of you who are here in Court today have been charged
with an offense against the Ordinances of the City
of the Village of Indian Hill. The Court wants you
to be aware of your basic rights and that you are
entitled to be informed of:
- The nature of the charges against you; to read
the Affidavit or Complaint filed against you,
and if you do not understand the nature of the
to have them explained to you.
- You have
a right to know the identity of the Complainant
- You have a right
to be represented by counsel.
- You have a right
to a reasonable continuance in the proceedings
to secure counsel.
- You have a right to a trial
by jury in certain cases, as long as a demand
is made in written
- You have a right to have a trial
within 30 days of the date you were charged.
If you are not represented by counsel and you are
before the Court and called upon to plead, you have
- You have a right to counsel even if you intend
to plead guilty, and the right to a reasonable
continuance in the proceedings to secure counsel,
Criminal Rule 44. The Court may assign counsel
to represent you, without cost to yourself if you
unable to employ counsel.
- You have a right to
bail, if the offense is bailable.
- You need not
make any statement in the proceeding, but any
statement can and may be used against
- You may plead Guilty, Not Guilty, or
- A Plea of Guilty is a complete admission
- A Plea of No Contest is not an admission
of guilt, but is an admission to the truth of
alleged in the Complaint. A No Contest Plea cannot be used
against you in any subsequent Civil or Criminal
If you enter a Plea of Not Guilty, your case will
be set for trial at a later date. You will have the
right to present evidence on your own behalf. The
City will present its evidence, and this Court will
make a judgment as to your guilt or innocence.
You have a right of appeal
from the ruling of this Court. That appeal must be
filed within 10 days of
the judgment as provided by Section 1905.23 Ohio
Are you a U.S. Citizen?
If you are not a citizen, a conviction could result in your deportation or
denial of citizenship.
I have read and understand this statement of rights.
I hereby waive a jury trial and submit and request
to be tried by the City of the Village of Indian
Hill, Ohio, Mayor’s Court. If I enter a plea
of Guilty or No Contest, I knowingly, intelligently,
and voluntarily give up my rights to employ an attorney,
or to have one appointed for me. If I enter a plea
of Guilty or No Contest, I also give up my rights
set forth above, including to have my rights explained
to me in open court.
The Clerk of Court can be reached
at (513) 561-6500 Monday through Friday from 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you need to contact someone
after hours or on the weekend, you may contact the
Indian Hill Rangers at (513) 561-7000.