Marsy’s Law

State leaders laud state-level Marsy’s Law, request further funding

BY: - April 7, 2023

Since 2017, a law to spotlight victim’s rights has been in effect in Ohio, but a new law that helps guide courts, attorneys and victim’s advocates on the rights took effect just this month. Marsy’s Law was approved by 83% of voters in 2017, and with the implementation of House Bill 343 on April 6, […]

OH Supreme Court: Designating victim as ‘state’s representative’ in rape trial unconstitutional

BY: - July 1, 2022

The state’s highest court reversed a rape and kidnapping conviction in a Stark County case, saying the presence of the victim at the prosecutor’s table set the defendant up for an unfair trial. The defendant will now be re-tried. The case involved the conviction of Theodis Montgomery, who was charged with rape and kidnapping of […]

State Supreme Court to decide on limits to Marsy’s Law

BY: - January 21, 2021

A law establishing the rights of crime victims will go before the Ohio Supreme Court this month to decide whether those rights have limits, particularly in a court room. The state’s highest court will hear oral arguments in a case in which a man convicted of kidnapping and rape and sentenced to 10 years in […]

Ohio Supreme Court, legislation address victims rights bills

BY: - November 13, 2020

The Ohio Supreme Court said a city is not considered a victim under a law that would give restitution to crime victims. The city of Centerville tried to recoup $1,375 in payroll losses after a false active shooter report was filed by a resident in 2018. Michael Knab reported a shooter to Centerville Police Department, […]