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When you arrive at the court, please park in the South lot. The Municipal Court is located on the main level of the city building. When arriving please enter the courtroom and check in with the bailiff.
Upon being called to jury duty, you will be subject to questioning by the judge and trial attorneys. This questioning is Voir Dire (pronounced "vore deer"). Voir Dire is an opportunity to explore your appropriateness for this particular trial. You may be asked questions that seem personal. The questions are not meant to embarrass but to provide information for the final selection of the panel of jurists. You may be excused "for cause" or "peremptory challenges." Jurors who are excused for one case may still be eligible to sit on another.
If you are not able to employ counsel, you may qualify for a court appointed attorney at no cost to you. Court appointed attorneys are usually present in court and in many cases may speak with you the same day.
If you do no qualify for a court appointed attorney and need information about hiring an attorney, you may contact the Butler County Bar Association at 513-896-6671.