereby, it is the offender's specific intention to engage in conduct of that nature. (B) A person acts knowingly, regardless of purpose, when the person is aware that the person's...

Section 2901.23 | Criminal liability of organizations.

...umstances: (1) The offense is a minor misdemeanor committed by an officer, agent, or employee of the organization acting in its behalf and within the scope of the officer's, agent's, or employee's office or employment, except that if the section defining the offense designates the officers, agents, or employees for whose conduct the organization is accountable or the circumstances under which it is accountabl...

Section 2901.24 | Personal liability for organizational conduct.

...(A) An officer, agent, or employee of an organization as defined in section 2901.23 of the Revised Code may be prosecuted for an offense committed by such organization, if he acts with the kind of culpability required for the commission of the offense, and any of the following apply: (1) In the name of the organization or in its behalf, he engages in conduct constituting the offense, or causes another to engage in s...

Section 2901.30 | Missing child report.

...(A) As used in sections 2901.30 to 2901.32 of the Revised Code: (1) "Information" means information that can be integrated into the computer system and that relates to the physical or mental description of a minor including, but not limited to, height, weight, color of hair and eyes, use of eyeglasses or contact lenses, skin coloring, physical or mental disabilities, special medical conditions or needs, abnormalit...

Section 2901.31 | Cooperation with federal government.

...Law enforcement agencies in this state shall cooperate fully with the United States attorney general in the collection of information that would assist in the identification of unidentified deceased persons and information that would assist in the location of missing persons under the "Federal Missing Children Act of 1982," 96 Stat. 1259, 28 U.S.C.A. 534, as amended. Law enforcement agencies in this state that are i...

Section 2901.32 | Guilty of improper solicitation of contributions for missing children.

...f contributions for missing children, a misdemeanor of the third degree.

Section 2901.41 | Missing person reports policies.

...(A) As used in this section and section 2901.42 of the Revised Code, "missing person" means an individual who is eighteen years of age or older, whose temporary or permanent residence is in Ohio, and who meets one of the following characteristics: (1) The individual has a physical or mental disability. (2) The individual is missing under circumstances indicating that the individual's safety may be in danger. ...

Section 2901.42 | Missing person report indicating foul play.

...(A) If a law enforcement agency receives an initial report or receives additional information for the report that a person who is at least eighteen but less than twenty-one years of age is missing, the law enforcement agency shall make available through the national crime information center all information contained in the report immediately after the law enforcement agency receives...

Section 2901.43 | Notice of charges to be sent to retirement plan.

...(A)(1) As used in this section: (a) "Public retirement system," "alternative retirement plan," and "prosecutor" have the same meanings as in section 2907.15 of the Revised Code. (b) "Position of honor, trust, or profit" has the same meaning as in section 2929.192 of the Revised Code. (2) For purposes of divisions (B) and (C) of this section, a violation of section 2923.32 of the Revised Code or any other vio...

Section 2901.431 | Notice of felony charges filed against member.

...On the filing of charges against a person who is a member of the public employees retirement system alleging that the person committed a felony on or after the effective date of this section, the prosecutor assigned to the case shall send written notice to the retirement system that the charges have been filed. The notice shall specifically identify the person. For purposes of this section, a violation or of...

Section 2903.01 | Aggravated murder.

...(A) No person shall purposely, and with prior calculation and design, cause the death of another or the unlawful termination of another's pregnancy. (B) No person shall purposely cause the death of another or the unlawful termination of another's pregnancy while committing or attempting to commit, or while fleeing immediately after committing or attempting to commit, kidnapping, rape, aggravated arson, arson, aggra...

Section 2903.02 | Murder.

...(A) No person shall purposely cause the death of another or the unlawful termination of another's pregnancy. (B) No person shall cause the death of another as a proximate result of the offender's committing or attempting to commit an offense of violence that is a felony of the first or second degree and that is not a violation of section 2903.03 or 2903.04 of the Revised Code. (C) Division (B) of this section does ...

Section 2903.03 | Voluntary manslaughter.

...(A) No person, while under the influence of sudden passion or in a sudden fit of rage, either of which is brought on by serious provocation occasioned by the victim that is reasonably sufficient to incite the person into using deadly force, shall knowingly cause the death of another or the unlawful termination of another's pregnancy. (B) No person, with a sexual motivation, shall violate division (A) of this ...

Section 2903.04 | Involuntary manslaughter.

...'s committing or attempting to commit a misdemeanor of any degree, a regulatory offense, or a minor misdemeanor other than a violation of any section contained in Title XLV of the Revised Code that is a minor misdemeanor and other than a violation of an ordinance of a municipal corporation that, regardless of the penalty set by ordinance for the violation, is substantially equivalent to any section contained in Title...

Section 2903.041 | Reckless homicide.

...(A) No person shall recklessly cause the death of another or the unlawful termination of another's pregnancy. (B) Whoever violates this section is guilty of reckless homicide, a felony of the third degree.

Section 2903.05 | Negligent homicide.

...tion is guilty of negligent homicide, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Section 2903.06 | Aggravated vehicular homicide - vehicular homicide - vehicular manslaughter.

...XLV of the Revised Code that is a minor misdemeanor or of a municipal ordinance that, regardless of the penalty set by ordinance for the violation, is substantially equivalent to any provision of any section contained in Title XLV of the Revised Code that is a minor misdemeanor. (B)(1) Whoever violates division (A)(1) or (2) of this section is guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide and shall be punished as provide...

Section 2903.08 | Aggravated vehicular assault; vehicular assault.

...of division (A)(3) of this section is a misdemeanor of the first degree. Vehicular assault committed in violation of division (A)(3) of this section is a felony of the fourth degree if, at the time of the offense, the offender was driving under a suspension imposed under Chapter 4510. or any other provision of the Revised Code or if the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a violation of thi...