Virginia's Judicial System

Isle of Wight General District Court

5th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Shayvonne M Woodley


Phone: (757) 365-6244
Fax: (757) 365-6246

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


17000 Josiah Parker Circle
Isle Of Wight, VA 23397-0122

Mailing Address: Isle of Wight General Court P.O. Box 122 Isle of Wight, VA 23397


  • Hon. Nicole A. Belote, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Alfred W. Bates III, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Helivi L. Holland

Court Schedule

Arraignments: Wed and Thurs 9am

   Bond Hearings: As scheduled by attorney on Wed and Thurs 
   (Commonwealth must agree)
   Criminal Misdemeanors: Wed and Thurs 1pm
   DUI, Thurs., at 10:00 a.m.
   Preliminary Hearings: Thursday 1pm

   Driver Improvement Reviews: Thurs 9am
   Dispositions: Wed and Thurs 9am
   Traffic matters set pursuant to the officers' schedule.
   Wed 9am and 1pm
   Thurs 9am

Civil -(1st & 3rd Fridays)
   First Returns/ Uncontested Trials - 9:00 a.m.
   Garnishments - 9:30 a.m.
   *Contested Trials - 10:00 a.m. (as set by the court)
   11:00 a.m., Video Arraignments
   Dangerous Dog Trials 10:00 a.m.
   Small claims - First Friday of every month

Video Arraignments - 1st & 3rd Fridays

Continuance Policy

Continuances granted by Clerk on application prior to court date, or on motion by Judge in court.