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Special Prosecutions Unit

This unit was created in 2015 to vertically prosecute complex criminal cases.  Cases are submitted and reviewed for prosecution, and then handled from arraignment to sentencing by senior prosecutors in the office. The unit is responsible for prosecuting all cases involving charges of vehicular manslaughter. The unit also specializes in the criminal prosecution of unlawful marijuana dispensaries which operate in violation of the San Diego Municipal Code. Lastly, the unit also handles many cases which garner media attention when the conduct impacts public safety, such as incidents related to protests, violent demonstrations, or reckless thrill seekers. 


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