GALLIPOLIS —A Gallia County woman was sentenced to less than a year in prison for community control violations related to two prior felony criminal cases.
According to the Gallia County Prosecutor’s Office, Michelle Hoffman was sentenced to 11 months in a state prison. She originally pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property and possession of drugs. For both charges, she was placed on community control through the Gallia County Court of Common Pleas.
“This defendant was given every opportunity to stay out in the community so long as she abided by the law and obeyed the terms of her adult probation,” Gallia County Prosecutor Jeff Adkins said. “This defendant was arrested in West Virginia and had not been given permission to leave the state of Ohio. Further, the defendant missed several reporting visits to her probation officer. This defendant also failed to successfully complete a drug rehabilitation program. All of these factors led to the filing of community control violations by my office.”
According to Adkins, under current Ohio law, defendents are allowed an opportunity to turn their lives around by complying with community control standards which are “nothing more” than what most citizens do on an everyday basis.
“Once I am made aware that a defendant has failed to live up to their end of the bargain, we will file to revoke their community control and impose a prison sentence based upon their underlying felony conviction,” Adkins said.