FROM JUDGMENT ENTERED IN THE WAYNE COUNTY MUNICIPAL COURT
COUNTY OF WAYNE, OHIO CASE No. 2018 TR-D 5020
A. JOHNSTON, Attorney at Law, for Appellant.
R. LUTZ, Prosecuting Attorney, and ANDREA D. UHLER, Assistant
Prosecuting Attorney, for Appellee.
DECISION AND JOURNAL ENTRY
J. CARR, JUDGE.
Appellant, Anthony Frederick, appeals the judgment of the
Wayne County Municipal Court. This Court affirms.
This matter arises out of a traffic stop that occurred in
Wooster, Ohio, on May 22, 2018. As a result of the stop,
Frederick was charged with driving under a 12-point
suspension in violation of R.C. 4510.037(J) and driving under
a Financial Responsibility Act ("FRA") suspension
in violation of R.C. 4510.16. The State amended the charge of
driving under a 12-point suspension to failure to reinstate a
license in violation of R.C. 4510.21. Frederick pleaded not
guilty to the charges at arraignment.
The matter proceeded to a bench trial. Frederick invoked his
right to self-representation. The trial court found Frederick
guilty of driving under an FRA suspension. The charge of
failure to reinstate a license was dismissed. The trial court
imposed upon Frederick a $250 fine and assessed two points to
On appeal, Frederick raises two assignments of error.
OF ERROR I
TRIAL COURT ERRED IN CONVICTING DEFENDANT FOR DRIVING UNDER
FRA SUSPENSION BECAUSE THE EVIDENCE WAS INSUFFICIENT TO
SUSTAIN A FINDING OF GUILT.
In his first assignment of error, Frederick contends that the
State failed to present sufficient evidence to convict him of
driving under an FRA suspension. This Court disagrees.
When reviewing the sufficiency of the evidence, this Court
must review the evidence in a light most favorable to the
prosecution to determine whether the evidence before the
trial court was sufficient to ...