Probation...

Probation conditions for the Trumbull County Central Court jurisdiction are typical of most Ohio statewide standard probation terms.

If you have been sentenced to the Trumbull County Adult Justice Center, your sentence, or a portion of the sentence, has been suspended temporarily for now to allow you the opportunity to prove that you can modify your current behavior and become a law-abiding citizen.  The opportunity is called Community Control.  Community Control is not a right, but a privilege that the Court is free to allow or deny.  Probation laws impose rules that you must obey.  Your failure to obey them will result in a violation of Community Control and you will return to the Court.

It is the duty of the Probation Officer to make sure that you live by the Conditions of Community Control.  The Probation Officer has the authority and the right to enforce the Conditions of Community Control and to notify the Court of any infractions or violations of these rules.  You will be subject to arrest by your Probation Officer for good cause without a warrant or by any law enforcement officer on the written order of the Chief Probation Officer.

The Judge may order a warrant for your arrest if he deems that you have violated any conditions of your probation. The court may at any time, revoke the Conditions of Community Control for good cause, modify them, or extend the period of probation.  If your probation is revoked, the original sentence may be re-imposed and you will be committed to the Trumbull County Adult Justice Center.

There are basically many special conditions for probation.  The following are some of the special terms of probation:

Restitution:

A payment plan can be established if you cannot pay your restitution in full.  The payment plan may be accepted by the Trumbull County Court Central Judge.   The probation officer will help with the determination of how much and when the payments can be made.  The probation officer will make the determination after a review of the debtor’s income is established and what outstanding expenses need to be honored.

Payment for restitution should be provided to the clerk’s office in the form of a check, cash, or money order.  Check and money order should be payable to Trumbull County Court.

The debtor is responsible for the timeliness and manner of payment.  Failure to make payments will be a violation of the debtor’s probation.

 
Diversion Program:

This program has been developed to allow first time offenders who have been charged with underage possession, and/or consumption of alcohol, theft offenses and other various offenses, the opportunity to avoid a criminal conviction. It is only applicable to individuals who have no prior criminal convictions.  The court will determine whether or not an individual is qualified for the diversion program.

This program is a privilege and must be completed within six (6) months.  All requirements must be completed and failure to complete the requirements will result in the case being referred back to the court for prosecution.

Requirements if deemed eligible, are as follows:

If defendant agrees to participate in the diversion program, defendant waives their rights to a speedy trial.  The additional time is needed to complete this program.

ONLY INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE TAKING RESPONSIBILTY FOR THEIR NEGATIVE ACTIONS NEED APPLY TO THIS PROGRAM.

DIVERSION WAS INITIATED TO BRING ABOUT A BEHAVIOR CHANGE THROUGH EDUCATION, AWARENESS, AND SERVICE.

Behavioral Connections:

The Trumbull County Court Central sentences most of its alcohol or drug related offenses to be assessed by the court counselor to determine if further assessment is required.

First time DUI offenders will be referred to a 72-hour Driver Intervention Program at various locations.  (See Probation Officer for further information.)

The program allows the individuals the ability to participate in a victim/offender panel that brings the offenders face-to-face with the consequences of drinking and driving.  

Community Service Resources for Trumbull County:

There are various approved non-profit organizations that will provide the defendant the opportunity to complete his/her community service work.  The Probation Department can verify whether the location is acceptable for Community Service.  If you have questions about the resources please call the Probation Department at 330-675-2284 or 330-675-2292.

Click here for the Community Resource Approved Resources.