Wooster, Ohio OVI/DUI attorneys
The Ninth District Court of Appeals recently held that a trial court does not commit error in an OVI case by refusing to accept a defendant’s offer to stipulate to a prior OVI offense in a prosecution for a violation of R.C. 4511.19(A)(2). In prosecutions under R.C. 4511.19(A)(2), the State is required to prove that the defendant has a prior OVI conviction in the 20 years preceding the date of the current OVI charge. The Court held that the State can prove that prior OVI conviction by introducing evidence of the OVI conviction, and is not required to accept the defendant’s stipulation to the OVI conviction. The Court did not address, however, whether it would be error to permit the State to introduce evidence of two prior OVI convictions, when one OVI conviction would suffice. A link to the decision can be found here.
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