Criminal Court Calendar
Court Calendar – Criminal Felony and Misdemeanor cases are heard at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Time to Pay
TIME TO PAY means the Clerk’s Office will extend the due date of fine(s) and costs due the Court if you need more time than the 30 days allowed by statute. Payment arrangements may be set up at the Court ONLY if the monies have not been transmitted to our Collection Agency.
If convicted by the General District Court, you have the right to file a motion to reopen your case within 60 calendar days after your trial date. You must file your motion in person, or in writing if you live more than 50 miles from the court. Motions to reopen will be granted only upon a showing of good cause.
Monday through Thursday: Motions must be filed no later than 11:00 am and will be heard on the 1:30 pm docket the same day.
Friday: Motions must be filed no later than 10:00 am and will be heard on the 11:00 am docket the same day.
If you file a motion to rehear, a General District Court Judge will decide if there is good cause to reopen your case and then handle it accordingly if reopened.
***If you have further questions, you may contact an attorney. The Clerk’s Office staff is prohibited from giving any legal advice***
**You also can contact Central Virginia Legal Aid at (804) 344-9857**
To establish policies and procedures to assist individuals when requesting a continuance.
It is the policy of this court that continuances are granted by the presiding Judge and will be reviewed on the court date. Continuances will not be granted prior to the scheduled court date. There are no exceptions.
Continuances may be requested in writing, or by Facsimile (804) 501-7388. The request should be made as far in advance of the scheduled court date as is practicable. It is the defendant’s duty to contact the court on the scheduled court date, or as soon as possible thereafter, and inquire as to the Judges ruling on the request. If the request is granted, the new court date will be provided to the defendant once the court is contacted. The court will not notify the defendant of the new court date.