Belmont, NC asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Education Law and Constitutional Law for Ohio

Q: Could you give me a definition on the Ohio law revised code 2967.01 3/22/19 the definition of convict paragraph?

It's in the definition says unless the convict has served the president's sentence or prison terms or is pardoned or completed the community sanction program? So if I'm understanding that correctly the unless means that once you are finished so all privileges should be restored correct because convict convicted felon person who commits felony is used interchangeably throughout all the laws.

1 Lawyer Answer
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: The definition of convict in R.C. 2967 is any person convicted of an Ohio felony whether or not they went to prison but not including people who were pardoned or have finished serving their sentence. In other words, convict means any person either in prison for a felony, in jail for a felony, or currently on community control sanctions (probation) for a felony. I'm not sure which privileges you are interested in. For example, you do not automatically get your firearms rights back.

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