2006 Ohio Revised Code - 2933.42. Offenses involving contraband; forfeiture of property used in committing violation.

§ 2933.42. Offenses involving contraband; forfeiture of property used in committing violation.
 

(A)  No person shall possess, conceal, transport, receive, purchase, sell, lease, rent, or otherwise transfer any contraband. 

(B)  For purposes of section 2933.43 of the Revised Code, if a watercraft, motor vehicle, aircraft, or other personal property that is not within the scope of the definition of contraband in section 2901.01 of the Revised Code is used in a violation of division (A) of this section, the watercraft, motor vehicle, aircraft, or personal property is contraband and, if the underlying offense involved in the violation of division (A) of this section is a felony, is subject to seizure and forfeiture pursuant to section 2933.43 of the Revised Code. It is rebuttably presumed that a watercraft, motor vehicle, aircraft, or other personal property in or on which contraband is found at the time of seizure has been, is being, or is intended to be used in a violation of division (A) of this section. 

(C)  For purposes of sections 2901.01 and 2933.41 to 2933.43 of the Revised Code, "offense," "criminal case," "criminal violation," "criminal offense," "felony," and similar terms shall be construed to include acts committed by persons under eighteen years of age that, if committed by an adult, would be within the meaning of those terms. This division shall be liberally construed to give effect to the intent of the general assembly in enacting this division that the forfeiture and contraband provisions of sections 2901.01 and 2933.41 to 2933.43 of the Revised Code apply to property that is possessed, or possessed and owned, by persons under eighteen years of age in the same manner as those provisions apply to property that is possessed, or possessed and owned, by adults. 
 

HISTORY: 141 v S 69 (Eff 9-3-86); 143 v S 258. Eff 8-22-90.

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