Virginia's Judicial System

Giles General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts

27th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet
Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Yvette M. Pennington


Phone: (540) 921-3533
Fax: (540) 921-3752

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


120 North Main Street
Suite 1
Pearisburg, VA 24134-1625

General District Judges

  • Hon. Gino W. Williams, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. J. D. Bolt
  • Hon. Erin J. DeHart
  • Hon. Randal J. Duncan
  • Hon. Gerald E. Mabe II

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

  • Hon. Bradley G Dalton, Chief Judge
  • Hon. H. Lee Chitwood
  • Hon. Monica D. Cox
  • Hon. Stephanie Murray Shortt
  • Hon. Robert C. Viar Jr.

Court Schedule

General District
   Criminal: Tues., 1:00 p.m. & Fri., 8:30 a.m.
   Traffic: Tues., 1:00 p.m.
   Video: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., & Fri., 8:30 a.m.
     Tues., 1:00 p.m. (Misdemeanors & Felonies)
     2nd Fri., 8:30 a.m. (Bad checks)
   Traffic: Tues., 8:30 a.m. (pre-trials) 10:00 (attorneys)
Preliminary Hearings
   Tues., 1:00 p.m. & Fri., 10:00 a.m.
   Small Claims: 1st & 3rd Fri., 9:00 a.m.
   Unlawful Detainer: 1st & 3rd Fri., 9:30 a.m.; 10:00 a.m. 
   Contest Civil Trials: 1st & 3rd Fri., 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
   Uncontested Civil First Return: 1st & 3rd Fri., 9:30 a.m.; 10:00 
   a.m. (attorneys)

   Arraignments: 5th Fri., 8:30 a.m.
   Contested (criminal or civil): 5th Fri., 9:00 a.m.
   Civil garnishments: 1st & 3rd Fri., 1:00 p.m.
   Game Warden Cases (criminal): 4th Fri., 10:00 a.m.
   Animal & Litter Control Cases: 4th Fri., 10:30 a.m.

Juvenile and Domestic Relations
   Adult Arraignments: Mon., 8:30 a.m.
   Adult Trials: Mon., 1:00 p.m.
Juvenile Traffic
Mon., 9:00 a.m.
   Juvenile Arraignments: Mon., 8:30 a.m.
   Juvenile Adjudications: 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Mon., 10:00 a.m.
   Juvenile Dispositions: 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Mon., 10:00 a.m.
   DCSE Cases: 2nd Mon., 9:00 a.m.
   DSS Cases: Wed. & Thurs., 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
   CHINS/Truancy: Mon., 3:00 p.m.
Preliminary Hearings
Mon., 1:00 p.m.
Protective Orders
Monday thru Friday
Pre-Trial Conference, Support & Custody
Wed. & Thurs., 11:00 a.m. (Pretrial)
Civil Custody and Support
Wed. and Thurs., 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (contested)
Criminal Court
Mon., 10:00 a.m. (juvenile) & 1:00 p.m. (adult)
Drivers License Ceremonies
4th Mon., 4:00 p.m.

Continuance Policy

General District: First continuance granted by Clerk or Judge. Subsequent continuances granted by Judge. Juvenile & Domestic Relations: Continuance granted by Judge on written motion for good cause.