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State v. Morant 20 BE 0020felony conviction of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer after a bench trial; jury waiver valid; no speedy trial violation; pandemic tolling; sufficiency and weight of the evidence; admissibility of evidence; some arguments cannot be addressed without a transcript and/or are not fully briefed; maximum sentence.RobbBelmont 9/14/2021 9/14/2021 2021-Ohio-3160
Briceland v. Briceland 20 CO 0027oral settlement agreement enforceable; divorce terms recited in open court; oral contract; standard of review for trial court ruling on magistrate decision; unilateral repudiationDonofrioColumbiana 9/14/2021 9/14/2021 2021-Ohio-3161
State v. Roberson 20 JE 0005transfer of juvenile from juvenile court to general division of common pleas court; attempted murder; felonious assault; carrying a concealed weapon; possession of cocaine; having a weapon while under a disability; discretionary transfer, not mandatory transfer; R.C. 2152.12(B)(D)(E)DonofrioJefferson 9/14/2021 9/14/2021 2021-Ohio-3162
State v. Martin 20 MA 0044CRIMINAL LAW – murder; aggravated burglary; tampering with evidence; no contest plea; sentenced to 18 years to life in prison; speedy trial; R.C. 2945.71(C)(2) and (E); no violation; Appellant brought to trial within 270 days of his arrest; R.C. 2945.72(C), (E), and (H); time tolled by continuances and motions; Appellant was already incarcerated in other cases when he was indicted in this case; triple-count provision does not apply until all other cases were resolved; Appellant fails to establish that the motion to dismiss on speedy trial grounds should have been granted; Appellant alleges his trial counsel was ineffective because he failed to properly litigate the motion to dismiss on speedy trial grounds, failed to respond to the State’s discovery requests, and failed to ensure all pretrials were recorded; Appellant’s arguments do not amount to ineffective assistance of counsel; prejudice is not affirmatively shown; counsel’s performance was neither deficient nor prejudicial; trial court’s judgment is affirmed.D'ApolitoMahoning 9/14/2021 9/14/2021 2021-Ohio-3163
Disher v. Disher 20 MO 0014Motion for allocation of tax exemption; service by certified mail; procedural due process; substantive due processDonofrioMonroe 9/14/2021 9/14/2021 2021-Ohio-3164
State v. McKenzie 20 CO 0024State conceded error; Aggravated vehicular assault conviction for the seriousRobbColumbiana 9/10/2021 9/15/2021 2021-Ohio-3170
State v. McClelland 20 JE 0017statement at plea containing the word “innocence” did not equate to an Alford plea when read in context; alternatively, trial court cured any required Alford inquiry; court sufficiently advised defendant of the effect of guilty plea.RobbJefferson 9/1/2021 9/1/2021 2021-Ohio-3018
State v. Creech 21 JE 0001Post sentence motion to withdraw a guilty plea was properly denied based on res judicata and, alternatively, that there was no manifest injusticeRobbJefferson 9/1/2021 9/1/2021 2021-Ohio-3020
State v. Donlow 20 MA 0049sufficiency and weight of the evidence for murder with a firearm specification and having a weapon while under disability; admissibility of detective’s testimony identifying defendant from a surveillance video recorded at the scene of the shooting; admissibility of alleged hearsay where two detectives testified about a tips providing the names of the suspects; and cumulative error regarding the two tips.RobbMahoning 9/1/2021 9/1/2021 2021-Ohio-3019
State v. Hughes 20 MA 0116aggravated murder, murder, and aggravated robbery; court sua sponte declared mistrial over defendant's objection; motion to dismiss based on double jeopardy overruled; trial court did not abuse discretion in declaring mistrialDonofrioMahoning 8/23/2021 8/23/2021 2021-Ohio-2895