As used in Chapters 4713., 4738., 4740., 4747., 4749., and 4764., and sections 4725.40 to 4725.59 of the Revised Code:

Terms Used In Ohio Code 4776.10

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • state: means the state of Ohio. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • United States: includes all the states. See Ohio Code 1.59

(A) “Crime of moral turpitude” or “moral turpitude” means all of the following:

(1) A violation of section 2903.01 or 2903.02 of the Revised Code;

(2) A sexually oriented offense as defined in section 2950.01 of the Revised Code;

(3) An offense that is an offense of violence as defined in section 2901.01 of the Revised Code, if the offense is a felony of the first or second degree;

(4) Complicity in committing an offense described in division (A)(1) of this section;

(5) An attempt or conspiracy to commit or complicity in committing any offense described in division (A)(1), (2), (3), or (4) of this section if the attempt, conspiracy, or complicity is a felony of the first or second degree;

(6) A violation of any former law of this state, any existing or former law applicable in a military court or in an Indian tribal court, or any existing or former law of any nation other than the United States that is or was substantially equivalent to any offense listed in division (A)(1), (2), (3), (4), or (5) of this section.

(B) “Direct nexus” means that the nature of the offense for which the individual was convicted or to which the individual pleaded guilty has a direct bearing on the fitness or ability of the individual to perform one or more of the duties or responsibilities necessarily related to a particular occupation, profession, or trade.

(C) “Disqualifying offense” means an offense that is a felony and that has a direct nexus to an individual’s proposed or current field of licensure, certification, or employment.

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 255, §1, eff. 4/5/2019.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.131, SB 337, §1, eff. 9/28/2012.