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Pets in protective orders

Animals in Domestic Violence Restraining Orders: OH

By Ohio, Policy

OHIO allows domestic violence protective orders to include pets. In addition, federal law includes the crime of stalking and actions that make the victim fear that the stalker will hurt the victim’s pet, service or emotional support animal, or horse (18 U.S.C. § 2261A (2019)) . BLUE STATES specifically provide for the inclusion of pets in protective/restraining orders. GRAY STATES do…

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Audio Video Surveillance

Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: OH

By Ohio, Policy

OHIO is considered a One-Party Consent State, in that at least one person involved in the recorded communication must give permission. As per the Justia website1, Under Ohio law it is legal to record an oral or phone conversation with the consent of one party barring any criminal or tortious intent. Illegal recording is a felony and can also lead…

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