The Circuit Court is the trial court with the broadest powers in Virginia. The Circuit Court handles all civil cases with claims of more than $25,000. It shares authority with the General District Court to hear matters involving between $4,500 and $25,000. The Circuit Court has the authority to hear serious criminal cases called felonies.
The Circuit Court also handles family matters, including divorce. In addition the Circuit Court hears cases appealed from the General District Court and from the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.
Terms of Court & General Information
Terms begin, 3rd Monday, Jan through November and 2nd Monday in December
All criminal cases are set with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office