Virginia's Judicial System


Portsmouth General District Court

3rd Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Ms Lenna J. (Jody) Davis

Phone/Fax


Criminal: (757) 393-8681
Traffic: (757) 393-8506
Civil: (757) 393-8624
Fax: Criminal: (757) 393-8634
Fax: Traffic: (757) 393-8010
Fax: Civil: (757) 399-6736

Clerk's Office Hours


8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Address


1345 Court Street, Suite 104
P. O. Box 129
Portsmouth, VA 23705-0129

Judges

  • Hon. Douglas B. Ottinger, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Roxie O. Holder, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Morton V. Whitlow, Presiding Judge

Court Schedule

Criminal - Mon. - Fri.
   8:00 a.m., Arraignments (Thurs. & Fri. only)
   8:30 a.m., Arraignments (Mon. - Wed.)
   9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m., Trials and Hearings (Mon. - 
   Fri.)
   (Wed. & Fri. trials in multiple courtrooms)




Traffic: Mon. - Thurs.
   Mon. - Thurs.
   8:30 a.m., In Custody Arraignments
   Mon., Tues., Wed., & Thurs.
   9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., & 2:00 p.m. - Trials
   Fri.
   8:00 a.m.,Out of Custody Arraignments
   8:30 a.m., TEC, DIP and In Custody Arraignments
   9:00 a.m., ASAP Violations

Civil - Mon. - Fri.
   Monday
   9:00 a.m., Pro Se Uncontested Cases
   10:00 a.m., Pro Se High Volume Cases
   11:00 a.m., Pro Se Contested Unlawful Detainer Cases
   12:00 noon, Small Claims Docket

   Tuesday
   9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., & 11:00 a.m.
   Contested Civil Cases
   Wednesday
   Civil Judge Hears Criminal Cases
   (See Segmented Criminal Docket)
   Thursday
   9:00 a.m., Attorney Uncontested Cases
   10:00 a.m., Attorney High Volume Cases

   1:00 p.m., Interrogatories
   2:00 p.m., Garnishments
   Friday
   Civil Judge Hears Criminal Cases
   (See Segmented Criminal Docket)

Continuance Policy

First continuance granted by Judge with agreement of all parties.