Warrant Information

Reasons Why Warrants are Issued

  • Failure to Appear: Referred to as a "bench warrant," judges typically issue these to compel someone to come before the court. They are most prevalent because people forget their dates, miss a notice, or show up at the wrong place.
  • Probation Violation: If you have been sentenced to probation, you are satisfying a jail sentence out of custody. Therefore if you violate any terms of probation a warrant may be issued. 

How to Resolve a Warrant in Chamblee

If you missed a court date, it's very likely a bench warrant was issued. Contact the Chamblee Municipal Court to determine the status of your case and receive information regarding next steps.

Hiring a criminal defense attorney may be prudent if the charges related to the warrant calls for high fines or incarceration. Those without the financial means to hire a private attorney can petition the court for a public defender by completing the below form and submitting it to the court office:

  • Petition for Public Defender

Warrants issued by law enforcement generally require people to contact the Chamblee Police Department and work out a surrender. 

Chamblee Municipal Court is located at 4445 Buford Hwy NE, in the Chamblee Public Safety Building.