Virginia's Judicial System

Petersburg Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

11th Judicial District of Virginia

Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Laura B. Craig


Phone: (804) 733-2372
Fax: (804) 481-8591

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


27 East Tabb Street
Petersburg, VA 23803-4518


  • Hon. Phillip T. DiStanislao, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Cheryl J. Wilson, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Theresa J. Royall

Court Schedule

   Adult Arraignments
     Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m. (for those bonded)
     Mon. - Fri., 10:00 a.m. (for those in lock-up)
   Adult Trials: Mon. & Thurs., 9:30 a.m.
   Bond Hearings: Mon. & Thurs., 10:00 a.m.
Juvenile Traffic
   Every Thurs., 9:00 a.m.
   Juvenile Arraignments: Mon. - Thurs., 9:00 a.m.
   Juvenile Adjudications & Dispositions: Mon. & Thurs., 9:30 a.m.
   Detention Hearings: Mon. & Thurs.
   Support & DCSE Cases: Every Tues., 9:00 a.m.
   DSS Cases: Wed. (1st & 3rd), 9:00 a.m.
   Chins/Truancy: 1st & 3rd Fri.
   Custody/Visitation: 2nd & 4th Wed.
   Contested Custody/Visitation: 2nd & 4th Fri.

   Protective orders as filed.

Continuance Policy

Continuances considered by Judge by written request or on motion.