State v. Lucas

100 Ohio St. 3d 1 (2003)

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State v. Lucas

Ohio Supreme Court
100 Ohio St. 3d 1 (2003)

  • Written by Haley Gintis, JD

Facts

In October 2000, Betty Lucas (defendant) was granted a protection order against her ex-husband, Joseph Lucas. On May 30, 2001, Betty invited Joseph to her home to celebrate their child’s birthday. While at Betty’s home, Betty and Joseph had a physical altercation. The altercation resulted in Betty suffering a bruised nose and Joseph suffering a head injury and elbow injury. The State of Ohio (plaintiff) charged Joseph with a violation of the protection order. The state charged Betty with complicity to violate a protection order and domestic violence. Betty moved to dismiss the complicity charge on the ground that as the protected subject of the protection order, Betty could not be charged with complicity to violate a protection order. The motion was denied. Betty entered a plea of no contest for the complicity charge and a guilty plea for the domestic-violence charge. Betty was found guilty on both charges. Betty appealed the complicity to violate a protection order charge. The court of appeals affirmed the trial court’s decision that Betty could be guilty of complicity to violate a protection order. The matter was appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Pfeifer, J.)

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