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.
Slugs are counterfeit items used to fool coin-operated machines, which can be everything from a pay phone to a laundromat washing machine to a vending machine.
The charge 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.
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.