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Frequently Asked Questions

Delinquency Offenses


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


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