If you are subpoenaed to court as a victim or witness and you do not appear, the judge assigned to the case may not permit a continuance and the case will be dismissed. If you are the defendant and you fail to appear in court, a warrant will be issued for your arrest.
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The County Prosecutor handles adult felony charges and all juvenile cases; for misdemeanor charges, please contact Xenia Municipal Court or Fairborn Municipal Court. For juvenile cases, please contact our juvenile division.
The Prosecutor’s Office is not permitted to provide legal advice to the general public. If you seek more information, you may contact the Greene County Public Defender’s Office at 937-562-5041 or Legal Aid of Western Ohio at 937-449-8131.
If you are the victim of a crime or believe a crime has occurred, please contact your local police agency. The police will investigate and present the case to the Prosecutor’s Office for review. Please note that you cannot drop charges; only the assistant prosecuting attorney, with the judge’s permission, can dismiss criminal charges.
If you received a subpoena, you are required by law to appear as instructed. A subpoena is an order by a Court requiring you to appear for a scheduled court date. If you refuse to appear, the Court does have the authority to issue an order for your arrest. If you have been subpoenaed to testify in a trial for felony charges and have questions, the Greene County Prosecutor’s office will be happy to assist you. Please have your subpoena in hand and call (937) 562-5250 for assistance.