Criminal Prosecution Division

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Prosecutes all criminal violations of city ordinances constituting misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, and infractions;
  • Defends the City on appeals from criminal convictions;
  • Prosecutes civil infractions based upon code enforcement actions;
  • Advises police officers on legal issues;
  • Reviews referred police reports and determines whether criminal charges should be filed;
  • Engages in plea and charging negotiations;
  • Represents the City at pretrial hearings and at criminal trials;
  • Considers and acts upon defense attorney requests for discovery of documents and information, pretrial motions and hearings, and requests for extension of dates; and
  • Coordinates with the Domestic Violence Victim Advocate to successfully prosecute domestic violence cases with the goal of providing victim safety.