Wednesday, November 7, 2012

trial judges must notify defendants that they may have to do community service (11 7 12)

Trial judges must include court costs in all sentences in criminal cases pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 2947.23(A). Often judge overlook the requirement that they inform the defendant that the defendant could be ordered to perform community service if they fail to pay the court costs. That is what happened in the Hamilton County case of State v. Reynolds, 2012-Ohio-5153. The case had to be remanded back to the trial court so the defendant could be properly notified about the community service he may be ordered to perform if he ever fails to pay the court costs.

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