Forfeitures


Supervising Prosecuting Attorney
Melinda Rinehart(513) 946-3267
Fax : (513) 946-3021


Since 1986, the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office has maintained an Asset Seizure and Forfeiture Unit, which currently handles more than 500 cases per year.

Property which is used to facilitate the commission of criminal acts or which constitutes the proceeds from criminal activity, is subject to seizure and forfeiture to the seizing law enforcement agencies. Annually, many thousands of dollars are seized and forfeited from drug traffickers and other criminal enterprises.

Environmental Unit


Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Nee Fong Chin(513) 946-3042
Fax : (513) 946-3018


The goal of the Environmental Division is to aid in the maintenance and protection of our public health and environment in Hamilton County.

In doing so, the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office represents the Hamilton County General Health District, which is comprised of five main divisions: Environmental Health, Water Quality, Preventive Health, Waste Management and Plumbing. In addition, it represents the Board of Health, Hamilton County Environmental Services, Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Metropolitan Sewer District.

Criminal Nonsupport


Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Ernest Lee(513) 946-3234
Fax : (513) 946-3210


The Criminal Non-Support Division prosecutes all felony offenses involving parents who fail to provide statutorily required financial support for their children.

Through the full-time efforts of an assistant prosecuting attorney and two investigators, seriously delinquent parents are criminally prosecuted for unreasonably failing to provide support to their own children.

Children's Services


Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys
William L. Ranaghan(513) 946-3028
Fax : (513) 946-3179


The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office works closely with the Hamilton County Jobs and Family Services to remove children from home environments which create a risk to the child due to neglect or abuse and/or become dependent upon the State of Ohio for their daily care.

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