Virginia's Judicial System

Charlotte General District Court

10th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Shannon Dawn Martin


Phone: (434) 542-5600
Fax: (434) 542-5902

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


P. O. Box 127
115 David Bruce Ave
Charlotte Cthse, VA 23923-0127


  • Hon. Calvin S. Spencer Jr., Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Jody H. Fariss
  • Hon. Darrel W. Puckett

Court Schedule

   9:00 a.m., Advisements
   9:15 a.m., Attorney Represented Traffic Cases
   9:30 a.m., Traffic Cases
   10:30 a.m., Criminal Cases
   11:00 a.m., PCS and VASAP Violations
   1:00 p.m., Civil Cases (2nd Friday Each Month)

     Any contested civil cases expected to last longer than
   one hour will be set for a fifth Friday.

     Any questions about the docket changes may be directed
   to the clerk listed above.

Continuance Policy

Traffic - First continuance granted by Clerk; subsequent continuances by Judge. - Criminal - First continuance granted on approval of Commonwealth's Attorney; subsequently with approval of Court. - Civil - First continuance agreeable to all parties granted by Clerk; otherwise by Judge.