FILING A MOTION PRO SE

The City Clerk's Office cannot give you legal advice.

If you have an active WARRANT, stop and read below!  You cannot complete these forms.

  • If you have an active warrant and a Public Defender, please call the Public Defender's office for more instructions 812-462-3309
  • If you have an active warrant and do NOT have an attorney or public defender, please call the City Clerk's Office 812-244-2103 or come into the office to have a hearing date set.

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.You are limited to 340 characters when entering a "reason". 

Please do not submit documents with additional characters.

ALL FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE 3:00PM ON A WORKDAY
Failure to submit the form prior to 3:00 p.m. may result in the form not being processed until after your scheduled court hearing.

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A defendant that is not represented by an attorney or public defender may file a motion on their case pro se.  
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You may need the following information in order to submit an electronic motion:
Case number(s)
Amount due
Next court date
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Case information can be found at Mycase.in.gov.
Please note, some case information from cases prior to 8/29/2011 is not available online.  You may need to contact the City Clerk's Office at 812-244-2103 Monday through Friday 8am to 4pm excluding holidays.
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PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY:

-You will submit one form per case.
-You cannot list multiple cases on a form.
-If you fail to complete the form completely or accurately, the form will NOT be processed. 
-You will be contacted by telephone or US Postal Mail if there are issues with your form(s).
-You will NOT be contacted by email.  
-Calling the City Clerk's Office will NOT make the process faster.
-Any orders from the court will be mailed to the defendant.
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By submitting the form you are stating:
The person submitting the form is the defendant
The information submitted is accurate and true
You are submitting this form without legal representation
The City Clerk's Office has not given you legal advice on how to proceed
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You must enter the CASE NUMBER correctly.  Your submission will be rejected if you fail to enter the case number correctly.  

Do NOT enter 84H01

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Case Number Format is 84H01####CM###### for Misdemeanor cases

Case Number Format is 84H01####IF###### for Infraction cases.

You must enter a number where # is shown above.  DASHES ARE NOT ALLOWED.

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You must select a form to submit.  Below is a description of typical situations a defendant would file a motion.  Click the form name to continue to the electronic form.  

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.NOTE:  If you wish to receive text messages reminding you of upcoming hearing dates, be sure to check the box on the form requesting text messages be sent.

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Have a case with a Default Judgment?

If you have a case that has a Default Judgment entered and you wish to appear in court, you will need to file a MOTION TO SET HEARING form. 

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Have a case that is referred Failure To Appear?

If you have a case that is referred Failure To Appear and it is a court required case, you will need to file a MOTION TO SET HEARING form. 

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Have a warrant issued for your arrest? 
If you have an active warrant, please see information at the top of the page

Do NOT complete any online forms.

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Need a continuance for your court hearing currently scheduled? 
Use the MOTION FOR CONTINUANCE form
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Want to plead not guilty on your non-court required case? 
Use the ENTRY OF DENIAL form

NOTE: If you are currently scheduled to appear in court, you cannot use this form.  You must appear in court.

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Have a financial situation that prohibits you from paying your court costs and fines? 
Use the PETITION TO VACATE FINES/COSTS form
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Your case must meet one of the following criteria in order to use this form:

-You have already appeared in court and have been assessed court costs/fines

-You have a default judgment entered against your case

-You have a case referred for Failure To Pay

CURRENTLY MASKS ARE REQUIRED IN CITY COURT.  YOU MUST ALSO  MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING.  Only the defendant, their legal counsel, and their parent/guardian if under the age of 18, are allowed in the courtroom during a court session.