Does Conviction for Violating Protection Order Require Showing That Order Was Delivered to Defendant Prior to Offense?
State of Ohio v. Robert L. Smith, Jr., Case no. 2012-0239
Tenth District Court of Appeals (Franklin County)
ISSUE: In order to convict a defendant of violating a civil protection order in violation of R.C. 2919.27, must the state prove that a copy of the protection order was delivered to the defendant prior to his commission of the conduct that is the basis for the charge?