Chesterfield County Lawyers Riley & Wells for Criminal & Traffic Defense

chesterfield county courthouse is located at 9500 Courthouse Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832

Chesterfield County Courthouse

T:(804) 673-7111
F:(804) 673-7115
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1518 Willow Lawn Drive, Suite 200
Richmond, Virginia 23230

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    Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law, PLLC, is a limited liability company that is registered to practice law with the Commonwealth of Virginia State Corporation Commission. Our attorneys are licensed to practice law by the Virginia State Bar. We are a local law firm that appears before the Chesterfield County Circuit, General District, and Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Courts every week. Virginia is a large state and we believe that clients are better represented by local attorneys who regularly appear before the same Courts.

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    Chesterfield Circuit Court

    Clerk

    Hon. Wendy Hughes

    Phone/Fax

    Phone: (804) 748-1241
    Fax: (804) 796-5625

    Clerk’s Office Hours

    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    Address

    P. O. Box 125
    9500 Courthouse Road, 2nd Floor
    Chesterfield, VA 23832-0125

    P.O. Box 57 (Judges)

    Judges

    • Hon. Edward A. Robbins Jr., Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
    • Hon. Lynn S. Brice, Presiding Judge
    • Hon. David E. Johnson, Presiding Judge
    • Hon. Steven C. McCallum, Presiding Judge
    • Hon. Frederick G. Rockwell III, Presiding Judge

    Terms of Court and General Information

    • Criminal and Civil Terms begin Tuesday following 3rd Monday in Jan., 3rd Monday in March, May, July, Sept. & Nov.
    • Grand Juries, 1st day of Criminal Term at 9:00 a.m.
    • Criminal dockets generally convene at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
    • Criminal docket call held every term day morning.
    • Criminal appeals generally scheduled the 1st and 3rd Tuesday and every Friday.
    • Criminal cases set through Commonwealth Attorney on designated days.
    • Civil docket call is held on designated afternoons (2PM J&DR, 2:30 GDC) on the “duty” docket for the presiding judge’s assigned cases
    • Civil trials and most hearings are set with Judges’ legal assistants.
    • Civil appeals will be scheduled for the presiding Judge’s duty docket call.
    • The pre-setting of all cases is strongly encouraged.

    For detailed information concerning filing procedures, fees and general information pertaining to most transactions handled by the Clerk’s Office and/or Court, please visit the Circuit Court Clerk’s web site.

    Chesterfield General District Court

    Clerk

    Mrs Linda Josette McCollum-Moore

    Phone/Fax

    Phone: (804) 748-1231
    Fax: (804) 748-1757

    Clerk’s Office Hours

    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    Address

    P. O. Box 144
    Chesterfield Courthouse
    9500 Courthouse Road
    Chesterfield, VA 23832-0144

    Judges

    • Hon. Matthew Donald Nelson, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
    • Hon. Keith Nelson Hurley, Presiding Judge
    • Hon. James J. O’Connell III, Presiding Judge
    • Hon. Thomas L. Vaughn, Presiding Judge

    Court Schedule

    Protective Order Hearings
       10:45 a.m., Mon. - Fri.
    Arraignments
       10:30 a.m., Mon. - Fri., Bonded (Pre-Trials)
       11:00 a.m., Mon. - Fri., Lock-up (Pre-Trials)
    Traffic
       8:30 a.m., Mon. - Fri.
       1:00 p.m., Mon. - Thurs.
       2:00 p.m., Mon. - Thurs.
    Criminal
       8:30 a.m., Mon. - Fri.
       10:00 a.m., Mon. - Thurs.
       1:00 p.m., Mon. - Thurs.
    
    Civil
       Monday
       8:30 a.m., Garnishments
       9:00 a.m., Attorney Interrogatories & Attorney Docket
       10:00 a.m., General Interrogatories & General Docket
       10:30 a.m., Motions Docket
       1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m., Contested Civil Trials
       Tuesday
       8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. & 10:00 a.m., Contested Civil Trials
       12:30 p.m., Garnishments
       1:00 p.m., Interrogatories & Attorney Docket
       2:30 p.m., Motion Docket
       Wednesday
       8:30 a.m., Garnishments
       9:00 a.m., Attorney Docket & Interragatories
       10:30 a.m., Motions
       1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m., Contested Civil Trials
       Thursday
       8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. & 10:00 a.m., Contested Civil Trials
       8:30 a.m., Garnishments
       9:00 a.m., Attorney Interrogatories & Attorney Docket
       10:00 a.m., Motions
       10:30 a.m., Motions Docket
       1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m., Contested Civil Trials
       Friday (1st through 4th Fridays only)
       8:30 a.m., General Civil Docket
       10:30 a.m., Small Claims
       1:00 p.m., Contested Lengthy Civil Cases : to be set by Court 
       only
    

    Continuance Policy

    Continuances granted by Judge. Civil Trial Continuances: -Trials more than 3 weeks away, please contact Clerk’s Office for a continuance. -Trials less than 3 weeks away- continuances are granted by motion and order only.

    Chesterfield Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

    Clerk

    Ms Laura Gardner Griffin
    email: lgriffin@vacourts.gov

    Phone/Fax

    Phone: (804) 748-1379
    Fax: (804) 717-6043

    Clerk’s Office Hours

    8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Open to public 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Address

    7000 Lucy Corr Boulevard
    Chesterfield, VA 23832-0008

    Judges

    • Hon. Vanessa L Jones, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
    • Hon. Duane Gregory Carr, Presiding Judge
    • Hon. Scott David Landry, Presiding Judge
    • Hon. M. Duncan Minton Jr., Presiding Judge
    • Hon. Jayne Ann Pemberton, Presiding Judge
    • Hon. J. David Rigler, Presiding Judge

    Court Schedule

    Juvenile Traffic
       Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m.
    Civil
       Mon., Wed., & Fri., 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 a.m & 12:00 p.m.
    Adult Criminal
       Tues. & Thurs, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 a.m. & 12 noon
    Delinquency
       Tues. & Thurs., 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 a.m.,
         & 11:30 a.m. (for those detained)
    Lengthy cases set by the Court.
    Pre-trial for Adult Defendants
       Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m. (for those bonded)
       Mon. - Fri., 11:30 a.m. (for those in lock-up)
    Pre-trial for Juveniles
         Mon - Fri. 8:30 a.m.
    Detentions
       Mon. - Fri., 10:00 a.m.
    DCSE
       Mon & Wed., 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.,
         1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
    DSS
       Mon., Wed., 12:00 p.m.
    5-day Preliminary Hearings
       Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.
    

    Continuance Policy

    For continuance policy and related form, please see www.chesterfield.gov/jdrcourt for more information, or contact the Clerk’s Office.