Phone: (419) 448-3073
The Tiffin/Fostoria Municipal Court's Probation Department oversees all persons placed on probation as the result of a traffic or criminal conviction. It is the goal of probation to monitor compliance with the sentence imposed by the judge, thereby reducing involvement of further criminal activity. The Deputy Probation Officers are Jarron Theis, Kyle Stump and Erika Mackling.
Probation officers assess the needs of the defendant and monitor the compliance of their terms of probation, as determined by the court. Conditions of probation can include paying restitution, alcohol and mental health assessments, counseling and community service. Defendants are assigned to a probation officer who will supervise the conditions of their probation and provide assistance in complying with those conditions. The standard rules of probation are provided for your convenience, but you are urged to remember that these are the standard conditions and the judge may impose additional conditions.
Standard Terms of Probation
- Probationer shall not violate any federal, state or local law which carries a possible jail sentence upon conviction. Probationer must notify the Probation Department of any contact with law enforcement immediately.
- Probationer must notify the Clerk of Court and the Probation Department of any change in probationer’s place of residence or contact information, including phone numbers.
- Probationer must follow all of the Probation Department’s instructions and rules. This includes attending all counselling sessions, meetings, and probation appointments as requested by the Probation Department and/or Judge of the Municipal Court.
- Probationer must sign all necessary release of information forms with any agency involved in the probationer’s court-ordered requirements. You shall timely and successfully complete any treatment, program, community service, and/or other requirements as ordered by the Court.
- Probationer agrees to submit to urinalysis, breathalyzer or blood test when requested to do so by the Probation Department and/or Judge of the Municipal Court.
- Probationer may not operate a motor vehicle unless he/she has a valid operator’s license and current proof of insurance.
- Probationer may not possess, use, distribute or have under his/her control any illegal drugs, narcotics, controlled substances or instruments/paraphernalia except as prescribed by a licensed physician.
- Probationer must pay his/her fines/costs, probation supervision fees, and restitution as ordered by the Probation Department and/or Judge of the Municipal Court.
- Probationer must pay the cost associated with attending outpatient treatment, inpatient treatment, and/or medically assisted treatment (MAT/Vivitrol) as ordered by the Probation Department and/or Judge of the Municipal Court.
- Probationer must report to the required jail to serve his/her sentence oon the date and time as ordered by the Probation Department and/or Judge of the Municipal Court.
- THE PROBATIONER SHALL SUBMIT TO BEING STOPPED AND A SEARCH OF HIS/HER PERSON, VEHICLE, OR RESIDENCE BY ANY AUTHORIZED PROBATION OFFICER OR APA OFFICER WITH SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY OVER YOU, AS WELL AS THOSE WHOSE ARE ENNGAGED WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THEIR DUTIES OR RESPONSIBILITIES. IF AN OFFICER HAS REASONABLE GROUNDS TO BELIEVE YOU ARE NOT ABIDING BY THE LAW OR ARE OTHERWISE NOT COMPLYING WITH THE CONDITIONS OF YOUR PROBATION.
Defendants on probation are required to meet with their probation officer on the assigned date and time. Failure to report may result in a violation of probation.
The Probation Department is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The restitution program ensures that defendants are making restitution to their victims in a safe and accountable manner. The program establishes what losses were incurred and establishes a payment schedule with the defendant to ensure the restitution is made prior to the termination of probation.
The restitution program accepts payments from the defendants via cash, money order, check, MasterCard or VISA and forwards payments to the victims.
Questions regarding restitution should be directed to the Probation Department at 419-448-3073.
Frequently Asked Questions
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