Virginia's Judicial System


Fredericksburg General District Court

15th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Mr Royal P. Schmidt Jr.

Phone/Fax


Civil: (540) 372-1044
Crim/Traf: (540) 372-1043
SCVRule6 only: (540) 372-1044
Fax: Civil: (540) 370-1729
Fax: Crim/Traf: (540) 372-1228

Clerk's Office Hours


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Address


P. O. Box 180
701 Princess Anne Street, 2nd Floor
Fredericksburg, VA 22404-0180

Judges

  • Hon. John R. Stevens, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Ricardo Rigual, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Hugh S. Campbell
  • Hon. J. Bruce Strickland

Court Schedule

Arraignments & Bond Hearings
   Tues. & Thurs., 8:30 a.m.
Criminal & Traffic Misdemeanors
   Tues. & Thurs., 9:30 a.m.
Shoplifting Cases
   1st Tues., 9:30 a.m.
Preliminary Hearings
   Tues. & Thurs., 10:30 a.m.
Traffic Infractions
   1st, 3rd, & 4th Fri., 9:00 a.m.
Civil
   1st & 3rd Mon., 8:30 a.m.
     Attorney Cases & Regular Filing Plaintiffs
   9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
     Selected plaintiff returns
   1:00 p.m.
     Limited number of contested cases set by
     Judge & Clerk
   2nd Mon., 1:00 p.m.
     Trials & City of Fredericksburg
   1st Mon., 1:00 p.m.
     Small Claims Court
   2nd Fri., 9:30 a.m., Special
     plaintiff interrogatories
     9:30 a.m., Special plaintiff warrant returns
     10:30 a.m., Special plaintiff contested cases
   2nd & 4th Mon.
     8:30 a.m., Unlawful detainers
     10:00 a.m., Contested case trials
     Limited number of cases set by judge.
     1:00 p.m., Trials


Continuance Policy

First continuance granted by Clerk subsequent continuances granted by Judge on motion.