Attorneys assigned to misdemeanor caseloads handle all aspect of their cases, from writing and arguing motions, to plea negotiations, to jury trials. Our misdemeanor attorneys quickly gain a substantial amount of trial experience, averaging 1 to 2 jury trials a month. 

The department consistently ranks as the top county defender office in the State in terms of the number of both misdemeanor and felony cases which proceed to jury trial. Attorneys who are interested in learning the skills of trial advocacy can become experienced trial lawyers in a relatively short period of time.