2937.44 Recognizance forms.

Recognizances substantially in the forms following are sufficient:

RECOGNIZANCE OF THE ACCUSED

The State of Ohio, . . . . . . . County, ss:

Be it remembered, that on the . . . . . . . . . . . day of. . . . . ., in the year . . . . E. F. and G. H. personally appeared before me, and jointly and severally acknowledged themselves to owe the state of Ohio, the sum of . . . . . . dollars, to be levied on their goods, chattels, lands, and tenements, if default is made in the condition following, to wit:

The condition of this recognizance is such that if the above bound E. F. personally appears before the court of common pleas on the first day of the next term thereof, then and there to answer a charge of (here name the offense with which the accused is charged) and abide the judgment of the court and not depart without leave, then this recognizance shall be void; otherwise it shall be and remain in full force and virtue in law.

Taken and acknowledged before me, on the day and year above written.

A. B., Judge

RECOGNIZANCE OF WITNESS

The State of Ohio, . . . . . . . . County, ss:

Be it remembered, that on the . . . . . . . . . day of . . . . . . ., in the year . . . . . . . . . . E. F. and G. H. personally appeared before me and jointly and severally acknowledged themselves to owe the state of Ohio, the sum of . . . . . . dollars, to be levied on their goods, chattels, lands, and tenements, if default is made in the condition following, to wit:

The condition of this recognizance is such that if the above bound E. F. personally appears before the court of common pleas on the first day of the next term thereof then and there to give evidence on behalf of the state, touching such matters as shall then and there be required of him, and not depart the court without leave, then this recognizance shall be void, otherwise it shall remain in full force and virtue in law.

Taken and acknowledged before me, on the day and year above written.

A. B., Judge

TO KEEP THE PEACE

The State of Ohio, . . . . . . . . County, ss:

Be it remembered, that on the . . . . . . . . day of . . . . . . . ., in the year . . . . E. F. and G. H. personally appeared before me, and jointly and severally acknowledged themselves to owe the state of Ohio, the sum of . . . . . . dollars, to be levied on their goods, chattels, lands, and tenements, if default is made in the condition following, to wit:

The condition of this recognizance is such that if the above bound E. F. personally appears before the court of common pleas, on the first day of the next term thereof, then and there to answer unto a complaint of C. D. that he has reason to fear, and does fear, that the said E. F. will (here state the charge in the complaint), and abide the order of the court thereon, and in the meantime to keep the peace and be of good behavior toward the citizens of the state generally, and especially toward the said C. D., then this recognizance shall be void; otherwise it shall be and remain in full force and virtue in law.

Taken and acknowledged before me, on the day and year above written.

A. B., Judge

Cite as R.C. § 2937.44

History. Effective Date: 01-01-1958