What is Marsy's Law?
Marsy’s Law for Ohio ensures that victims of violent crime have the same co-equal rights as the accused and convicted – nothing more, nothing less.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the victim’s remedies when a Court either denies or ignores a victim’s right under Marsy’s Law?Question
Does giving notice of an opportunity to be heard in court procedures interfere with the court or slow the process down?Question
What happens when the prosecutor does not agree with the victim? For example, a domestic violence victim wants the charges dismissed or refuses to cooperate with the prosecution.Question
Since the victim or victims have a constitutional right to speak with the prosecutor on demand, can they demand to speak to the prosecutor repeatedly without limitation?Question
Today, Marsy’s Law for Ohio announces its endorsement of Ohio Issue 1 on the November ballot
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