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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

(616) 355-4314

Grand Haven


Judge Craig Bunce

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

Review Times
  • Tuesdays 3:00pm to 4:00pm
For the Grand Haven program, Email or Fax applications to:
  • Ottawa County Prosecutor
    Att: Lee Fisher
    414 Washington Ave, Room 120
    Grand Haven, MI 49417
    Fax: (616) 355-4336
Probation Officer

2024 Grand Haven Review Session Schedule

January 9
January 23
February 6
February 20
March 5
March 19
April 2
April 16
April 30
May 14
May 28
June 11
June 25
July 9
July 23
August 6
August 20
September 3
September 17
October 1
October 15
October 29
November 12
November 26
December 10
January 7, 2025

Holland


Judge Juanita Bocanegra

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

Review Times
  • Wednesdays 10:00am - 11:00am & 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
  • Kevin Rahn
    (616) 355-4316
  • JP Tallent
    (616) 355-4328

2024 Holland Review Session Schedule

January 10
January 24
February 7
February 21
March 6
March 20
April 3
April 17
May 1
May 15
May 29
June 12
June 26
July 10
July 24
August 7
August 21
September 4
September 18
October 2
October 16
October 30
November 13
November 27
December 11
January 8, 2025

Hudsonville


Judge Judith Mulder

Hudsonville District Court
3100 Port Sheldon, Hudsonville, MI 49426

Review Times
  • Mondays 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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

2024 Hudsonville Review Session Schedule

January 8
January 22
February 5
February 19
March 4
March 18
April 1
April 15
April 29
May 13
June 10
June 24
July 8
July 22
August 5
August 19
September 16
September 30
October 14
October 28
November 11
November 25
December 9
January 6, 2025

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