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Thursday, November 09, 2023

Adult Felony

The Adult Felony Division manages the prosecution of all general felony crimes which occur in Butler County.  Felonies are crimes punishable by a year or more in prison and include such crimes as robbery, burglary, arson, and murder.  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 either various motion hearings and/or 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 articulate clearly and be 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.

Adult Felony Assistant Prosecutors
Brad Burress (Chief)
Kraig Chadrick
John Hatcher
Mike Hon
Jon Marshall
Josh Muennich
Katie Pridemore
Phil  Yowler