The Medina Bail Bonds office covers Medina Court of Common Pleas, the city of Medina Municipal Court and Wadsworth Municipal Court.
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Medina Court of Common Pleas93 Public Square,
|James L. Kimbler — (330) 725-9736|
|Barbara Porzio — (330) 764-8736 – BPorzio@medinacommonpleas.com|
|Karen Barnes — (330) 725-9735 – KBarnes@Medinacommonpleas.com|
|Linda Gerberich— (330) 725-9736 – LGerberich@Medinacommonpleas.com|
Court Reporter :
|Leeanne Haswell — (330) 725-9739 – LHaswell@medinacommonpleas.com|
Court Fax Number :
Judge Dale H. Chase
Clerk of Court Nancy L. Abbott
Chief Magistrate Charles T. Lawrie
Magistrate Linda A. Leggett
Magistrate Diane Dougherty
Court Administrator Lori A. Henry
|Bailiff’s OfficeCarl F. Medina – Bailiff, Warrant EnforcementWilliam Saus – Deputy Bailiff – Judge’s Bailiff, Driving Privileges
Patricia Lavery – Deputy Bailiff – Magistrate’s Bailiff, Driving Privileges
David Rizzo – Deputy Bailiff – Service of Civil Papers, Evictions and Attachments
Kimberly Province – Deputy Bailiff – General Duties, Driving Privileges
(330) 723-7313, (330) 225-0217
MEDINA MUNICIPAL COURT’S PROBATION DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT:
We are a distinctive team of professionals committed to supporting and serving offenders, the court, and our growing community. We provide effective service to meet the needs of those we serve and to achieve the goal of offender rehabilitation. We serve the community and the justice system in a compassionate and responsible manner.
GENERAL FUNCTIONS OF THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT
Defendants in criminal and traffic cases who are found guilty of misdemeanors of the 4th up to the 1st degree (M-4 through M-1) are usually referred to the Probation Department for a presentence interview and report. These will be done prior to a sentencing hearing being scheduled. Presentence interviews are routinely scheduled for a separate appointment one to three weeks following the date of the plea or trial.
As a general rule, the probation department does not schedule individual interviews for persons convicted of 1st and 2nd DUI offenses. Persons with these convictions are directed to supply written information to the probation department in advance of their sentencing hearings which are scheduled for a later date. The written information provided by defendants is used to compile an abbreviated version of the Presentence Report for the judge’s benefit prior to imposition of sentence.
NOTE: In addition to providing background information to the probation department, 1st offense DUI defendants are directed to attend a 72- Hour Driver Intervention Program in Medina County prior to their sentencing hearings.
The department provides monitoring of probationers at various levels ranging from non-reporting to intensive supervision. Levels are assigned at the time of sentencing, but can be adjusted as warranted throughout the probation period. The supervision division monitors offender compliance with court ordered counseling, treatment, community service, drug testing, and the like. Supervising probation officers direct probationers to various agencies for these purposes. Officers also track further criminal activity of offenders and initiate show cause or probation violation proceedings as warranted. In some instances bench warrants for probation violations are issued by the judge at the request of a probation officer.
|Marirose Power||Chief Probation Officer|
|Molly Kafer||Presentence reports, general supervision|
|Melanie Stroup (part time)||General supervision, group reporting|
|Gene Merinar||Presentence reports, general supervision|
|Paula Foutz||Presentence reports, general supervision|
|Ivan Petrovic||Intensive supervision|
|Renee Thomas (part time)||Department Secretary|
|Amy Darr (part time)||Department Secretary|
|Madeline Kiss||ISP Secretary|
The probation offices are located in the lower level of the Municipal Court building. Questions regarding probation procedures may be directed to Chief Probation Officer Marirose Power.
PROBATION – THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND THE SANCTION
Probation, pro-ba’-shon, n. act of proving; proof, trial; period of trial novitiate. –Webster’s Expanded Dictionary 1989
The rehabilitative community based sanction of probation seeks to restore an offender to “good standing” within the society which he has wronged by his illegal acts. In this sense it is the most hopeful of sanctions. Individual offenders must prove to be capable of correcting their behavior so as to continue a productive, responsible life in the community. Terms of probation imposed by the Court are the required, minimum standards by which the “proof” is measured. Probation officers monitor and facilitate compliance with the Court’s orders (i.e. conditions).
Probation conditions come in two forms. Standard conditions are generally applicable to all persons placed on probation and are mandated by the State statute and/or individual court policy. Standard conditions include requirements of reporting as directed, having no new offenses, and notifying the court of changes in residence or employment. Specialized conditions are imposed with careful consideration of the instant offense, criminal/traffic history and (in most instances) the social history of the individual. Specialized conditions may include required participation in treatment programs, or an order to pay restitution to a victim.
If, over a period of time, an individual refrains from criminal behavior, meaningfully participates in treatment/educational programs, and addresses all other orders of the court in a responsible and conscientious manner, he is considered to have successfully completed probation. Society and the individual each benefit from this restorative process. Those who violate probation are considered for more involved sanctions such as incarceration, which includes elements of incapacitation and punishment. These measures are taken for the protection of the community so that it may not suffer, at least for a time, from the negative consequences of any continuing antisocial and criminal behavior displayed by its own members.
Marirose Power, Chief Probation Officer
If someone has been arrested and a bond must be posted for the arrested person to be allowed to go home until it is time to appear in Court, find out what type of bond must be posted and how much money must be paid.
TYPES OF BONDS:
- Surety Bond: Posted by a professional bonding company which guarantees the defendant’s appearance in Court.
- Cash Bond: The full amount of the bond set by the Court must be paid. When the case is completed, the entire amount will be refunded.
- 10% Bond: The amount required to pay is 10% of the amount of the bond. (If the bond amount is set at $5,000, the amount you are required to pay is $500.) When the case is completed, the Court keeps 10% of the amount posted and refunds the rest. (e.g, Of the $500 bond, the Court keeps $50 and $450 is refunded.)
THINGS YOU MUST KNOW:
- If you post a bond for someone and you want to make sure you (and you only) can get the money back, make sure you are named on the receipt as the person who posted bond.
- If you are not named and the receipt is written in the name of the arrested person, that person will be able to use the money toward his fine and costs and the balance will be refunded to the arrested person.
- Your money will not be refunded until the case is completely finished. This may take several months.
David B. Wadsworth, Clerk of Courts
Medina County Courthouse
93 Public Square
Medina, OH 44256
Monday-Friday: 8am – 4:30pm
Brunswick/Hinckley 330-225-7100 Ext.9722
Wadsworth 330-336-6657 Ext.9722
GENERAL OFFICE HOURS FOR COUNTY DEPARTMENTS:
MONDAY – FRIDAY, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
BRUNSWICK, HINCKLEY: 330-225-7100
WADSWORTH, AKRON: 330-336-6657
By E-Mail: E-Mail Medina County
Dean Holman, the Medina County Prosecutor, commonly called the Prosecuting Attorney, is the chief attorney for Medina County, Ohio. The Medina County Prosecutor supervises a staff of 15 assistant prosecutors and support personnel. The office is divided into two main divisions: Civil and Criminal.
Medina County Prosecutor
72 Public Square
Medina, OH 44256
Brunswick/Hinckley: 330-225-7100 Ext. 9536
Wadsworth: 330-336-6657 Ext. 9536
Civil Division: 330-723-9539
Criminal Division: 330-723-9535
Child Support Enforcement: 330-723-9546
Juvenile Division: 330-764-8399
Victim Assistance: 330-723-9537
Wadsworth Municipal Court
120 Maple Street
Wadsworth, OH 44281-1870
Phone: 330-335-1596, FAX: 330-335-2723
Office Hours: Monday – Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Cities and Towns in Medina county:
- Briarwood Beach
- Chippewa Lake
- Chippewa on the Lake
- Gloria Glens
- River Corners
- Valley City