Thursday, March 30, 2006

Ohio's "Nicole Law"

The Ohio Senate yesterday passed legislation, nicknamed “Nicole’s Law,” increasing penalties for public indecency and any “sexually oriented offense,” requiring trial court judges to consider a suspect’s history of any prior or related offenses, the age of the victim, and the suspect’s mental health & potential for violence before setting bail at initial hearings. The bill now heads to the House of Representatives.

(SB 245 and analysis)

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