Revised Local Rule 19





19 (A) NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved, that pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 120.33 and 2941.51 the following plan is adopted for use by all the Courts within Crawford County, Ohio:


1.      All counsel eligible for payment under this schedule shall be appointed by a Judge of the Municipal Court or Common Pleas Court and said appointment shall be entered by signed journal entry recorded on the Court Docket.


2.      Reimbursement (payment) for assigned counsel services shall be on the basis of Sixty Dollars ($60.00) per hour for time in court and Fifty Dollars ($50.00) per hour for time out‑of‑court up to the following maximum amounts for the following offense classifications and other proceedings:


Trial Level Proceedings




Aggravated Murder (w/specs)

$ 50,000.00

Aggravated Murder (w/o specs) ‑ 1 attorney

$ 8,000.00

Aggravated Murder (w/o specs) ‑ 2 attorneys

$ 10,000.00


$ 5,000.00

Felony with possible Life Sentence/Repeat Violent Offender/ Major Drug Offender

$ 5,000.00

Felonies (degrees 1 3)

$ 3,000.00

Felonies (degrees 4 & 5)

$ 2,500.00

Misdemeanors (degrees 1 4)

$ 1,000.00

Contempt of Court

$ 300.00

Parole, Probation and all other proceedings not elsewhere classified

$ 500.00


Juvenile Proceedings





$ 1,000.00

Guardian Ad Litem

$ 600.00

Permanent Custody

$ 1,000.00

All Others

$ 1,000.00



Post‑Conviction and Habeas Corpus Proceedings



Post-Conviction with evidentiary hearing

$ 1,500.00

Post-Conviction without hearing

$ 750.00

Habeas Corpus with evidentiary hearing

$ 1,500.00

Habeas Corpus without evidentiary hearing

$ 750.00

Post Conviction and State Habeas Corpus proceedings involving a death sentence (2 attorneys)

$ 12,500.00



Appellate Proceedings




Aggravated Murder (death sentenced imposed

2 attorneys)

$ 12,500.00

Aggravated Murder (sentence other than death)

$ 5,000.00

Murder with Life Sentence/Repeat Violent Offender/Major Drug Offender/Sexually Violent Predator

$ 3,000.00

Felonies (S.B. 2 & H.B. 1 Appeals)

$ 1,500.00


$ 1,000.00

Other / Juvenile

$ 1,000.00


3.      Reimbursement (payment) for the entrance of pleas in all cases will be made on the basis of Sixty Dollars ($60.00) per hour in court and Fifty Dollars ($50.00) per hour out‑of‑court up to the prescribed maximums for each offense classification.


4. Reimbursement (payment) for reasonable expenses associated with providing representation shall be made when submitted on the attorney's fee certification and approved by the Court. Expenses include, but are not limited to, such items as expert witness fees, polygraph examination costs, long distance phone calls, photocopying, certain travel expenses and other necessary items as approved in the discretion of the Courts.


5.      Additional reimbursement (payment) shall be made for extraordinary cases when approved by the Court. Such reimbursement (payment) shall be made at the rate of Sixty Dollars ($60.00) per hour in court and Fifty Dollars ($50.00) per hour out‑of‑court, whenever a trial continues beyond the following periods:

Aggravated Murder 15 days

Murder 10 days

Felonies 5 days


19. (B) The attorney's certificate when submitted shall include a separate written statement noting that the Court had allowed extraordinary fees with the specific amount of the fee and the time involved indicated.



Adopted by the Board of County Commissioners

January 5, 1989, August 15, 1995 & November 7, 1995, March 28, 2000