Compelling Acceptance of Objectionable Materials (O.R.C. 2907.34) in Cleveland is a law designed to prevent business transactions from being manipulated to allow the dissemination of objectionable goods.
What is Considered Prohibited Conduct in OH?
Prohibited conduct is defined by the statute as conditioning a sale, allocation, consignment, or delivery of any material or goods of any kind upon the purchaser or consignee agreeing to accept any other material reasonably believed to be obscene, or which juveniles would normally be barred from accessing.
The statute also prohibits the denial of a franchise, or the imposition of any kind of penalty on a purchaser or consignee because they refuse to accept material “reasonably believed to be obscene” as a condition of the sale, allocation, consignment, or delivery of other materials or goods, or because obscene material was returned after acceptance.
Penalties for Compelling Acceptance of Objectionable Materials in OH
Compelling Acceptance of Objectionable Materials is a Fifth Degree Felony, carrying a potential sentence of 12 months in prison.
Because ORC 2907.34 Compelling Acceptance of Objectionable Materials is often charged along with racketeering or organized crime charges, it’s important that you work with the strongest legal defense you can find to help with the penalties.
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