This team is comprised of two Deputy Commonwealth's Attorneys, Thomas G. Shaia and Vaughn T. Breedlove and eight Assistant Commonwealth's Attorneys, secretarial and paralegal support staff. This team handles all adult crime cases that begin in the General District Court, including capital murder, all drug offenses, welfare fraud, property crimes, all criminal misdemeanors, as well as traffic offenses. In addition, this court conducts preliminary hearings in felony crime cases to review evidence in deciding whether to refer the matter to a grand jury for indictment and trial in Circuit Court. This team handles all criminal cases in Circuit Court following those indictments. Defendants are entitled to jury trials in Circuit Court.