Many sex crimes in Ohio are felonies and result in serious penalties under Ohio Revised Code (ORC), including time in custody and sex offender registration.
The general punishments upon conviction of a misdemeanor or felony sex crime in Ohio include:
Other statutory penalties may include:
The punishment you face upon conviction for a sexual offense can extend far beyond incarceration, probations, and fines. Simply by having a misdemeanor or felony sex conviction on your record, you may experience several collateral consequences, including:
If you are convicted of a sex offense that requires sex offender registration in Ohio, then you will be placed in one of three categories. These tiers dictate how long and how often you must register with local law enforcement.