The Ohio Allied Offense Statute is a codification of the common law doctrine of merger and is the Ohio legislature's attempt to insulate criminal defendants from harsh and absurd punishment. This Article discusses the relationship of certain constitutional guarantees against multiple punishments to the Allied Offense Statute and the multiple punishment controversy in Ohio.
Dale A. Nowak and Jeffrey A. Key,
Multiple Convictions Statute in Ohio: Has It Achieved Its Intended Result,
31 Clev. St. L. Rev.
available at http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/clevstlrev/vol31/iss2/4