HOW IS A CASE PROCESSED IN THE DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE?
After a case is reviewed, we begin preparation of a file. This file will contain information provided by the law enforcement agency investigating your case, as well as other information developed by our staff. If the case is a felony offense, it is sent to the grand jury for consideration and is presented by an experienced assistant district attorney on my staff. The period between filing of the case in our office and submission to the grand jury will vary because of many factors, but will generally be from one to four weeks. After the grand jury presentation, the case is assigned to an assistant district attorney. If the case is a misdemeanor case, it is reviewed and if accepted, is filed with the County Clerk. Misdemeanor cases are not required to be presented to a grand jury.