Pre-Indictment Conferencing (PIC)

Pre-Indictment Conferencing

The Pre-Indictment Conferencing (PIC) Unit is responsible for the screening of all CJP Phase II defendants.  Any defendants who are screened and referred to PIC Court are also handled by the PIC Unit.  Additionally, defendants from CJP Phase I who are not detained or referred to the Grand Jury are handled by the PIC Unit. These defendants are scheduled in PIC Court on either Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday.  Cases at the PIC Court are resolved by downgrade and remand to municipal court, referral to the Grand Jury for presentation, or resolved by way of an Accusation. 

Chief Assistant Prosecutor Andrew Palestini supervises the Unit and can be reached at