State of Ohio v. Dustin Bishop, Case Nos. 2017-1715 and 2017-1716
Second District Court of Appeals (Montgomery County)
ISSUE: When a criminal defendant on post-release control for a prior felony appears before a trial court to plead guilty to a new felony, must the trial court inform the defendant that it can terminate the defendant's post-release control and impose a consecutive prison sentence for the post-release control violation?
A Montgomery County grand jury indicted Dustin Bishop in December 2016 for possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia. Based on a plea agreement, Bishop pled guilty to drug possession, and the state agreed to dismiss the drug paraphernalia count. The trial court accepted the plea.