§ 2931.01 Definitions pertaining to jurisdiction and venue
§ 2931.02 Criminal jurisdiction – county courts
§ 2931.03 Criminal jurisdiction – common pleas courts
§ 2931.04 Criminal jurisdiction – municipal courts
§ 2931.06 Special constables
§ 2931.07 Return of recognizances
§ 2931.15 New trial
§ 2931.18 Employment of attorneys by humane society
§ 2931.29 Change of venue procedure
§ 2931.30 Change of venue – transfer of accused
§ 2931.31 Change of venue – costs and expenses

Terms Used In Ohio Code > Chapter 2931

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Bailiff: a court officer who enforces the rules of behavior in courtrooms.
  • Bond: includes an undertaking. See Ohio Code 1.02
  • Child: includes child by adoption. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Person: includes an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, and association. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • state: means the state of Ohio. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.