Probation...

Probation conditions for the Trumbull County Eastern 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:

      • Obeying all laws; you MUST notify the Probation Department within 72 hours of being arrested, summoned or cited for ANY violation of the law.

      • Reporting to a probation officer as directed promptly at the time and date arranged.

      • Keeping the Probation Officer notified of your current address and telephone number, within 72 hours of the change.

      • Maintaining gainful employment.

      • Paying all court fees.

      • Completing any community service hours as ordered.

      • Refraining from contact with the victim(s) or any known criminal.

      • While operating a vehicle under any Court driving letter, there should not be any measurable amount of any controlled substance or possession of drug paraphernalia except by the prescription of a licensed physician.

      • You cannot or will not purchase, possess, sell, or distribute, or use any controlled substances or be in possession of drug paraphernalia except for those items prescribed by a licensed physician.

      • The results of any required drug testing must be forwarded to the Court’s Probation Department with your authorization.

      • You will pay a probation service fee of $40.00 for reporting or $30.00 for non-reporting payable to the Trumbull Court Eastern Division.

      • You will sign an agreement and abide by all the regulations and rules or any additional requirements that are contained within the agreement.

      • You must complete any counseling as directed.

      • You must submit to random urinalysis testing (for alcohol/drug) and assume the costs of the tests.

      • You will not purchase, or own, or possess, or have under your control any firearm, deadly weapon, or dangerous ordinance as defined in Section 2923.11 of the Ohio Revised Code.

      • You should not possess or consume alcohol before the dates indicated on your probation agreement.

      • You should not enter or attempt to enter any establishment where they serve alcohol by the glass, can, bottle, shot, or pitcher before the dates indicated on your probation agreement.

      • You should not operate a motor vehicle without the privilege to do so.

      • You must complete any court ordered assessments and any and all of their recommendations set forth.

        Click here for a Link to the Drug & Alcohol Evaluation Locations
        Click here for a Link to the Psychological Evaluation Locations

      • You shall sign a release of confidential information from any public or private agency if requested to do so by the Probation Department.

    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 Eastern Court  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:

      • EDUCATION – Defendant is responsible for all costs of the Alcohol Education Program and defendant must complete the course.

      • DIVERSION FEES – Defendant is responsible for the $240.00 (Non-Refundable) diversion fee along with the court costs associated with the dismissal including any attorney fees or jailing fees.

      • SUPERVISED COMMUNITY SERVICE WORK – Twenty (20) hours are required to be completed by the end of the six (6) month probation period and will be monitored by this court Probation Department.

    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 Eastern 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 330-675-7920.

    Click here for the Community Resource approved Resources