Dinwiddie County VA Criminal & Traffic Defense Lawyers 

Dinwiddie General District Court 14008 Boydton Plank Rd, Dinwiddie, VA 23841 (804) 469-4540

Dinwiddie County VA Courthouse

(804) 673-7111


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    Dinwiddie County VA Circuit Court


    Hon. John B. Chappell Jr.
    email: bchappell@vacourts.gov


    Phone: (804) 469-4540
    Fax: (804) 469-5386

    Clerk’s Office Hours

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM


    P. O. Box 63
    Dinwiddie, VA 23841-0063


    Physical address: 14008 Boydton Plank Road


    • Hon. Paul W. Cella, Chief Judge
    • Hon. Dennis M. Martin
    • Hon. Joseph M. Teefey Jr.

    Terms of Court and General Information

    • Court convenes 9:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
    • Criminal term begins, 3rd Tues. each month
    • Civil term begins, 3rd Tues. each month
    • Grand Juries, 1st day of criminal term.
    • Criminal cases set through Commonwealth’s Attorney on designated days.
    • Civil cases, hearings in civil cases, set through the Court Administrator (804)733-2423 or 11circuit@vacourts.gov, or on term days in matured cases.
    • Criminal bench days every Wednesday a.m., 2nd Wed., a.m. and p.m., 1st Fri. a.m. and 4th Fri. a.m., and traffic appeals 4th Wed. p.m.
    • The Court will email orders if we have an email address on file. If we don’t have an email address then a self addressed stamped envelope is required. Online access to court orders and documents is also available for immediate retrieval. For more information concerning online access please visit our website here, http://www.dinwiddieva.us/index.aspx?nid=746.

    Dinwiddie General and Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Courts


    Ms Lisa G. Coleman


    Phone: (804) 469-4533
    Fax: (804) 469-5383

    Clerk’s Office Hours

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM


    P. O. Box 280
    Dinwiddie Courthouse
    Dinwiddie, VA 23841-0280

    General District Judges

    • Hon. Ray P. Lupold III, Chief Judge
    • Hon. Kenneth A. Blalock
    • Hon. Thomas Stark IV

    Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

    • Hon. Cheryl J. Wilson, Presiding Judge
    • Hon. Phillip T. DiStanislao, Chief Judge
    • Hon. Theresa J. Royall

    Court Schedule

    General District
       9:00 a.m., All arraignments
       9:00 a.m., Criminal, DUI, and driving while suspended 
       10:00 a.m., Criminal, DUI and driving while suspended trials
       1:00 p.m., Civil
       9:00 a.m., State Trooper routine traffic violations
       9:00 a.m., Trooper initiated drunk in publics
       9:00 a.m., Incarcerated arraignments only
       1:00 p.m., Deputy initiated drunk in publics
       1:00 p.m., Deputy routine traffic violations
    Juvenile & Domestic Relations
       Traffic Delinquency & Adult Criminal
       Tues., 9:00 a.m., Arraignments
       Juvenile and Adult Criminal
       Tues., 10:00 a.m. , Trials
       1st Tues., 1:00 p.m.
       Custody, Visitation & Child Support
       Tues., 1:00 p.m. (except the first Tuesday)
       Wed, 9:00 a.m.
       Contested Support & Custody

    Continuance Policy

    Continuances granted by Judge on motion.

    11/5/2015 | Updated 5/17/2024