Section 2903.212 | Bail for violations of certain protection orders.
(A) Except when the complaint involves a person who is a family or household member as defined in section 2919.25 of the Revised Code, if a person is charged with a violation of section 2903.21, 2903.211, 2903.22, or 2911.211 of the Revised Code, a violation of a municipal ordinance that is substantially similar to one of those sections, or a sexually oriented offense and if the person, at the time of the alleged violation, was subject to the terms of any order issued pursuant to section 2903.213, 2933.08, or 2945.04 of the Revised Code or previously had been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a violation of section 2903.21, 2903.211, 2903.22, or 2911.211 of the Revised Code that involves the same complainant, a violation of a municipal ordinance that is substantially similar to one of those sections and that involves the same complainant, or a sexually oriented offense that involves the same complainant, the court shall consider all of the following, in addition to any other circumstances considered by the court and notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary contained in Criminal Rule 46, before setting the amount and conditions of the bail for the person:
(1) Whether the person has a history of violence toward the complainant or a history of other violent acts;
(2) The mental health of the person;
(3) Whether the person has a history of violating the orders of any court or governmental entity;
(4) Whether the person is potentially a threat to any other person;
(5) Whether setting bail at a high level will interfere with any treatment or counseling that the person is undergoing.
(B) Any court that has jurisdiction over violations of section 2903.21, 2903.211, 2903.22, or 2911.211 of the Revised Code, violations of a municipal ordinance that is substantially similar to one of those sections, or sexually oriented offenses may set a schedule for bail to be used in cases involving those violations. The schedule shall require that a judge consider all of the factors listed in division (A) of this section and may require judges to set bail at a certain level or impose other reasonable conditions related to a release on bail or on recognizance if the history of the alleged offender or the circumstances of the alleged offense meet certain criteria in the schedule.
(C) As used in this section, "sexually oriented offense" has the same meaning as in section 2950.01 of the Revised Code.
Available Versions of this Section
- January 2, 2007 – Senate Bill 260, 126th General Assembly [ View January 2, 2007 Version ]