Virginia's Judicial System


Charlottesville General District Court

16th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Ms Mary Alice Trimble

Phone/Fax


Phone: (434) 970-3388
Fax: (434) 970-3387

Clerk's Office Hours


8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Address


P. O. Box 2677
606 East Market Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902-2677

Judges

  • Hon. Robert H. Downer Jr., Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. William G. Barkley
  • Hon. Edward K. Carpenter
  • Hon. Dale B. Durrer

Court Schedule

Criminal
   All Bond Hearings & Motions
   Mon., Tues, Thurs., & Fri., 10:00 a.m.; Wed., 9:00 a.m.
   Felony Preliminary Hearings
   Thurs., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., & 3:00 p.m.
   Misdemeanor Trials
   Mon. & Fri., 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
   Bad Checks
   2nd & 4th Mon., 11:00 a.m.
Civil
   Docket call, Tues., 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.
   Small Claims
   Tues., 3:00 p.m.
   Contested Civil Trials
   Mon. & Fri., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., set by Judge on docket day.
Traffic
   Felonies
   Thurs., 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.
   Traffic Infractions
   Tues. & Thurs., 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
   Misdemeanors
   Tues. & Thurs., 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
   Parking Appeals
   1st Thurs., 9:00 a.m.
   No judge on Wednesday, except for bond hearings
   Judge sits in another court after bond hearings

Continuance Policy

Civil - First continuance granted upon request by Clerk on agreement of all parties. - Traffic - 1st continuance granted by Clerk to officers next court date, or by Commonwealth's Attorney within 30 days. - In all other cases, continuances granted by Judge on motion.