State ex rel. Olmstead v. ForsthoefelAnnotate this Case
The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's petition for a writ of mandamus against Ashland County Court of Common Pleas Judge Ronald Forsthoefel, holding that the court of appeals correctly found that Appellant's complaint failed to state a claim for relief in mandamus.
Appellant was found guilty of six drug-related counts, and Judge Forsthoefel sentenced him to an aggregate term of sixty-one months. Appellant later filed a petition seeking a writ of mandamus to compel Judge Forsthoefel to vacate his sentence, merge counts four and five, and resentence him. The court of appeals granted Judge Forsthoefel's motion to dismiss. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that Appellant had an adequate remedy by way of appeal.