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Magistrates are located off the lobby of the Williamson County Criminal Justice Center, and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Determine probable cause
Issue arrest warrants
Issue juvenile petitions on complaints by private citizens and law enforcement
Issue search warrants
Set bonds and court appearance dates
Sign misdemeanor citations
The magistrates are often called upon to explain the role of the District Attorney, Defense Attorney, Bondsman,
Youth Service Officers
and Judges, although they may not give legal advice.
They are knowledgeable about community resources such as domestic violence shelters and advocates, victim witness coordinators and the Department of Children’s Services.
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Judge Denise Andre
Judge Tom Taylor