Virginia's Judicial System


Goochland General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts

16th Judicial District of Virginia

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

Clerk


Ms Dianne Henley White

Phone/Fax


Phone: (804) 556-5309
Phone: (804) 556-5437 TDD
Fax: (804) 556-4494

Clerk's Office Hours


8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Address


P. O. Box 47
2938 River Road West
Goochland, VA 23063

General District Judges

  • Hon. Robert H. Downer Jr., Chief Judge
  • Hon. William G. Barkley
  • Hon. Dale B. Durrer
  • Hon. Claiborne H. Stokes Jr.

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

  • Hon. Deborah S. Tinsley, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. David M Barredo
  • Hon. Ronald L. Morris
  • Hon. Frank W. Somerville
  • Hon. Claude V. Worrell

Court Schedule

General District Court
   Mondays
     1st Returns- 8:45 a.m.
     Deputy Cases- 9:00 a.m.
     Trooper Cases- 10:30 a.m.
     Game Warden Cases- 1:00 p.m. on 1st and 2nd Mondays
     Animal Control Cases- 1:00 p.m. on 1st and 2nd Mondays
     VASAP- 1:00 p.m. on 3rd Mondays
     OAR- 1:00 p.m. on 4th Mondays
     Civil Docket- 2:00 p.m.

Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
   1st & 3rd Tuesdays/ 1st, 2nd & 4th Thursdays
     9:00-10:00: Traffic and first callings on criminal, 
        delinquency
     chins, custody/visitation(C/V), and support
     9:30 on 4th Thursday- DCSE
     10:00-11:00: Criminal/delinquency trials
     (may be scheduled at special times if a lengthy trial is 
        anticipated
     11:00-12:30: Mediation Order Reviews, GAL reports on C/V cases
     12:30: Videos
     1:30: Foster Care and Chins
     2:00: contested cases on the days FTC is not in session
     2:00 on 2nd & 4th Thursdays- Family Treatment Court

Continuance Policy

First traffic continuance granted by Clerk; criminal continuances by Commonwealth's Attorney or Judge.