Prosecuting serious crimes requires specialized expertise. Major crimes are handled by ten separate crime bureaus staffed with experienced prosecutors who work closely with law enforcement agencies to hold criminals accountable for offenses in the following areas:
Handles the prosecution of individuals who steal cars and sell stolen cars or car parts.
Prosecutes narcotics traffickers and those involved in the manufacture, transfer, sale or possession of illegal drugs.
Responsible for domestic violence cases including homicides, child abuse, elder abuse and stalking cases.
Prosecutes individuals engaged in fraudulent activity, including stealing the identity of others.
Investigates and prosecutes cases involving criminal street gang members.
Handles first degree murder cases in which the State is seeking the death penalty.
Targets chronic felony offenders accused of multiple offenses.
Focuses on sex offenses committed against children and adults.
Prosecutes cases involving arson, home invasion/kidnapping, human smuggling, illegal immigrant crimes, prostitution and public corruption.
Responsible for cases of vehicular homicide, aggravated assault, leaving the scene of fatal/serious injury collision and driving under the influence.
Cordell Jude Receives Eight Year Sentence for Manslaughter
A fatal confrontation in a fast-food restaurant parking lot has resulted in an eight year prison sentence for Cordell Lamar Jude.
Roger Nelson Convicted For Tempe Mall Robbery and Assaulting a Police Officer
An armed robber who threatened employees and a Tempe Police officer at the Arizona Mills Mall in 2011 faces a lengthy prison sentence after a jury found him guilty of multiple felony offenses.
Jorge Busso Sentenced to 18 Years for Second Degree Murder
Jorge Alberto Busso Jr. has been sentenced to serve a term of 18 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections for severely beating his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son after the child had soiled himself.