The Trial Division is responsible for prosecuting all indicted cases involving crimes not handled by the specialized units, including gun possession, burglaries, robberies and narcotics offenses.
The Pretrial Division handles all pre-indictment aspects of the criminal justice process, including the initial screening of cases, Central Judicial Processing Court, detention hearings, Early Disposition Court and Grand Jury presentations.
Cases that have not been resolved pre-indictment are assigned to the Trial Division for disposition. Initial plea offers for the defendants in these indicted cases have already been extended and rejected.
The Assistant Prosecutors of the Trial Division continue to attempt to resolve their assigned matters, but plea offers increase in severity at each stage of the proceedings in accordance with the escalating plea policy of the Office. Cases that cannot be resolved by plea are tried before a jury.