Statutorily Enumerated Findings When Imposing Consecutive Sentence
Is a Trial Court Required to Make Its Statutorily Enumerated Findings Along With Reasons at the Sentencing Hearing When Imposing Consecutive Sentences ?
In State v. Comer, 99 Ohio St.3d 463, 2003 Ohio 4165, 793 N.E.2d 473, the Supreme Court of Ohio held that, pursuant to R.C. 2929.14(E)(4) and 2929.19(B)(2)(c), when imposing consecutive sentences, a trial court is required to make its statutorily enumerated findings and give reasons supporting those findings at the sentencing hearing.
Comer, supra, at paragraph one of the syllabus. It further held: "Pursuant to R.C. 2929.14(B), when imposing a nonminimum sentence on a first offender, a trial court is required to make its statutorily sanctioned findings at the sentencing hearing." Id. at paragraph two of the syllabus.