What Evidence Does the State Have to Present to Prove Prior Convictions in a Domestic Violence Case?
State of Ohio v. Timothy Tate, Case no. 2012-1861
Eighth District Court of Appeals (Cuyahoga County)
ISSUE: When a defendant in a criminal trial stipulates to the authenticity of certified copies of prior domestic violence convictions, does that stipulation establish his identity as the person convicted in the earlier cases?