CENTRAL MAGISTRATE



Central Magistrate website.

Central Magistrate (City side): 210-207-7532

The Central Magistrate is often called C-Mag or Mag’s Office.  It is a joint processing area that includes City and County personnel.  If an individual has been arrested for the first time on a charge he will be taken to the Magistrate’s Office to be processed.  (Individuals arrested on warrants go straight to the jail).  The arrested person will see a magistrate (judge) who will decide if he gets bond and how much that bond will be.

P.R. Bonds will interview the individual to see if he is eligible to be released on his personal recognizance, which is sort of like giving his word to appear in court.  While P.R. Bonds is validating the information he gave, County officers will begin verifying his identity which will include taking his fingerprints and photo.  If a P.R. bond is denied, the individual will be sent to the County Jail to complete the booking process.  If it is approved the individual will be released once the book-in then book-out processes are complete.

This system was set up to help with the overcrowding at the County Jail.  But because of this system the Central Magistrate’s Office frequently knows if someone has been arrested before the people at the  jail do.  If you call Central Records to find out information on someone who just got arrested and they don’t show him in the system, try calling the Magistrate’s Office.

NOTE:  City is having some problems with their phone number.  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.  If it is not working when you call try 210-207-7534 instead.

 

 

216 thoughts on “CENTRAL MAGISTRATE

    • admin

      Chris – Personal recognizance. PR bond is when a person, instead of paying a bond amount, signs paperwork saying they promise to appear. They do have to pay a paperwork processing fee.

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      Tammy – DC stands for district court.

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  1. susan

    what does CC-WAR mean i think cc means county court but war? is it for warrant? and also is the cmag relase/date time mean they will be getting out of jail?

    • admin

      Susan – County court warrant would be out guess also. On the cmag release date and time that depends. It could be the time he is getting released from the cmag if his bond has been paid or it could be when he is being released to the jail. It’s kind of hard to tell without knowing more.

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  2. Crystal

    MY HUSBAND WAS PICKED UP FOR TRANSPORT YESTERDAY MORNING FROM LAMESA, TX AND I STILL HAVE YET TO HEAR FROM HIM… SHOULD I BE CONCERNED?

    • admin

      Crystal – When inmates are picked up it is usually done by a bus that takes a route to get as many as possible. It’s not a straight to a location and then immediately back. If the route takes a while they will stay at various jails so the driver can get some sleep.

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