Making or Using Slugs (O.R.C. 2913.33)

Ohio Laws on Vending Machine Slugs

When you create, possess, or use a false token or coin in a coin-operated device, you are violating O.R.C. 2913.33, Making or Using Slugs.

Coin slugs are counterfeit items used to fool coin-operated machines, which can be everything from a payphone to a laundromat washing machine to a vending machine.

Penalties for Making or Using Slugs in Ohio

In Ohio, the charge for making or using slugs is a second-degree misdemeanor, with penalties of up to 90 days in jail and a $750 fine.

This charge is often leveled against young people who think they’ve figured out a way to get something for nothing, which results in having a misdemeanor record that can damage their chances of getting into school, a good job, and even obtain decent housing.

At Patituce & Associates, we protect our clients from the ramifications of criminal convictions.


If you or a family member are facing charges involving making or using slugs, call us today at (440) 709-8088 for a free consultation with an experienced Cleveland criminal defense attorney.

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