Felony Division

The Felony Division is the largest division of the Prosecutor's Office. It is responsible for prosecuting all felonies committed by adults in Pierce County. The division is divided into specialized units, which prosecute cases based on the type of crime committed.
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  1. Homicide Unit

    The Homicide Unit prosecutes the majority of homicide cases that occur in Pierce County. Homicide cases are time-intensive and require considerably more resources then many other types of felony crimes.

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  2. High Priority Offender Unit

    The High Priority Offender (HPO) Program focuses resources on the small percentage of the criminals who cause a large percentage of the crimes.

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  3. Elder Abuse Unit

    The Elder Abuse Unit vigorously prosecuting crimes against elderly citizens, including financial fraud and physical abuse.

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  4. Gang Unit

    Since its creation in 2009, the Pierce County Prosecutor's Gang Unit has proactively charged and prosecuted scores of the most violent gang members for crimes ranging from murder to drug offenses.

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  5. Human Trafficking Unit

    Nationally, human trafficking is the second-fastest growing crime, and this proves true in Pierce County. The Prosecutor's Office's Human Trafficking Unit prosecutes defendants charged with human trafficking,

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  6. Robbery, Assault & Arson Unit

    The Robbery, Assault and Arson Unit prosecutes nearly 800 violent criminals each year who prey upon our citizens, merchants and financial institutions.

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  7. Special Assault Unit

    The Special Assault Unit (SAU) prosecutes sexual and physical abuse against adults, children and the elderly. SAU works collaboratively with law enforcement, the Children's Advocacy Center of Pierce County, hospitals and many other agencies for prevention, investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse.

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  8. Domestic Violence Unit

    The Domestic Violence Unit prosecutes felony and misdemeanor crimes committed within families, households and dating relationships. Offenses include assaults, harassment, property damage and violations of protection orders.

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  9. Vehicular Homicide & Assault Unit

    The Vehicular Homicide & Assault Unit works closely with the Washington State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies to prosecute cases of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, felony DUI, felony hit-and-run and eluding/fleeing from police officers.

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  10. Identity Theft Unit

    The Identity Theft Unit prosecutes offenders who obtain another person's personal or financial information, such as a name, date of birth, social security number, or bank or credit card account number...

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  11. Drug & Vice Unit

    The Drug and Vice Unit handles felony drug, gun and prostitution cases, working closely with local and federal law enforcement agencies to combat drug trafficking, illegal possession of controlled substances, illegal gun possession and...

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  12. Fugitive & Extradition Unit

    The Fugitive and Extradition Unit handles specialized matters involving the transfer of defendants and witnesses across state and international boundaries.

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  13. Property Crimes & Animal Cruelty Unit

    The Property Crimes and Animal Cruelty Unit prosecutes felony property crimes and animal cruelty cases. Property crimes include residential burglaries, business burglaries, forgeries, employee embezzlements, metal thefts and felony thefts.

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