§ 2919.01 Bigamy
§ 2919.10 Abortion related to finding of down syndrome
§ 2919.101 Abortion report
§ 2919.11 Abortion defined
§ 2919.12 Unlawful abortion
§ 2919.121 Unlawful abortion upon minor
§ 2919.122 Application of unlawful abortion on a minor law
§ 2919.123 Unlawful distribution of an abortion-inducing drug
§ 2919.124 Unlawful performance of a drug-induced abortion
§ 2919.13 Abortion manslaughter; failure to render medical care to an infant born alive; civil action
§ 2919.14 Abortion trafficking
§ 2919.15 Dismemberment abortion
§ 2919.151 Partial birth feticide
§ 2919.16 Post-viability abortion definitions
§ 2919.17 Terminating or attempting to terminate human pregnancy after viability
§ 2919.171 Physician’s report to department on attempted or completed abortions
§ 2919.18 Failure to perform viability testing
§ 2919.19 Definitions for ORC sections 2919.191 to 2919.1910
§ 2919.191 Applicability
§ 2919.192 Determination of presence of fetal heartbeat
§ 2919.193 Determination of detectable fetal heartbeat; penalties
§ 2919.194 Procedures after detection of fetal heartbeat
§ 2919.195 Performance of abortion after detection of fetal heartbeat; penalty
§ 2919.196 Documentation of reasons for abortion
§ 2919.197 Contraceptives
§ 2919.198 Immunity of pregnant woman
§ 2919.199 Civil action for wrongful death of unborn child
§ 2919.1910 v2 Joint legislative committee on adoption promotion and support
§ 2919.1912 Forfeiture for violations
§ 2919.1913 Human Rights and Heartbeat Protection Act
§ 2919.20 Definitions
§ 2919.201 Abortion after gestational age of 20 weeks
§ 2919.202 Report by physician
§ 2919.203 Determination of gestational age; violation
§ 2919.204 Ohio pain-capable unborn child protection act litigation fund
§ 2919.205 Construction of laws
§ 2919.21 Nonsupport or contributing to nonsupport of dependents
§ 2919.22 Endangering children
§ 2919.222 Parental education neglect
§ 2919.223 Child and family day-care facilities – definitions
§ 2919.224 Misrepresentation relating to provision of child care
§ 2919.225 Disclosure and notice regarding death or injury of child in facility
§ 2919.226 Child day-care disclosure form – immunity from prosecution
§ 2919.227 Information to be provided to prospective users – notice of death of child
§ 2919.23 Interference with custody
§ 2919.231 Interfering with action to issue or modify support order
§ 2919.24 Contributing to unruliness or delinquency of a child
§ 2919.25 Domestic violence
§ 2919.251 Bail in certain domestic violence cases
§ 2919.26 Motion for and hearing on protection order
§ 2919.27 Violating protection order
§ 2919.271 Evaluation of mental condition of defendant
§ 2919.272 Protection order issued by court of another state

Terms Used In Ohio Code > Chapter 2919 - Offenses Against the Family

  • Adjournment sine die: The end of a legislative session "without day." These adjournments are used to indicate the final adjournment of an annual or the two-year session of legislature.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Another: when used to designate the owner of property which is the subject of an offense, includes not only natural persons but also every other owner of property. See Ohio Code 1.02
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bond: includes an undertaking. See Ohio Code 1.02
  • Child: includes child by adoption. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • imprisonment: means being imprisoned under a sentence imposed for an offense or serving a term of imprisonment, prison term, jail term, term of local incarceration, or other term under a sentence imposed for an offense in an institution under the control of the department of rehabilitation and correction, a county, multicounty, municipal, municipal-county, or multicounty-municipal jail or workhouse, a minimum security jail, a community-based correctional facility, or another facility described or referred to in section 2929. See Ohio Code 1.05
  • in writing: includes any representation of words, letters, symbols, or figures; this provision does not affect any law relating to signatures. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Person: includes an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, and association. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Property: means real and personal property. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Rule: includes regulation. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • state: means the state of Ohio. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes all the states. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Victim advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.
  • Whoever: includes all persons, natural and artificial; partners; principals, agents, and employees; and all officials, public or private. See Ohio Code 1.02