The Reagan Tokes Law & Sierah's Law (VR)

The Reagan Tokes Law & Sierah's Law (VR)
2.0 CLE Hours • Event #191029OT • CLE Easy Pass Eligible
M: $90/$110 • NM: $125/$145 • Paralegal/Non-Attorney: $70/$80

The Reagan Tokes Law & Sierah's Law (Video Replay)

Program Overview:

Major sentencing changes for F-1 and F-2 offenses took effect in March 2019. SB 201 “The Reagan Tokes Law” dramatically changes sentencing procedures for all non-life felonies of the first and second degree. SB 231 “Sierah’s Law” creates a statewide Violent Offender Database with a duty of enrollment in that database for offenders convicted of specified violent offenses.  Practitioners need to be aware of these changes in order to avoid confusion, delay, or errors in sentencing these serious offenses.

This presentation by Sentencing Commission staff includes a breakdown of the new indefinite sentencing scheme and advisements judges must relay to offenders during plea hearings and at sentencing.

Topics include:

  1. A brief history of how both bills came into existence;
  2. Definitions of relevant terminology of both the indefinite sentencing scheme and the Violent Offender Database;
  3. Instructions in how indefinite sentencing works, including calculating maximum sentences;
  4. Release mechanisms under the indefinite sentencing scheme;
  5. Explanation of how the Violent Offender Database will function, including court procedures and the duties of offenders.
Presenter: Scott Shumaker, Esq., Criminal Justice Counsel, Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission
10/29/2019 1:30 PM - 10/29/2019 3:30 PM
Columbus Bar Association 175 South Third Street Suite 1100 Columbus, Ohio 43215

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Please select this option if you want printed materials. Electronic materials will be available at no cost.
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
10/29/2019 1:30 PM

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