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Chief Magistrate

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16th Judicial District of Virginia

The principal function of the magistrate is to provide an independent, unbiased review of complaints brought to the office by police officers, sheriffs, deputies, and citizens. Magistrates are not police officers nor are they in any way connected with law enforcement. Instead, magistrates are issuing officers who serve as a buffer between law enforcement and society. Most magistrates are not lawyers; however, they are specially trained to perform such duties as issuing search warrants, subpoenas, arrest warrants, summonses, and setting bail.

Ms. Cheryl A. Thompson 
Sixteenth Judicial District 
309 East Water Street 
Charlottesville, VA 22902-5108 
(434) 977-0220
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