Failure to Disclose Personal Information

Columbus and Delaware, Ohio Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with failure to disclose personal information in Columbus or Delaware, Ohio, contact Johnson Legal, LLC and speak with an experienced Columbus and Delaware, Ohio criminal defense attorney. Attorney David Johnson of Johnson Legal, LLC will discuss your case and assist you in fighting the charges. Call (614) 987-0192 or send an email to schedule a consultation regarding your failure to disclose personal information case.

What is Failure to Disclose Personal Information in Ohio?

Failure to disclose personal information, pursuant to R.C. 2921.29, is an offense that is charged when a person refuses to provide their personal information upon request by law enforcement. Specifically, the statute provides that no person in a public place shall refuse to disclose their name, address or date of birth when requested by law enforcement who reasonably suspects either of the following:

  • The person is committing, has committed, or is about to commit a criminal offense; or
  • The person witnessed a felony offense of violence, a felony offense that causes, results in or creates a substantial risk of serious physical harm, or any attempt or complicity to commit a felony offense described herein.
Obstructing Official Business and Failure to Disclose Personal Information

Failure to disclose personal information involves refusing to provide personal information to law enforcement. Obstructing official business, however, is intentionally hampering or impeding law enforcement in the performance of their duties. This includes knowingly providing a false name, social security, date of birth, etc. These two offenses are sometimes charged together or improperly charged.

Penalties in Ohio for Failure to Disclose Personal Information

Failure to disclose personal information in Ohio is a 4th degree misdemeanor, which carries up to 30 days in jail and a $250 fine. In addition to the primary penalties of jail and a fine, secondary consequences exist as well. These include placement on community control (i.e., probation) and a criminal record that could jeopardize licensing, employment, housing.

Criminal Defense Attorney – Columbus and Delaware, Ohio

If you have been charged with failure to disclose personal information, you should hire an attorney immediately. Contact Attorney David Johnson of Johnson Legal, LLC and speak with an experienced Columbus and Delaware, Ohio criminal defense attorney. Attorney Johnson will examine your case and assist you in putting forth the strongest defense possible. Call Johnson Legal, LLC at (614) 987-0192 or send Attorney David Johnson an email to discuss your disorderly conduct case.