Preble County, Ohio Prosecutor's OfficeMartin P. Votel, Prosecuting Attorney

Mission

The Mission of the Preble County Prosecutor’s Office

Our mission is to keep the public safe by prosecuting those who commit crimes in Preble County; to offer assistance to victims of crime; to ensure the well-being of children through representation of Children’s Services in Juvenile Court; and to provide effective legal representation to county agencies and boards.

To keep the public safe by prosecuting those who commit crimes in Preble County:

The Criminal Division supports the mission by prosecuting all Preble County felonies cases and all misdemeanors cases occuring in the unincorporated areas of Preble County.  We strive to keep our community safe by prosecuting criminals who victimize our citizens and compromise the safety of our community.   Our team of dedicated and knowledgeable lawyers promote justice by focusing on crime victim’s rights and the attainment of firm but fair criminal dispositions.

To offer assistance to victims of crime:

The Victim Witness Program serves victims of crime in Preble County.  Because it is essential to support those who have been directly affected by crime, the program provides around-the-clock advocacy to victims of crime and their families 365 days a year.  Our advocates assist victims in many ways: they assist in obtaining Civil Protection Orders (CPOs); they act as a liason between victims and prosecuting attorneys; they keep victims informed of court dates and case developments; they offer emotional support to victims and their families throughout the Court process; and much more.

To protect children from abuse, and to ensure the rehabilitation of our juvenile offenders into productive, adult members of society

The Juvenile Division works directly with Preble County Children’s Services to protect the well-being of children in our community.  The Juvenile Division prosecutes all juvenile delinquency complaints and juvenile traffic offenses, and serves as legal counsel for the Children’s Services Division of Job and Family Services.  Our mandate is to protect Preble County children from abuse, negelct, and dependency, and to ensure the rehabilitation of our juvenile offenders into productive, adult members of society.