In the Union County Prosecutor’s Office Trial Unit, assistant prosecutors and detectives are assigned to six criminal courts that handle first-, second-, third-, and fourth-degree criminal charges that are not being handled by a specialized investigative unit. The six courts and the designated assistant prosecutors handle arraignments, pre-trial conferences, pre- and post-trial motions, trials, and sentencings.

In addition to their trial responsibilities, the assistant prosecutors conduct case review and issue complaint approval on a rotating, on-call basis. The Unit annually handles upwards of 1,000 cases for crimes including kidnapping, carjacking, burglary, robbery, aggravated assault, weapons possession, eluding, and drug possession and distribution, among others.