The Major Case Unit consists of experienced prosecutors, investigators and support staff and handles some of the most complex cases in the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office. The Major Case Unit is responsible for thoroughly investigating Homicides that occur in DeKalb County, and preparing those cases for indictment. If a Homicide is deemed to be complex, members of the Major Case Unit not only investigate the case, but will try the case as well.
In addition to Homicides, the Major Case Unit handles all complex gang cases that occur in DeKalb County. These cases include gang related armed robberies, narcotics activity, and homicides.
The Major Case Unit is also responsible for all cases made by the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HITDA) task force members in DeKalb County. These cases are typically complex drug cases involving large quantities of illegal drugs being distributed by organized, national and multinational organizations.
The Unit is led by Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Lance Cross.