Carrie Shelton and Eric Christensen, Division Leaders
SPU is responsible for prosecuting repeat offenders. These defendants are selected based on a point system adopted by the Criminal Court judges in an effort to address recidivism rates in certain crimes.
SPU is comprised of two divisions of the Criminal Courts of Shelby County, Division VII (7) and Division VIII (8).
The prosecutors assigned to the SPU handle all types of criminal offenses and work closely with the Vertical Prosecution Units. The objective of the Special Prosecution Unit is to seek the maximum sentence allowed by law upon the conviction of these repeat offenders.