IN THE HILLIARD MAYOR'S COURT, HILLIARD, OHIO
STATE OF OHIO
CITY OF HILLIARD
:
PLAINTIFF, CASE NO.
:
V.
:
DEFENDANT.
COUNSEL’S AUTHORITY TO PRESENT GUILTY PLEA IN ABSENTIA
I, _______________________________hereby authorize
(Defendant) (Attorney)
to represent me in entering this guilty plea in absentia:
Name of charge Ordinance No. /ORC Section
I understand that a guilty plea is a complete admission of my guilt. I also understand that by
entering this guilty plea, I am giving up the following rights:
My right to confront my accuser and cross-examine witnesses;
My right to present my own evidence and to compel witnesses to testify on my behalf;
My right to testify or to remain silent or to make a statement at the time of sentencing;
My right to appeal the decision in this case;
The requirement that the state prove my guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, at a public
trial, on each and every element of the charges against me.
I understand that this charge is a ( _____degree/ unclassified ) misdemeanor and that the
judge may sentence me to a maximum of _________ days in jail and a maximum fine of
__________ and a maximum of hours of community service and driver’s rights
suspension of up to ___________________________ and that any vehicle I may have been
driving is subject to immobilization for up to ___________ days and that if I am on probation,
parole or post-conviction community control, this conviction may affect such probation, parole
or post-conviction community control including imposition of jail time.
MAGISTRATE SHANNON
City of Hilliard v. ______________________ Case No. __________________
I understand that if I am charged with a jailable offense, I have a constitutional right to a trial by
a jury that is composed of 8 members of the community and that I would be able to participate in
the selection of the jurors. I understand that all jurors would have to agree on the verdict. I
understand that if I have a trial before a judge, the judge alone will decide my guilt or innocence.
I hereby voluntarily waive and relinquish my right to a trial by jury. I understand by entering a
guilty plea, I am giving up this right to trial.
I am a United States citizen.
_______________________
Defendant’s signature Date
Signature of Defendant’s Attorney Attorney Reg. No.
Name of Defendant’s Attorney Phone Number
Court’s Acceptance of Plea in Absentia
The Court hereby accepts defendant’s plea of guilty in absentia to the above referenced charge.
_______________________
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MAGISTRATE
DATE
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