In Hall County, Georgia, the Magistrate Court hears applications for and issues search warrants and arrest warrants. The court conducts hearings on over 18,000 criminal and civil cases every year. Individuals other than law enforcement officers can request that the court issue a warrant against a suspect. Once issued, active warrants are processed and filed by office staff members of the Warrant Unit, a part of the Jail Division of the Hall County sheriff’s office. They also update the information on law enforcement databases. The other Warrant Unit officers, including one lieutenant, two sergeants, and eight deputies, execute the active and outstanding warrants. They also serve parole and probation warrants and bench warrants. Bench warrants are issued if the alleged offender fails to appear before a judge on the set court date. Active warrants are warrants that have been issued for the suspect but have not yet been executed, and outstanding warrants are active warrants that have remained unexecuted after a certain period. Probation and parole warrants are issued in response to the violation of either term.
To find out warrant information, contact the Warrant Unit at 770-531-6907, or visit their office, located at 1700 Barber Road, Gainesville, GA, 30507-3318. To begin requesting a warrant against an offender, call the Magistrate Court of Hall County. The sheriff’s department also posts an online list of Most Wanted offenders, located at http://www.hallcounty.org/243/Most-Wanted-List, as well as an interactive map showing the location of registered sex offenders within the county. It can be found at http://gis1.hallcounty.org/Sheriff/WebPages/Map/MapViewer.aspx. The Records Division of the sheriff’s department will issue a criminal history report for you from Georgia when shown a valid ID. The information will include adult misdemeanor and felony charges. They will also provide you with a report of adult felony charges, including arrest records, for other individuals. The sheriff’s department front lobby is located at 610 Main Street SW, Gainesville, GA, 30501, and is open from 8 AM to 6 PM during the week.
How do you get information on Hall County active warrants and arrests over the phone? (2021- Update)
- The Sheriff’s Office will have information on recent arrests- 770-531-6900/ 770-533-7200/ 770-533-7704.
- The Administrative Department can be approached for a warrant search- (770)531-6900.
- The Hall County Jail can be contacted for an inmate search- (770)531-6904.
- The Criminal Investigations Division will provide information about criminal matters under investigation to victims- (770) 531-6879.
- The Sheriff’s Office provides general information and accepts complaints on their non-emergency phone line- (770)536-8812.
- The Clerk of court’s office can provide information about initiating a search for judicial records-(770) 531-7038.
Crime Statistics of Hall County, GA
The Hall Sheriff’s Office received 2,800 criminal complaints in 2019, as opposed to the over 3,600 cases reported in 2018. These included over 2400 non-person crimes and approximately 400 violent crimes.
The non-person crimes category included over 1800 larceny thefts, 400 burglaries, and 200 motor vehicle thefts. The violent crimes category included nearly 280 aggravated assaults and 50 cases each of rape and robbery.
Between the years 2008 and 2010, there were just over 14,000 crimes committed in Hall County, Georgia. These crimes included murder, rape, assault, vehicle theft, burglary, robbery, and larceny. There was not a great deal of disparity in the total number of crimes committed per year. In 2008 nearly 5,000 crimes were committed, but the year after that total had dropped slightly, to just under 4,500. In 2010 the number rose again to almost 4,900. Law enforcement officers hope that the coming years will show a more significant drop in the crime rate in Hall County.