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Criminal Division

Adult Felony Division

The Adult Felony Division manages the prosecution of all felony crimes which occur in Butler County. In the event that an indictment is returned by the Butler County Grand Jury, the Common Pleas Court schedules an arraignment, after which a case may be scheduled for trial.

In preparation of trial, a prosecutor must complete discovery, wherein the defense attorney is provided with all evidence the prosecutor intends to use. One of the necessary skills of an assistant prosecutor is the ability to paint a picture of the events in order for a jury to visualize the crime occurring. An assistant prosecutor must be articulate and able to think on their feet. They must be prepared to respond quickly to the unexpected twists and turns of a trial. The ultimate objective is the pursuit of the truth, and when that is achieved, the public has been properly served.

Criminal Non-Support
The Criminal Non-Support Department is a specialized unit of the Prosecutor's Office designated with the sole task of identifying and prosecuting parents who have failed to support their children here in Butler County. Our goal is to bring these individuals to justice in order to recoup outstanding funds owed to the custodial parents who are faced with the burden of raising children without financial assistance.

White Collar Crime
The Butler County Prosecutor's Office White Collar Crime/Consumer Fraud Unit has expanded over the past few years and taken on several challenging cases. The unit has prosecuted numerous cases involving embezzlement, con schemes, consumer fraud, bank fraud, identity fraud, document forgery and other miscellaneous cases.

The Prosecutor's Office plans to further expand the White Collar Crime Unit and sees the prosecution of financial crime as an area of growing responsibility for the office. When businesses, banks, and insurance companies are victimized, it hurts us all.

Area Courts
The Butler County Area Courts handle misdemeanor level cases, as well as the initial stage of felony cases. Each of the three Area Courts only has jurisdiction over cases that arise within their geographical boundaries and each has separate specific boundaries. Where as the municipalities of Hamilton, Fairfield and Middletown have their own prosecutors, the Butler County Prosecutor's Office is responsible for the trying of cases in the Area Courts.

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Domestic Crimes Unit
The Domestic Crimes Unit (DCU) of the Butler County Prosecutor's Office was created to focus attention and resources on the unique dynamics and challenges present when crimes occur in the context of a domestic family environment. Consisting of an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and a Victim Advocate, the DCU prosecutes felony domestic violence (meaning the defendant has at least one prior conviction) and other felony crimes occurring among family or household members.

Note: There are threads of commonality that exist between domestic violence and the abuse of animals. The Domestic Crimes Unit's mission includes prosecuting not only felony domestic violence but also incidents of animal cruelty occurring in Butler County.
 
Child Assault Task Force
The Butler County Prosecutor's Office is an integral part of the county's Child Assault Task Force. The Child Assault Task Force is dedicated to providing a coordinated system for the investigation of reports of child abuse, as well as services to child victims.

Criminal Felony Attorneys
Criminal Non-Support Attorney
White Collar Crime Attorneys
Scott Bissell
Brad Burress
John Heinkel
David Kash
Jon Marshall
Josh Muennich
Dan Phillips

Michael Baker
Child Assault Attorneys
Kelly Heile
Lindsay Sheehan
Dan Ferguson
Gloria Sigman