Virginia's Judicial System


Frederick/Winchester General District Court

26th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Ms Debra V. Bull
email: DBull@courts.state.va.us

Phone/Fax


Phone: (540) 722-7208
Fax: (540) 722-1063

Clerk's Office Hours


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Address


Judicial Center
5 North Kent Street
Winchester, VA 22601-5037

Judges

  • Hon. W. Dale Houff, Chief Judge
  • Hon. William W. Eldridge IV
  • Hon. John Stanley Hart Jr.
  • Hon. Amy B. Tisinger
  • Hon. Ian R. D. Williams

Court Schedule

Monday
   8:30 am, Felony returns Winchester and Frederick
   9:00 am, 10:00 am, State police non felony returns
   11:15, Bond hearings by video
   1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, Frederick County, Stephens City
     & Middletown non felony returns
   2:15 pm, Bond reduction hearings
   9:00 am, 10:00 am
     Winchester Police & Sheriff non felony returns
   1:30 pm and 2:30 pm
     Winchester Police & Sheriff non felony returns

Tuesday
   8:30 AM
     Private complaints non felony return docket for Frederick 
        County
   9:00 am, 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am
     Frederick County trials - traffic
   11:15 am
     Bond hearings
   1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm
     Frederick County trials & preliminary hearings - criminal

Wednesday
   8:30 am
     Private complaints non felony return docket for Winchester
   9:00 am, 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 
   2:30 pm
     Winchester trials & preliminary hearings
   11:15 am
     Bond hearings by video
   2:15 pm
     Bond reduction hearings

Thursday
   Civil first call returns
     8:30 am, Special return docket
     9:00 am, General return - local attorneys
     9:45 am, General return - non-attorneys
     11:00 am Special return docket
     11:15 am, Bond hearings by video
     1:00 pm, General return - out of town attorneys
     2:00 pm, Civil trials as set by the Judge
   9:00am, 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 
   2:30 pm
     Frederick County trials, preliminary hearings or civil trials 
        as set by the Judge

1st Friday
   8:30 am, 9:00 am, 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am
     Winchester police non felony returns
   11:15 am
     Bond hearings by video
   1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm
     Winchester police non felony returns
   2:15 pm
     Bond reduction hearings
   9:00 am, 9:30 am, 10:00, 10:30 am, 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm 
   2:30 pm
     Frederick County trials preliminary hearings

2nd Friday
   9:00 am to 11:00 am
     ASAP non-compliant docket
   11:15 am
     Bond hearings by video
   1:00 pm
     Small claims docket
   2:15 pm
     Bond reduction hearings
   9:00 am to 2:30 pm
     Civil or Frederick County trial docket as scheduled by Judge

3rd Friday
   9:00 am to 11:00 am
     Frederick and Winchester DUI and Marijuana returns
   11:15 am
     Bond hearings by video
   1:00 pm
     Marijuana reviews Frederick and Winchester
   2:15 pm
     Bond reduction hearings
   9:00 am, 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 
   2:30 pm
     Frederick County trials and preliminary hearings

4th Friday
   8:30 am, 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm
     Frederick County Special patrol docket
   11:15 am
     Bond hearings by video
   2:15 pm
     Bond reduction hearings

5th Friday
   8:30 am, 9:00 am, 9:30 am,  10:00 am, 10:30 am
     Winchester police non felony returns
   11:15 am
     Bond hearings by video
   1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm
     Winchester police non felony returns
   2:15 pm
     Bond reductions hearings
   9:00 am, 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 
   2:30 pm
     Frederick County trials and preliminary hearings

Continuance Policy

All continuances granted by Judge on written motions.