Q. Which charges are considered Category One offenses?
A. According to ORC 2151.26, Category One offenses include:
Q. Which charges are considered Category Two offenses?
A. According to ORC 2151.26, Category Two offenses include:
Q. What are the lengths of DYS commitments?
A. They differ by seriousness of the charge and whether a firearm was involved, as shown in the following charts:
|DYS Commitment Lengths (ORC 2151.355)|
|Felony 3, 4, & 5||Minimum 6 months||Maximum age 21|
|Felony 2||Minimum 1 year||Maximum age 21|
|Felony 1 (non-designated category)||Minimum 1 year||Maximum age 21|
|Felony 1 (designated Category Two Except Certain Statutory Rapes & Felonious Sexual Penetration)||Minimum 1 to 3 years||Maximum age 21|
|Attempted Aggravated Murder & Attempted Murder||Minimum 6 to 7 years||Maximum age 21|
|Aggravated Murder & Murder||No minimum||Maximum age 21|
|Additional Time for Firearm Specification
(Served consecutive and prior to underlying offense)
|Had Firearm During Offense||Additional 1 year||Maximum age 21|
|Had and Displayed, Used, Brandished, or Indicated Possession or Firearm||Additional 3 years||Maximum age 21|