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Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court

10th Judicial District of Virginia

In Virginia, a juvenile is any person under 18 years of age. The juvenile and domestic relations district court hears all matters involving juveniles such as criminal or traffic matters. Juvenile delinquency cases are cases involving a minor under the age of 18 who has been accused of committing an offense that would be considered criminal if committed by an adult. Other juvenile offenses may be referred to as status offenses. Status offenses are those acts that are unlawful only because they are committed by a minor.

In addition, this court handles other matters involving the family such as custody, support and visitation. The court also hears family abuse cases, cases where adults have been accused of child abuse or neglect, and criminal cases where the defendant and alleged victim are family or household members.

There is a juvenile and domestic relations district court in each city and county. The judges of the juvenile and domestic relations district court are elected by the General Assembly for 6 year terms.

Continuance Policy:

First continuance granted by clerk on request with sufficient justification; subsequently by Judge on motion. All criminal continuances subject to agreement of the Commonwealth's Attorney.


Court Schedule:

All Juvenile & Domestic Relations
  • Every Wed., 9:00 a.m.
  • Every Thurs., 9:00 a.m.
All Support & related Custody matters
  • 1st, 2nd, & 4th Mon., 9:00 a.m.


Clerk:

Ms Rebecca D. Inge
Email: RInge@courts.state.va.us
 
 
Judges:
  • Honorable Michael M. Rand - Chief Judge, Presiding Judge
  • Honorable Marvin H. Dunkum
  • Honorable S. Anderson Nelson

Hours:

8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Phone:

(434) 738-6191 ext. 4325 (p)
(434) 738-0311 (f)

Address:

911 Madison Street
P.O. Box 340
Boydton, VA 23917-0306

Website: www.courts.state.va.us


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