I am currently working as a Virginia state magistrate serving the community on the front lines of the Virginia judiciary. Serving our communities during this COVID-19 crisis and ensuring our community remains safe and the integrity of the judicial process continues without interruption is critical. Magistrates are appointed by the Supreme Court of Virginia and are designated essential personnel who work in a 24-hour environment making judicial decisions to protect the community at large. I serve within District 18, Magisterial Region 5, Alexandria, Virginia. As a magistrate, I conduct probable cause hearings; perform bail decisions; issue search warrants; issue Temporary Detention Orders; issue Emergency Custody Orders; and issue warrants and Emergency Protective Orders.
COL (Ret) Magistrate Michael Arizmendi
Distance Class of 2015