Does Warning That No-Contest Plea Waives Right to 'Call Witnesses' Meet Requirement of Criminal Rules?
In Court's Colloquy With Defendant Before Accepting Guilty or No-Contest Plea?
State of Ohio v. Christopher Barker, Case no. 2010-1448
6th District Court of Appeals (Lucas County)
ISSUE: In conducting the colloquy (dialogue) with a criminal defendant required by Ohio Criminal Rule 11(C)(2)(c) prior to accepting a guilty or no contest plea to a felony, does a trial judge who informs the defendant that his plea will waive his right to "call witnesses to speak on your behalf" satisfy the requirement that the defendant be advised he is giving up the right to "compulsory process of witnesses?"