Parma Municipal Court
Municipal Courtís Probation Department oversees all persons on 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.
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 or treatment, random drug or alcohol screening,
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
General Rules of Probation
am not to violate the laws of the United States,
laws of the State of Ohio,
or the Ordinances of any villages or municipality therein. If I am arrested or
questioned by law enforcement, I am to contact the Probation Department
will not leave the State of Ohio
without permission of the Probation Department or the Court.
will not possess, use, purchase, or have under my control any narcotic drug or
other controlled substance, including any instrument, device or other object
used to administer drugs or prepare them for administration, unless it is
lawfully prescribed for me by a licensed physician.† I agree to inform my Probation Officer
promptly of any such prescriptions and I agree to submit to drug testing if
required by the Adult Probation Department and/or the Court.
will avoid alcohol and un-prescribed drugs and shall associate with only
will maintain a regular residence and will inform the Probation Department of
any contemplated change before it is made.
shall work regularly at a lawful occupation, unless disabled, and support my
legal dependents, if any.† If unemployed,
I will actively seek employment or enter a skill upgrading program when
possible or available.† I will notify my
Probation Officer of any change in my employment status.
will keep in regular contact with my Probation Officer both by phone, at least
once per month, and face to face according with my classification.† I will keep all appointments as scheduled
with my Probation Officer.
will not purchase, own, possess or have under my control a deadly weapon or
firearm, as defined in O.R.C.2923.11.
am to pay all fines or if eligible, participate in the Work Service in lieu of
Fines Program.† I am to pay all court
costs and all restitution within a period of time specified by the Court.
10.†††† I also agree to and will follow any Special Conditions imposed
by the Court or the Adult Probation Department.
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.
Probation Department is open Monday through Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 P.M.,
but Probation reporting is typically done on Thursdays and Fridays only.
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.
Restitution Program accepts payments from the defendants via cash, money order,
MasterCard, Discover, or VISA, and forwards payments to the victims.
- Frequently Asked Questions
What is probation?
How long will I be placed on probation?
is an alternative to incarceration. The length of probation is determined by
the judge at the time of sentencing.
What is the
difference between Active and Inactive probation?
probation means that you must report to your probation officer. Generally, you
will report once per month. Inactive probation means that you need not report
to your probation officer during the balance of your probation.
Who is my probation
Probation Officer will be assigned by the judge at the time of sentencing. At
the Parma Municipal Court, Probation Officers are assigned based on your last
How does House
Arrest is an alternative to jail, which permits a Defendant to remain at home
instead of being sentenced to jail.† The
defendant wears an electronic monitoring device to ensure compliance. The
defendant pays for the cost of the monitoring device.† The Judge will determine the times and
conditions during which the defendant may be released from home, including
release for employment, Court or Probation appearances, medical needs, school,
or such other times as the Judge will determine. †In the event of a violation of the permitted
release hours, the device automatically notifies the Court.† Some House Arrest units may also include an
alcohol feature, which can monitor any consumption of alcohol by the defendant.
How does the
Ignition Interlock work? How much does it cost?
Ignition Interlock device is a device which is attached to an automobile on a
temporary basis, the length of time of which is determined by the Judge.† The Defendant pays for the cost of this
device. The driver must periodically blow into the interlock machine, which is
installed in his/her vehicle. If any alcohol is detected on the driverís
breath, the interlock machine will shut the car off, or will not permit it to
be started.† If the interlock system is
ordered, the defendant will receive specific information about it when
arranging his/her driving privileges with the probation officer.
If my license has
been suspended by this court as a result of a DUI conviction, how can I obtain
the Judge will grant privileges at the time of sentencing.† You will receive a Driving Slip which you
must carry on your person at all times when driving.† If you were not granted privileges, then a
request at a later time must be done in writing, filed in the case.† The Judge will then decide on your
request.† Any changes to any driving
privileges must also be in writing.† If
you have other suspensions from other Courts, their privileges must match
privileges granted by this Court.†† If
the other Court does not grant privileges, then any privileges granted by this
Court are void, as long as the other Court does not grant driving
privileges.†† Also, if you have
suspensions from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, they void any privileges granted
by this Court until cleared.† To see if
you have to clear other suspensions, you may get this information from the
Bureau of Motor Vehicles, by visiting www.ohiobmv.com.† In some situations an Entry may be needed
from this Court to permit you to go to the BMV to clear other suspensions.† If this is necessary, then you should contact
your Probation Officer for this Entry.
May I perform
community service in lieu of paying my fines and court costs?
may grant the defendant the opportunity to perform community service in lieu of
paying fines and costs. The Judge will give a per hour credit towards this for
hours of work service performed.†† The
probation department schedules community service.† The Court cannot give work service credit for
amounts owed for restitution.
Are appointments for
the Probation Department available on Saturday or Sunday?
Probation Department is open from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday through
Friday, but Probation Reporting is typically done on Thursdays and
Do you have a ďFirst
How many points are
on my driving record?
number of points accumulated on a personís driving record can be found by
contacting the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. A link to the Ohio Department of
Public Safety is on the "LINKS" page,†
which is www.ohiobmv.com.
Can I have my DUI
Traffic offense convictions cannot be expunged.