Chuck wrote:Thank you!
I was trying to find the penalties related to ORC 2923.126 (A)
Is there a penalty associated with this section of code?
No that just documents the duty. Any time charges are filed they're filed as a violation of 2923.12 Carrying Concealed Weapons or 2923.16 Improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle
The violation against Improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle is the same. It's 2923.16(E)1 or 2 and the penalty under (I) likewise makes it a first degree misdemeanor with license suspension, and has the same impossible to prove "actual knowledge" language which would (theoretically but not in reality) drop the penalty to a MM.
The reason I'm so dismissive of the "actual knowledge" reduction is that it's the charging officer writing the citation as an M1. I've seen plenty of news stories of CHL holders arrested for failure to notify. Not ticketed, arrested. Arrested <> MM. When I've been able to find the dockets, they haven't been listed as MM. If the charging officer is saying he or she didn't have actual knowledge of the license status then, well, that's pretty much that.