Knox County District Attorney General - Charme P. Allen

Warrant & Criminal Summons Screening

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NOTIFICATION: Pursuant to the Supreme Court of Tennessee's Order suspending in-person court proceedings, all Knox County Criminal Courts are closed to the public. This includes Warrant Screenings and Expungement Screenings until further notice. If you are a victim or a witness, call the Knox County District Attorney General’s Office for additional information at (865) 215-2515.

Warrant Screening

A Representative of the District Attorney General’s Office, along with a Judicial Magistrate, will be available to meet with private citizens, investigators, and detectives regarding the issuance of criminal process during the following times:

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
4th Sessions Courtroom
Main Floor of the City-County Building

An incident report from either the Knoxville Police Department or Knox County Sheriff’s Office identifying the suspect(s) and any witnesses is required.


  • For Emergency Situations, Please Dial 911.
  • Before you show up to Warrant Screening, please ensure that you have an incident report with the agency that is handling your case.
  • If you have any of the below information, please provide it to the Detective or Investigator assigned to your case: 
    1. All witnesses’ names, addresses, phone numbers;
    2. All photos of injuries or property involved;
    3. All documents related to your incident;
    4. Medical records;
    5. Video surveillance; and,
    6. Any other information that will assist in prosecution.
  • Knox County Sheriff’s Office (Incident occurred in Knox County)
    Phone:  865.215.2243
  • Knoxville Police Department (Incident occurred within the City of Knoxville)
    Phone:  865.215.7000
  • Please remember that there are other options to help resolve your situation without filing criminal charges.  If you have one of the following situations, please contact the appropriate organization below before showing up to Warrant Screening.
  • Community Mediation Center (For Neighbor, Landlord/Tenant, & Family/Friend Non-Domestic Violence Related Disputes)

    912 S. Gay Street, Suite L300
    Knoxville, TN 37902
    Phone:  865.594.1879

  • Legal Aid of East Tennessee (For Restraining Orders & Orders of Protection)
    502 S. Gay St., Suite 404
    Knoxville, TN 37902
    Phone:  865.637.0484
  • Knoxville Bar Association Lawyer Referral & Information Service (For General Legal Advice & Filing Civil Lawsuits for Pain & Suffering, Loss of Work, etc.)
    505 Main St., Suite 50
    Knoxville, TN 37902
    Phone:  865.522.7501



City County Building 400 Main Street
Suite 168
Knoxville, TN 37902