The new ohio law drug paraphernalia from a M4 to a minor misdemeanor is it retroactive?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Hamilton, OH

In the state of Ohio ORC 2925.141 decimalization the use of drug paraphernalia from a M4 to a minor misdemeanor. If a juvenile on June 4,2012 was found guilty of Drug paraphernalia ORC 2925.14 M4. Would the new law be retroactive and cancel his probation

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  1. Christopher Lee Beck


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    Answered . No. The law is retroactive but only as to offenses committed prior to the effective date of September 28th, 2012 that an individual hasn't been convicted of yet. Since the juvenile is already convicted the change in law doesn't help. Sorry.

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  2. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.

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    Answered . You could ask to have it reopened and changed, but that would require hiring a lawyer. A pubilc defender won't be able to help with that. There is no certainty that it can be done, but it is at least worth getting a free consultation with a lawyer to check on.

    In some ways, because juvenile records are confidential, it doesn't matter as much as it would with an adult.

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