(A) After all motions are disposed of or if no motion is presented, the court or magistrate shall require the accused to plead to the charge.
(1) In cases of felony, only a plea of not guilty or a written plea of guilty shall be received and if the defendant declines to plead, a plea of not guilty shall be entered for the defendant and further proceedings had as set forth in sections 2937.09 to 2937.12 of the Revised Code.
(2) In cases of misdemeanor, the following pleas may be received:
(b) Not guilty;
(c) No contest;
(d) Once in jeopardy, which includes the defenses of former conviction or former acquittal.
Effective Date: 07-01-1996 .