On the day fixed by the probate judge for the return of the citation issued pursuant to section 733.72 of the Revised Code, the village solicitor or city director of law shall appear on behalf of the complainant to conduct the prosecution, and the accused may also appear by counsel. A time shall be set for hearing the case, which shall be not more than ten days after such return. If a jury is demanded by either party, the probate judge shall direct the summoning of twelve jurors in the manner provided by Chapter 2313. of the Revised Code. In a municipal corporation having no village solicitor or city director of law, or in case the village solicitor or city director of law is accused of any misfeasance or malfeasance in office, the prosecuting attorney shall appear on behalf of the complainant to conduct the prosecution.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.81,HB 268, §1, eff. 5/13/2012.
Effective Date: 11-01-1977