Virginia's Judicial System

Newport News-Criminal General District Court

7th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Danielle Nicole Trotman


Phone: (757) 926-8811
Fax: (757) 926-7026

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


2500 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor
Newport News, VA 23607-4307


  • Hon. Michael S. Stein, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Charisse M. Mullen, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Robert G. Saunders, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Rian Elizabeth Lewis

Court Schedule

Courtroom A

   Bond Hearings
   8:30 a.m., Mon. - Fri.

   Video Arraignments
   City Trials
   Non-Commonwealth Trials (Midnight Officers)
   Misdemeanor Drug Arraignments
   Misdemeanor Drug Trials
   Commonwealth Arraignments (Non-Video)
   9:00 a.m., Mon.-Fri.

   Commonwealth Trials
   Preliminary Hearings
   10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m., Mon.-Fri.

   Non-Commonwealth Arriangments
   Non-Commonwealth Trials
   1:00 p.m., Mon.-Thu.

   City Attorney Trials
   1:00 p.m., 4th Wed. of each month

Continuance Policy

Continuance granted first time for good reason.

Three Divisions

Newport News General District Court has three divisions: