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Rules of the Court

Not Guilty Plea in Traffic or Criminal Case

(A) Not Guilty Plea. Under Rule 10(B) of the Ohio Rules of Criminal Procedure, and with approval by the Lakewood Law Department, a defendant, by or through counsel, may waive formal arraignment without the presence of the defendant to enter a not-guilty plea on any misdemeanor violation, in writing, like the procedure set out in Traffic Rule 8(C). In granting this approval, the Law Department reserves the right to require the actual presence of the defendant in Court upon reasonable notice to the Court and the defendant. All felony proceedings require a personal appearance in Court.