I have been placed on probation. Now what?
You will be required to report, in person, to the probation department on a
regular basis, generally at least once a month.
Where do I go for probation appointments?
Go to the second floor of the Tiffin Municipal Court, 51 East
Market Street, Room 210, Tiffin, Ohio.
What if I miss an appointment?
Contact the probation department immediately explaining the
reason for your absence and request a new reporting date.
What if I receive a notice of a probation violation?
You must report for the hearing on the date and time stated on the notice.
You are entitled to be represented by an attorney at the hearing and may
request the appointment of counsel if you are unable to afford an attorney.
What do I do if I change my address
or telephone number?
You must provide the probation officer with written notice of your
new address and telephone number as well as name change.
house arrest work?
The defendant is under supervision of the Tiffin
Municipal Court, but remains in his/her residence instead of being
incarcerated. The defendant may leave only to go to work. The defendant
wears an electronic monitor device to insure compliance. The defendant’s
cost for the program is a $50.00 to $100.00 installation fee and
$10.00 per day of house arrest.
What is the SCRAM unit?
The SCRAM unit
is an alcohol monitor worn on the defendant’s
ankle which measures alcohol intake through the defendant’s
pores. The defendant is forbidden
to drink while wearing the monitor and is under direct
supervision of the court. The initial cost of the program is $259.00
for equipment rental, hookup and first week’s service, and
$84.00 a week thereafter throughout the duration of the program.
The $100.00 equipment rental fee is refundable when the
equipment is returned in the same condition as when it was obtained.
How does ignition
interlock work? How much does it costs?
is installed on the vehicle the defendant will be driving while
under suspension. The defendant is taught how to breathe into
the machine to make the vehicle start. The driver must also periodically
blow into the interlock machine which is installed on their vehicle.
If any alcohol is detected on the driver’s breath, the interlock
machine will shut the car off. The cost of the system
is $128.10 for the installation fee and first month’s rental
and $85.50 per month, along with a $26.69 removal fee and a $53.38
violation lockout fee.
*** If any of these systems are ordered, the defendant will sit
with the probation officer and fill out all necessary paperwork ***
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