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Criminal Arrest Warrant

PRIVATE CITIZENS SEEKING A CRIMINAL PROSECUTION

If you are not a police officer or do not have a police officer with you and wish to request a criminal prosecution, you must comply with the following procedures:

  1. The Magistrate holds open court for private citizens to request criminal prosecutions Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Fourth Sessions Courtroom.
  2. The Magistrate will consider private citizen requests for prosecutions and determine whether a criminal charge is appropriate.
  3. A representative from the District Attorney’s office is available to discuss any potential case.
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General Sessions Judges

City County Building
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone: 865-215-2370
Fax: 865-215-2403

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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