Virginia's Judicial System


Virginia Beach General District Court

2nd Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Mr David M. O'Dell
email: DOdell@courts.state.va.us

Phone/Fax


Phone: (757) 385-8531
Court Info: (757) 385-8531
Clerk: (757) 385-8531
Judicial Asst.: (757) 385-8783
Fax: (757) 385-5672
Fax: Judges: (757) 385-5672
Fax: Traffic: (757) 385-1063
Fax: Criminal: (757) 385-1065
Fax: Civil: (757) 385-5682
Fax: Accounting: (757) 385-6381

Clerk's Office Hours


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Address


2425 Nimmo Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9057

Judges

  • Hon. Gene A. Woolard, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Teresa N. Hammons, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Elizabeth S. Hodges, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Pamela E. Hutchens, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Salvatore R. Iaquinto, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Daniel Roger Lahne, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Paul David Merullo, Presiding Judge

Court Schedule

Arraignments
   Criminal
     Felony or Misdemeanor: Mon.-Fri., 2:00 p.m. (next court day)
     ONLY if defendant is held in custody.
     Felonies: Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m. (next day) - Initial appearance
     Criminal Courtroom 1
     Seven business days after release if defendant not held in 
        custody.
   Traffic: Mon.-Fri., 2:00 p.m. (next court day)
     ONLY if defendant is held in custody.

Trials
   Criminal
     Misdemeanors: Trial 30 days after release; no arraignment or 
        initial appearance
     Police Officer complainant: Mon., Tues., & Wed., 9:00 a.m. & 
        11:00 a.m.
     Citizen complainant: Mon., Tues., Thurs., & Fri., 11:00 a.m.
     Other complainants: Mon., Tues., Thurs., & Fri., 2:00 p.m.
     CCP/ASAP Violations: Wed., 2:00 p.m.
   Traffic
     Misdemeanors: Trial 30 days after release; no arraignment or 
        initial appearance
     Police Officers, VA State Police, CBBT, etc.: Mon.-Fri., 9:00 
        a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
     CCP/ASAP Violations: Thurs., 2:00 p.m.
     Other complainants: Fri., 2:00 p.m.

Preliminary Hearings
   Thurs., & Fri., 9:00 a.m.

Civil
   Small Claims: 2nd Fri., 8:30 a.m.
   Unlawful Detainer: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.
   Contested Civil Trials: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m. & 10:00 
   a.m.
   Uncontested Civil First Return: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.

Continuance Policy

CIVIL CONTINUANCES: Personal appearance on original court date required. CRIMINAL CONTINUANCES: Personal appearance required on all court dates for felony and misdemeanor cases. In felony cases, Judge must approve all continuances.