Akron, OH asked in Health Care Law for Ohio

Q: During the stay home in Ohio if you're out and a cop stops you can they tell you you cannot go home

I feel that they shouldn't be allowed to stop you from returning home

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Anthony C. Satariano
Anthony C. Satariano
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Xenia, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Holding you and preventing you from continuing on your way or returning home would require the officer to either detain or arrest you. They cannot simply deny your right to return home without legal justification that is sufficient to trump your constitutional rights.

Although the situation is developing, it does not appear at this time officers are being instructed to stop and check people solely based on the stay at home order.

If you have been stopped and prevented from returning home, I suggest you contact an attorney.

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