Vandalia Municipal Court’s Alcohol Diversion Program
Vandalia Municipal Court maintains an Alcohol Diversion Program, which according to the record is the only remaining judicially-established alcohol diversion program in Ohio. State v. Webb, 2012-Ohio-2962. Individuals charged with a first offense OVI face a review by the city prosecutor. If the prosecutor deems the charge to be worthy of consideration for the Alcohol Diversion Program, then the case is sent to the Vandalia Municipal Court Probation Department. There, the offender is further screened for eligibility by the probation staff. If, after receiving a recommendation from both the prosecutor and the probation screening, the offender is required to enter a conditional plea of guilty to an OVI offense, pay a substantial diversion fee, attend and complete a 72 hour alcohol education program and not re-offend. If these rigorous conditions are met, then the offense will be dismissed. If an offender does not successfully complete the Alcohol Diversion Program (as clearly spelled out in the Alcohol Diversion Program plea form), then the plea of guilty to the OVI offense is accepted by the trial court and sentence is carried out according to law.
Vandalia Municipal Court’s jurisdiction serves approximately 83.5 square miles, which includes the Cities of Vandalia, Englewood, Clayton, Union and the Townships of Harrison and Butler, located in the Montgomery County, Ohio. The Court is located on the 2nd floor of the Justice Center at 245 James E. Bohanan Memorial Drive, Vandalia, Ohio. The Court operates Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The honorable Cynthia M. Heck is the elected judge of the Vandalia Municipal Court and will preside over your case. You may also appear before the Vandalia Municipal Court Magistrates: Bonnie Beaman Rice and Fred M. Izenson. Listed below is some very helpful links to the Vandalia Municipal Court.
- To visit the Vandalia Municipal Court’s useful and informative website, please click HERE.
- For Court Contact Information visit HERE.
- Court Rules are located HERE.
- You can make a payment to the court HERE.
- Look up Public Records (Case Look-up) HERE.
- Learn more about the Court’s Probation Department HERE.
- Access Court Forms HERE.
Vandalia OVI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio. He has the credentials and the experience to win your Vandalia OVI case and has made himself Dayton’s choice for drunk driving defense. Contact Charles Rowland by phone at (937) 318-1384 or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263). If you need assistance after hours, call the 24/7 DUI Hotline at (937) 776-2671. You can have DaytonDUI at your fingertips by downloading the DaytonDUI Android App (here) or have DaytonDUI sent directly to your mobile device by texting DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500. Follow DaytonDUI on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pheed and Pintrest or get RSS of the Ohio DUI blog. You can email CharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or visit his office at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324. “All I do is DUI defense.”