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Case Issuance Unit

This unit is charged with the responsibility of screening and reviewing requests from criminal complaints each month from more than 15 law enforcement agencies. More than 1,000 criminal complaints are filed each month in Superior Court. The unit is responsible for handling these cases through the arraignment process.

The unit handles a wide variety of crimes, including:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs,
  • Being under the influence or in possession of drugs,
  • Battery,
  • Vandalism,
  • Graffiti,
  • Theft,
  • Weapons offenses,
  • Reckless driving,
  • Hit-and-run,
  • Road rage,
  • Furnishing alcohol to minors,
  • Minors in possession of alcohol,
  • Resisting arrest,
  • Utility theft,
  • Embezzlement, and
  • Credit card fraud and identity theft.

Victims of crime are assisted by our Victim Services Coordinators who guide victims through the criminal case process.