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Ottawa County

58th District Court

Grand Haven | Holland | Hudsonville


 … dedicated to responding to the matters that bring you to the 58th District Court in a fair, courteous and timely manner. 


Chief Judge Bradley S. Knoll


Sobriety Treatment Program

"Saving Lives, Reuniting Families & Improving Communities."

Grand Haven  |   Holland  |   Hudsonville  |   Frequently Asked Questions  |   Participant Documents

Alma Valenzuela, Program Coordinator
avalenzuela@miottawa.org
Phone: (616) 355-4314


Grand Haven

Judge Craig Bunce

Grand Haven District Court
414 Washington Ave.
Grand Haven, Michigan 49417

Review Times
Tuesdays 3:00pm - 4:00pm

For the Grand Haven program, Email or Fax applications to:
Ottawa County Prosecutor
Att: Jon Scheuerle
414 Washington Ave, Room 120
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Fax: (616) 846-8178

Probation Officer:
Kendra Sheffield
ksheffield@miottawa.org
Phone: (616) 846-8268

2020 Grand Haven Review Session Schedule
January 7
January 21
February 4
February 18
March 3
March 17
March 31
April 14
April 28
May 12
May 26
June 9
June 23
July 7
July 21
August 4
August 18
September 1
September 15
September 29
October 13
October 27
November 10
November 24
December 8
December 22

Holland

Judge Susan Jonas

Holland District Court
85 W. 8th St.
Holland, MI 49423

Review Times
Wednesdays 10:00am - 11:00 am &
Wednesdays 4:00pm - 5:00pm

For the Holland program Mail or Fax applications to:
Ottawa County Prosecutor
Att: Lee Fisher
85 West 8th Street, Suite 130
Holland, MI 49423
Fax: (616) 355-4336

Probation Officers:
Leticia Gonzalez-Ortiz
lgonzalez-ortiz@miottawa.org
Phone: (616) 355-4352

Natalie Martinez
nmartinez@miottawa.org
Phone: (616) 355-4318

2020 Holland Review Session Schedule
January 8 3 weeks
January 22
February 5
February 19
March 4
March 18
April 1
April 15
April 29
May 13
May 20 1 week
June 3
June 17
July 1
July 15
July 29
August 19 (3 weeks)
August 26 (1 week)
September 9
September 23
October 7
October 21
November 4
November 18
December 2
December 16
December 30

Hudsonville

Judge Judith Mulder

Hudsonville District Court
3100 Port Sheldon, Hudsonville, MI 49426

Review Times
Mondays 3:30pm - 4:30pm

For the Hudsonville program Email or Fax applications to:
Ottawa County Prosecutor
Att: Jay Tubergen
85 W 8th Street, Suite 130
Holland, MI 49423
Fax: (616) 355-4336

Probation Officer:
Tracey Lehnen
tlehnen@miottawa.org
Phone: (616) 662-6077

2020 Hudsonville Review Session Schedule
January 6
January 20
February 3
February 17
March 2
March 16
March 30
April 13
April 27
May 11
May 18 (1 week)
June 1
June 15
June 29
July 13
July 27
August 3 (1 week)
August 17
August 31
September 14
September 28
October 12
October 26
November 9
November 23
December 7
December 21

FAQ

  • What is the Sobriety Treatment Program (STP)?
    • A program for individuals with OWI-II convictions.
    • Assistance to maintain an alcohol/drug free lifestyle.
    • A team approach for supervision.
    • Regular court appearances.
    • A combination of incentives and sanctions to change behavior.
    • Substance abuse treatment.
    • An opportunity to make positive lifestyle changes.
  • Who is eligible for STP?
    • Defendant must be an Ottawa County resident or residing within the Court's jurisdiction. Transfers are accepted from other counties as long as the defendant resides in Ottawa County.
    • The defendant must have a serious pattern of substance abuse or dependency.
    • The offense is alcohol or drug related or where the offense had an underlying substance abuse issue.
    • The defendant may not have a history of violent offenses.
    • All defendants who request entrance into the STP must enter a guilty plea to a misdemeanor or felony punishable by at least one year in jail. Preference is given to OWI-II and OWI-III offenders.
  • Why participate in STP?
    • Possible No jail or reduced jail.
    • Extended time to pay court fines/costs
    • Treatment for your substance abuse problem
    • Assistance with needs that your family may encounter.
    • Continuous support to help in your alcohol/drug free lifestyle.
    • Possible restricted license for OWI-II and OWI-III offenses.
  • What are the program requirements?

      The defendant

      a. Must agree to cooperate with and complete a preadmissions screening and evaluation process as determined by the 58th District Court.

      b. Must be an Ottawa County resident, or within the court’s jurisdiction.

      c. May not have a violent criminal history or a felony weapon conviction.

      d. Must enter a guilty plea to a one year misdemeanor with the transferring court prior to program entry. Preference is given to OWI 2nd cases.

      e. Must sign a written agreement to participate in the Sobriety Treatment Program.

      *Transfers from other jurisdictions are accepted as long as the program is not at capacity, the defendant meets all requirements, and is an Ottawa County resident.

  • How to participate in STP?
    The prosecutor is the "gatekeeper" for determining who is legally eligible for entry into the program.
    Attorneys, or potential participants, must fill out an application screening form and submit it to the prosecutor's office for review.

    If the candidate passes the legal screening, the prosecutor's office will notify the Probation Department, who will then schedule an interview with the potential participant.
  • How will I be notified of acceptance or denial into the program?
    The probation department will send a notice of approval to the defense attorney or defendant. The Court will also be notified to schedule a sentence date on the next possible opening, which could be within a week.
  • Review Sessions

    Participants are required to appear in court on a regular basis. The number of times depends on the phase the participant is in. Review sessions for the Holland program are held every other Wednesday. Review sessions for the Grand Haven program are held every other Tuesday. Review sessions are open to the public.

Participant Documents

Application for Screening
Participant Agreement
Participant Agreement Spanish
MOU for Out of County Transfers