§ 606.03  CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENSES.
   As used in this General Offenses Code:
   (A)   Offenses include misdemeanors of the first, second, third and fourth degree, minor misdemeanors and offenses not specifically classified;
   (B)   Regardless of the penalty that may be imposed, any offense specifically classified as a misdemeanor is a misdemeanor;
   (C)   Any offense not specifically classified is a misdemeanor if imprisonment for not more than one year may be imposed as a penalty; and
   (D)   Any offense not specifically classified is a minor misdemeanor if the only penalty that may be imposed is one of the following:
      (1)   For an offense  committed prior to 1-1-2004, a fine not exceeding $100; or
      (2)   For an offense committed on or after 1-1-2004, a fine not exceeding $150, community service under Ohio R.C. 2929.27(D) or a financial sanction other than a fine under Ohio R.C. 2929.28.
(ORC 2901.02)