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Misdemeanor

The Misdemeanor Division handles all cases involving offenses punishable by fine and/or confinement in jail. The types of offenses that are prosecuted in this division include thefts, assaults, prostitution, criminal trespass and driving while intoxicated, to name a few. There are 38 assistant district attorneys in the division, 4 investigators and 13 legal assistants. On average, this division handles over 90,000 cases a year. Included in the misdemeanor division are several “specialty courts”: two family violence courts, more commonly known as domestic violence, which only handle cases involving offenses between family members, husband/wife, and boyfriend/girlfriend; a mental health diversion court which handles defendants with specific mental health issues and a DWI court which supervises a number of DWI offenders.