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General District Court

10th Judicial District of Virginia

The court that most people have contact with is the general district court. The general district court handles most traffic violations. The general district court also hears minor criminal cases known as misdemeanors and conducts preliminary hearings for more serious criminal cases called felonies.

General district courts have exclusive authority to hear civil cases with claims of $4,500 or less and share authority with the circuit courts to hear cases with claims between $4,500 and $25,000. Examples of civil cases are landlord and tenant disputes, contract disputes and personal injury actions.

There is a general district court in each city and county in Virginia. General district court judges are elected by the General Assembly for 6 year terms.

Continuance Policy:

First continuance granted by Clerk; subsequently by Judge.

Court Schedule:
Civil
1st & 3rd Thurs., 9:00 a.m.

Contested
1st & 3rd Thurs., 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Small Claims
1st Thurs., 11:00 a.m.

County Traffic
2nd Fri., 9:00 a.m.

Game & Forestry Wardens
2nd Mon., 11:00 a.m.

Traffic (State Troopers)
Tues., 9:00 a.m.

Criminal
2nd & 4th Thurs.

Bad Checks, 9:00 a.m.
All other criminal, 10:00 a.m.
 
Advisements
Tues., 1:00 p.m.

Show Causes
Tues., 11:00 a.m.
Town Cases:

South Hill

Traffic
1st & 3rd Mon., 9:00 a.m.

Criminal
1st & 3rd Mon., 10:00 a.m.

Chase City & Clarksville

Traffic
2nd & 4th Mon., 9:00 a.m.

Criminal
2nd & 4th Mon., 10:00 a.m.
 
LaCrosse

Traffic & Criminal
1st, 3rd, & 4th Mon., 1:00 p.m.
 
Brodnax
 
Traffic
4th Mon., 9:00 a.m.
Criminal
4th Mon., 10:00 a.m.
 
Boydton
 
Traffic
4th Mon., 9:00 a.m.
 
Criminal
4th Mon., 10:00 a.m.
Clerk:
 
Ms Tammy Tollerson Taylor
 
Judges:
  • Honorable Charles H. Warren - Presiding Judge
  • Honorable Robert G. Woodson Jr. - Chief Judge
  • Honorable J. William Watson

Hours:

8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Phone:

(434) 738-6260 (p)
(434) 738-0761 (f)

Address:

911 Madison Street
P.O. Box 306
Boydton, VA 23917-0306

Website: www.courts.state.va.us


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