Was Court-Ordered Forfeiture of Truck an Excessive Fine for OVI Offense?
State of Ohio v. James O'Malley, Case No. 2020-0859
Ninth District Court of Appeals (Medina County)
- Was the forfeiture of appellant's vehicle an unconstitutionally excessive fine in violation of the U.S. Constitution's Eighth Amendment?
- Is Ohio's forfeiture statute regarding operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol - R.C. 4511.19 (G)(1)(c)(v) - unconstitutional under the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution's Fourteenth Amendment or Article I, Section 2 of the Ohio Constitution?