Possession of deadly weapon while under detention ORC § 2923.131

Simplified Definition:
  • Possession of a deadly weapon,
  • While in detention or at a detention facility.
Overview:

Detention, for the purposes of this law, refers to any time after someone has been placed under arrest, including in the police vehicle. Notably, just walking into a detention facility such as a prison or jail while possessing a deadly weapon, is enough to violate this law.

Potential Penalties:

A violation of this Ohio law can be considered a felony of the second, third, fourth, or fifth degree depending on the surrounding circumstances. As such, a violation is punishable by up to 8 years in prison and a fine of up to $2,500.

At Funkhouser Law, from the moment a client walks through the door, we presume that they are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. As such, we work hard to accomplish the most favorable outcome for each of our clients. If you have been accused of possession of a deadly weapon while under detention, please call Funkhouser Law for a free consultation with an experienced, peer-rated lawyer.