Major Felony Unit
Upon assuming office in 1997, Mr. Howard established the Major Felony Unit, the first of its kind for the District Attorney’s Office. The Unit is devoted exclusively to the prosecution of complex felonies, primarily homicides. It is staffed with specially skilled prosecution teams who have the experience and expertise to handle these case types.
Attorneys assigned to the Major Felony Unit are not only responsible for prosecuting cases but providing assistance and advice, upon request, to the fifteen Fulton County municipalities and partnering law enforcement agencies. As part of their prosecutorial duties, attorneys assigned to this unit respond 24 hours a day to homicide scenes and assist law enforcement in the crucial, early stages of homicide investigations advising on issues such as search warrants and evidence collection.