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Ohio’s Two-Year Statute of Limitations

In a misdemeanor case, Ohio’s Revised Code 2901.13 provides that a prosecution for a misdemeanor shall be barred unless it commenced (began) within two years of the date that the offense occurred. R.C. 2901.13(A)(1)(b). In determining the date the prosecution was commenced, the Courts look at the earlier of: The date an indictment is returned or…
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