City of Cleveland Holds Press Conference on Changes to Traffic Sentencing Codes

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Cleveland, Ohio –The City of Cleveland today is hosting a press conference to discuss new information concerning changes to traffic sentencing codes in place since May 2016. It has come to the city’s attention that defendants accused of certain traffic offenses may have been improperly sentenced because of changes to the city’s code.

Who: Mayor Frank G. Jackson, City of Cleveland Law Director Barbara Langhenry, Judge Charles Patton

What: Press conference to provide updates on the code and the steps being taken. There are 14 codes that have been affected.

When: Today, April 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Where: City Hall
           601 Lakeside Avenue, Mayor’s Red Room, 2nd Floor
           Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Why: The City of Cleveland became aware that specific codes changed to align with Ohio State law resulted in confusion over appropriate sentences.

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