DEFENDANT’S ADVISEMENT OF RIGHTS
I am charged with a criminal offense that carries a possible jail sentence. I understand that I have the following rights:
1) I am presumed innocent of any charge until the charge is proven beyond a reasonable doubt;
2) I have a right to a speedy trial. If I am held in jail before trial, I must be brought to trial within 60 days after the date of my arraignment. If I am released from jail before trial, I must be brought to trial within 90 days after the date of my arraignment;
3) I have a constitutional right to a jury trial unless I specifically give up that right by signing a jury trial waiver;
4) I have a right at trial to see, hear, and question all witnesses called to testify against me;
5) I have a right to call witnesses on my behalf. I may have the court subpoena witnesses to appear and testify at no prior expense to me;
6) I have a right to testify on my own behalf. I also have a right to remain silent and not give testimony or present any evidence in my defense. My silence cannot be used against me;
7) I have the right to be represented by a lawyer of my own choosing at all proceedings. If, after I am screened, it is determined that I cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for me. Even though I do not have an attorney at arraignment, I do not waive my right to an attorney at any later proceeding. I understand that I may ask to screen for a public defender at the front counter;
8) If I feel like I cannot have a fair trial because of the bias or prejudice of a particular judge, I have the right to ask for a different judge within 10 days of actual notice of assignment to that judge. I am only entitled to one change of judge;
9) I have the right of appeal from any Judgment of Guilty entered by this Court. To begin the appeal, I must file a written Notice of Appeal in this court within 30 days of the Judgment;
10) If I plead Guilty, I give up all of the rights listed above except the right of representation by an attorney.
I have read the above rights and understand them.