Magistrates are a part of the judicial branch of government and are required to exercise independent judgment in the issuance of arrest warrants.

The United States Supreme Court has determined that persons issuing warrants must be " neutral and detached" from the law enforcement function.

Amendment Number Four in the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution states, " The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrant shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Warrant Magistrate's Office

Office located on the:
2nd Floor, Room 217

Hours 8:00 am - 12:00 noon
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Telephone: 256-532-3611