The Trial Unit is currently supervised by Chief Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer Fetterman. The Trial Unit is staffed by experienced Assistant Prosecutors who handle cases that have been indicted by the Grand Jury Unit. The Assistant Prosecutors in the Trial Unit work in teams with Detectives who manage a wide array of criminal matters that are not handled by a specialized investigative unit. The types of cases handled by the Trial Unit range from very serious first and second degree attempted murders and robberies to less serious theft and narcotics offenses.
The duties of the Trial Unit include arraignment conferences, status conferences, preliminary motions, plea hearings, jury and non-jury trials, pretrial detention hearings, motions to suppress, competency hearings, severance and joinder motions, motions for extended terms of imprisonment, post-conviction relief motions, violations of probation, pre-trial intervention applications and subsequent appeals, appeals of denials of firearms purchaser cards, and municipal court appeals.
Chief Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer Fetterman can be reached at Jfetterman@passaiccountyn.org