Virginia's Judicial System

Alexandria General District Court

18th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Marion W. Jackson


Traffic: (703) 746-4041
Criminal: (703) 746-4030
Civil: (703) 746-4021

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


520 King Street, Second Floor
P. O. Box 320489
Alexandria, VA 22320-4489


  • Hon. Donald M. Haddock Jr., Chief Judge
  • Hon. Sonya L. Sacks

Court Schedule

You may check the scheduling of dockets or the 
status of a case online at
or by calling the Traffic, Criminal and Civil Phone numbers above.
Walk-in Arraignments and Video Arraignments
   9:00 a.m., Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri.
Traffic Docket - Infractions and Misdemeanors
   9:30 a.m., Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri.
Criminal Docket - Misdemeanors
   9:30 a.m., Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri.
Traffic Safety Unity Including Motorcycle Officers
   10:30 a.m., Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.
ASAP Returns
   1:30 p.m., 1st Mon. each month
Preliminary Hearings
   1:30 p.m., Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri.
Civil Trials
   9:30 a.m., Thurs.
Small Claims
   11:00 a.m., Thurs.
Civil Cases Return Docket
   Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri. (as directed by the Clerk)
     Beginning 1:30 p.m., at half hour intervals
Unlawful Detainers
   Effective immediately: 1:30 p.m., Tues. & Wed. (only new filings 
   will be affected)

Continuance Policy

Continuances granted by Judge for civil and criminal cases; by Clerk for infractions for one continuance. -CELL PHONE POLICY- Effective October 2, 2017, and pursuant to Virginia Code Section 8.01-4, all cell phones, cameras, video recording devices or similar equipment will be prohibited inside the Alexandria Courthouse without court authorization. Persons exempted from this policy are Law Enforcement Personnel, Attorneys, Media and Courthouse Staff. Individuals who need their phones/devices for evidence or any other purpose must request permission from the judge in court, and permission may be granted by the judge on a case by case basis.