Are Penalties and Offense Levels Tethered When State Statute Is Amended Between Date of Offense and Sentencing?
Lucious Taylor v. State of Ohio, Case no. 2012-2136
Ninth District Court of Appeals (Summit County)
ISSUE: Is a defendant entitled to a decrease in a classification and penalty of an offense when the General Assembly amends the classification and penalty for that offense and the new law takes effect between the time that the defendant committed the offense and the time of his sentencing on that offense?