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 Hours
- 12:00 noon
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
located on the 2nd Floor, Room 217
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.
JURISDICTION OF THE MADISON COUNTY WARRANT MAGISTRATE'S OFFICE IS AS FOLLOWS:
- Offenses occurring outside each municipality city limits.
Felonies - Offenses that occur in Madison County
Traffic - Offenses that occur in Madison County
Worthless Checks - All checks received in Madison County
Law Enforcement Charge Sheet
REQUIREMENT FOR OBTAINING A WARRANT:
police report must first be made on all felony and misdemeanor offenses. All
felony offenses will require an investigation by the police agency having
jurisdiction. No appointment is necessary, however the victim must come to
the office after 1:00pm the following day to request a warrant. The victim
must fill out a deposition before being put under oath to testify to the circumstances
of the offense. A probable cause determination will be made after testimony
is taken. If probable cause is found, an arrest warrant will be issued. There
is no cost involved in this process.
Deposition Form and Charge Sheet
Click on each to download forms
arrest warrant is NOT a matter of public record until it is served. If someone
suspects that a warrant has been
issued against him, he must appear in person at the Madison County Sheriff's Department, Records Division,
Room 257, Madison County Courthouse.