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Welcome to the Cheboygan County, Michigan Prosecuting Attorney's Web Site. I hope you find these pages helpful in learning about our office and the criminal justice system.

Daryl P. Vizina, Prosecutor

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I grew up in Indian River, Michigan and graduated from Inland Lakes High School. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Northern Michigan University and Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law. I have been practicing law since 2005. I have served as the Cheboygan County Prosecuting Attorney since January 1, 2009. I take great pride in serving our community. The office’s primary responsibility is the prosecution of criminal cases occurring in Cheboygan County. The office also prosecutes juvenile delinquencies, abuse/neglect petitions, paternity establishment/child support and civil/code violations. The office has an attorney, victim advocate and support staff assigned to each of our courts. We have also partnered with the local courts to create a Drug Court, Sobriety Court and Juvenile Independence Court. Outside the courtroom, we are dedicated to community education – primarily with our youth population. It is our goal to provide the highest quality public service and achieve fair and just results for the citizens of Cheboygan County.

Alfred E. Feleppa, III, Chief Assistant

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I attended Alma College (B.A.) and Ohio Northern University (J.D.) where I participated in an International Law summer program hosted through Layola University in Moscow and Budapest. I served in the Mackinac County Prosecutor's Office for 10 years as an assistant and six years as the Elected Prosecutor where I was involved with Sobriety Court, grant applications, drug team, and Children's Trust Fund Roundtable. I was in private practice for three years and have the privilege of now serving Cheboygan County as your assistant prosecutor.

Melissa Goodrich, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

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I joined the Cheboygan County Prosecutor’s office in September 2016 as an Assistant Prosecutor.  I am also the 53rd Circuit Court representative for Cheboygan and Presque Isle Counties for the State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly.  I am a member of the Child Protection Mediation Program Steering Committee, and a member of the Michigan Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #122.  I have been practicing law since 2003 in various capacities including private practice in Cheboygan for approximately 10 years, as an assistant prosecutor for Presque Isle County and Montmorency County, and previously an adjunct professor for North Central Michigan College.  I am licensed to practice in the State of Michigan and previously appeared in the United States District Court Western District of Michigan, Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Tribal Court and Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Court, and completed the Legal Advocacy Program at the National Advocacy Center.  I earned my Juris Doctorate Degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, cum laude, in 2002.  While at law school, I was Editor in Chief of the law school newspaper, Law Student Section Chair of the State Bar of Michigan, served on the Moot Court Board, and participated in the Pace University National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition.  Before that, I earned my Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Michigan University in 1997.

 

Prosecuting Attorney
Daryl P. Vizina
(231) 627-8450

Office
870 S. Main Street, Rm 143
P.O. Box 70
Cheboygan, MI 49721
(231) 627-8450
Fax: (231) 627-8405

Hours
Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm

Additional Staff
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Melissa Goodrich
Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Alfred E. Feleppa, III
Office Manager/Legal Assistant
Melanie Hansen
Victim Advocate/Witness Coordinator
Celeste M. Charboneau
Child Support Specialist
Jessica M. Farver
Legal Secretary/Office Assistant
Juliet K. Rettell