Unlike other detention orders like bench warrants and subpoenas, an active arrest warrant can only be issued by a criminal court in City of Chesapeake, VA. In fact, arrest warrants are never issued by the judicial authority on its own.
The process has to start with the filing of a petition in court by the police or the DA's department on behalf of the victim. Warrant trials conducted in Chesapeake City are routinely preceded by pre-warrant hearings in which all case related matters are closely considered to ensure that there is probable cause to suspect the individual against whom the warrant is being sought.
While the issue of an active warrant entails a detailed and stringent process, once issued, the arrest orders goes through the system fairly quickly as it is immediately dispatched to the office of Chesapeake Sheriff's department from where the deputies are instructed to serve it.
Any detention decree that does not get executed stays back in the criminal database as an outstanding warrant. The police department and various divisions of the judiciary not only hold records on all warrants issued in the City of Chesapeake but also arrest records from the area. So, these should serve as your one stop shop for all criminal information and for a warrant search. To connect with them, head to:
- The sheriff's office: 400 Albemarle Drive Chesapeake, VA 23322
- The county clerk's office: 307 Albemarle Drive, Civic Center, Chesapeake, VA 23322-5571
- The magistrate's office:Same as county clerk's office
The City of Chesapeake, Virginia figures in the middle of the crime scale in terms of number of criminal incidents that occur each year. However, from 1999 to 2008, there has been an alarming increase of over 100% in the rate of violent crime. Add to this the 8000 or so property crimes reported each year and it is easy to understand why residents are turning increasingly wary.