What is a magistrate?
A principle function of the Magistrate is to provide an independent, unbiased review of complaints brought to the office by police officers, sheriffs, deputies, and citizens. Magistrate duties include determining probable cause for issuing arrest warrants and search warrants. In addition, the Magistrate conducts bond hearings to set bail in instances in which an individual is charged with a criminal offense.

For more information, visit the Magistrate's Page.

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