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State v. Talty
Supreme Court of Ohio
814 N.E.2d 1201 (Ohio 2004)
Sean Talty (defendant) was convicted of two felony counts for failure to pay child support. The trial judge could have put Talty in jail, but instead placed Talty under community control for five years. As a condition of the community control, the trial court ordered Talty to “make all reasonable efforts to avoid conceiving another child.” The court order did not allow for the condition to be modified in the event that Talty paid the child support he owed. The court of appeals affirmed. Talty appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Moyer, C.J.)
Dissent (Pfeifer, J.)
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