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Prosecutes all criminal Felony, Misdemeanor and Juvenile cases, as well as all Infractions in Rush County.
To report a crime contact:
CHILD SUPPORT DIVISION
Assists custodial parents with child support collections and paternity establishment. Call 765-932-4017 for more information.
Rush County Courthouse
101 East Second Street, Room 317
Rushville, Indiana 46173
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8 AM – 4 PM EST
Staff: Phillip T. Morgan, Chief
David Thompson, Deputy Prosecutor
Laura C. W. Holt, Deputy Prosecutor—Child Support
Annette K. Coffin, Paralegal
Tawnya Glenn, Paralegal
Alyson G. Webster, IV-D Administrator
Suzanne Leisure, Administrative Assistant
The Rush County Prosecutor’s Office has implemented the Bad Check Program to assist individuals and businesses in collecting monies owed to them due to the receipt of bad checks.
Any person or business receiving a bad check in Rush County is eligible to participate in the Bad Check Program.
The check must be returned to the victim by the bank with one of the following statements: Non-sufficient funds, Closed Account, No Account, Unable to Locate Account, Refer to Maker.
Ineligible Bad Checks
Bad Check Program Requirements
Individuals or businesses receiving bad checks must complete the following in order to participate in the Bad Check Program:
For a sample victim bad check letter, click HERE.
You may also include in your letter that you are requesting a Bad Check Service Charge. The service charge is limited by law to $27.50 or 5% of the amount due, but not more than $250.00.
If the person does not make the check good within the ten (10) days, YOU should bring the following to the Prosecutor’s Office:
When you bring the above information to the Prosecutor’s Office, a letter will be sent to the check writer. Our letter gives the check writer ten (10) days to make restitution.
If the restitution is not made to you within ten (10) days of the mailing of OUR letter, OUR office will file Check Deception Charges against the check writer.
Tips for accepting checks
For more information regarding the Bad Check Program, please contact the Prosecutor’s Office at (765) 932-2000.
In an effort to keep our highways safe and to help motorists maintain a good driving record, the Rush County Prosecutor’s Office has implemented the Infraction Deferral Program. This program allows eligible drivers to have their tickets deferred, keeping infractions off of their driving records.
Offenses that MAY qualify for Deferral:
The Rush County Prosecutor’s Office reserves the right to not offer Deferrals for any reason including but not limited to, offender’s driving record, criminal record and/or consultation with law enforcement officer that issued infraction.
Offenses that DO NOT qualify for Deferral:
To take part in the Infraction Deferral Program, you must meet the following requirements:
You will be asked to sign a Deferral Agreement and you must pay the Deferral Fee and Court Costs at that time. The total cost for the Deferral is $189.50. This is paid instead of the fee for the ticket through the Court. If you are interested in a Deferral, make sure you do not pay your ticket through the court, as once the ticket is paid it is sent to the BMV, and there is nothing that can be done to reverse this process.
By signing the Deferral Agreement you are agreeing that you will not receive any more Infraction charges during the Deferral Agreement period. If your driving record remains clear after the Agreement period, your ticket will then be dismissed. If you receive another infraction during this Agreement period, your ticket will be re-activated and you will then be liable for the original infraction fee to the Court, and will receive points on your license in addition to the new infraction. The Agreement period will last twelve months. The deferral period starts when the Deferral is filed with the Court.
To see if you apply for the Infraction Deferral Agreement, contact the Rush County Prosecutor’s Office at (765) 932-2000. You will be directed to a voicemail in which you will need to leave your name, phone number, issuing officer’s name, type of offense and UTT number. You will receive notification of whether you apply for a deferral within 72 hours of contacting our office. For questions regarding the Infraction Deferral Agreement, contact the Prosecutor’s Office at (765) 932-2000.
The Rush County Prosecutor’s Office has implemented the Pre-Trial Diversion Program. This program is for people who have little to no criminal history and are currently charged with a misdemeanor offense. This program is not available for people charged with felonies. Eligibility also depends on the nature of the offense. If you are offered and accepted into the Pre-Trial Diversion Program, you pay the required fees, court costs and restitution (if applicable) and your case will be dismissed after one (1) year providing all conditions and requirements of your diversion agreement are met.
If you are interested in participating in the Pre-Trial Diversion Program and would like to see if you are eligible to participate, contact our office at (765) 932-2000. PLEASE NOTE: The Prosecutor and his staff are unable to talk with defendants prior to their Initial Hearing. After you have completed your initial hearing, please check with our office to determine whether you are eligible for the program.
Protective Orders are considered civil in nature and the Rush County Prosecutor’s Office is unable to assist with filing them in court. Information regarding Protective Orders may be obtained from the Rush County Clerk’s Office at (765) 932-2086.
101 E 2nd St • Rushville, IN 46173
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
(Individual office hours may vary)