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On June 9, 2016, the Ohio Supreme Court issued its decision in In re A.G., Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-3306. The case was on appeal from an Eighth District Court of Appeals decision holding that the juvenile court did not err by refusing to merge acts that would have merged in adult criminal court because criminal statutes do not apply to juvenile proceedings. The Supreme Court of Ohio reversed, holding that juveniles are entitled to the same constitutional double-jeopardy protections as adults under Article I, Section 10 of the Ohio Constitution. Additionally, the same double-jeopardy analysis conducted in adult proceedings must be applied to juvenile proceedings.

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