Virginia's Judicial System


Hopewell General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts

6th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet
Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Ms Deborah A. Hatcher
email: dhatcher@courts.state.va.us

Phone/Fax


Phone: (804) 541-2257
Fax: (804) 541-2364

Clerk's Office Hours


8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Front Counter: 8:30AM-4:00PM

Address


100 East Broadway
Hopewell, VA 23860

General District Judges

  • Hon. Stephen D. Bloom, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Bruce A. Clark Jr., Presiding Judge
  • Hon. C. Ridley Bain

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

  • Hon. Carson E. Saunders Jr., Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Jacqueline R. Waymack, Presiding Judge

Court Schedule

General District
   Monday - Criminal
   9:00 a.m., Arraignments, Bond Hearings & Video
   9:30 a.m., DIPS and Unrepresented Criminal
   11:00 a.m., Attorney Cases

   Tuesday - Traffic
   9:00 a.m., Arraignments/ Bond Hearings & Video
   9:30 a.m., Unrepresented City Police Traffic
   10:30 a.m., Attorney Cases

   Wednesday - Civil
   9:00 a.m., General Docket - Attorneys
   10:00 a.m., General Docket - Unrepresented
   10:30 a.m., Small Claims
   11:00 a.m., Contested Trials

   Thursday - Traffic
   9:00 a.m., Arraignments, Bond Hearing & Video
   9:30 a.m., Unrepresented Sheriff's Traffic
   11:00 a.m., Attorney Cases

   Friday - Traffic
   9:00 a.m., Arraignments, Bond Hearings & Video Arraignments
   9:30 a.m., Un-represented Sheriff's Dept. Traffic
   11:00 a.m., Attorney Cases

Juvenile & Domestic Relations
   Monday
   9:00 a.m., Arraignments, Bond Hearings, Video & Protective 
   Orders
   9:30 a.m., Pretrial, Custody, Visitation,
     Support Cases/Mediation Returns
   1:00 p.m., Contested Custody, Visitation & Support Cases 
   Continuing

   Wednesday
   8:30 a.m., Arraignments & Video & Detention Hearings
   9:00 a.m., Bond Hearings & Protective Orders
   9:30 a.m., Adult Domestic & Juvenile Delinquency Trials
   1:00 p.m., Adult Domestic & Juvenile Delinquency Dispositions

   Thursday (except 4th Thursday)
   9:00 a.m., Arraignments & Protective Orders
   9:30 a.m., Pretrial, Custody, Visitation, Support/Mediation 
   Returns
   1:00 p.m., Contested Custody, Visitation & Support Cases

   4th Thursday
   10:00 a.m., DSS Cases

   Friday (2nd & 4th)
   9:00 a.m., Video, Arraignments & Protective Orders
   9:30 a.m., DCSE Cases
   10:30 a.m., DCSE Cases Continuing

Continuance Policy

First continuance granted by Clerk; subsequently granted by Judge.