Hanover County VA Lawyers Riley & Wells for Criminal & Traffic Defense

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Hanover County VA Courthouse Complex

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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 Hanover 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.

    Hanover Circuit Court

    Clerk

    Hon. Frank D. Hargrove Jr.

    Phone/Fax

    Phone: (804) 365-6151
    Fax: Civil Cases Fax – (804) 365-6278
    Fax: Criminal Cases Fax – (804) 365-7148

    Clerk’s Office Hours

    8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

    Address

    P. O. Box 39
    7530 County Complex Road
    Hanover, VA 23069-0039

    Email: hanovercc@vacourts.gov

    Judges

    • Hon. John Overton Harris, Presiding Judge
    • Hon. Patricia Kelly, Presiding Judge
    • Hon. Sarah L. Deneke, Chief Judge
    • Hon. William E. Glover
    • Hon. Herbert M. Hewitt
    • Hon. Michael E. Levy
    • Hon. Roy Michael McKenney
    • Hon. Ricardo Rigual
    • Hon. James Bruce Strickland
    • Hon. Gordon F. Willis
    • Hon. Victoria A. B. Willis

    Terms of Court and General Information

    • Terms begin, 3rd Tuesday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
    • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term and as otherwise called.
    • Criminal cases set at preliminary hearing, when appealed or at the convening of a grand jury.
    • Civil cases are set on a date convenient for all counsel and unrepresented parties by calling Judges’ Chambers at 804/365-6161, or by appearance on Term Day at 2:00 p.m. following the filing of a praecipe in the clerk’s office not later than 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to Term Day.
    • Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
    • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in partition suits.

    Hanover General District Court

    Clerk

    Ms Cheryl Lynn DeVaughn

    Phone/Fax

    Traffic/Criminal:
    Phone: (804) 365-6191
    Civil: (804) 365-6457
    Fax: Traffic/Criminal: (804) 365-6290
    Fax: Civil: (804) 365-6436

    Clerk’s Office Hours

    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Payments taken Mon-Fri 8 AM to 3:45 PM
    Civil Filings are taken Mon-Fri 8AM to 3:30 PM
    Payment Plans & new civil filings: M-F 8AM-3:30PM

    Address

    P. O. Box 176
    District Courts Building
    7530 County Complex Rd 1st Floor
    Hanover, VA 23069-0176

    Effective September 9, 2019, all new filings (except Unlawful Detainers and Garnishments) for Hanover General District Court must have a return date of 50-60 days from the day the filing is sent to the Court.

    Judges

    • Hon. Hugh S. Campbell, Presiding Judge
    • Hon. John S. Martin, Chief Judge
    • Hon. David B. Caddell Jr.
    • Hon. Richard T. McGrath
    • Hon. Angela M. O’Connor
    • Hon. Robert Eric Reibach
    • Hon. Jane M. Reynolds

    Court Schedule

    Mondays
       8:15 a.m. - Arraignments
       8:30 a.m.-  Civil Garnishments (Courtroom 2)
       9:00 a.m. - Civil First Returns
       10:30 a.m.,1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. - Civil Trials
       2nd and 4th Mondays: 10:30 a.m. - Civil Small Claims
    
    Tuesdays
       8:15 a.m. - Arraignments
       8:30 a.m. - Traffic/Criminal Motions
       3rd, 4th, 5th Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. - Civil First Returns
       9:00 a.m. - Criminal Trials
       10:30 a.m. - Traffic Violations
       1:30 p.m. - Criminal Trials: courtroom 1
       3rd, 4th, 5th Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. - Civil Trials 
       (Courtroom 2)
    
    Wednesdays
       8:15 a.m. - Arraignments
       8:30 a.m. - Traffic/Criminal Motions
       9:00 a.m. - Criminal Trials
       10:30 a.m. - Traffic Violations
       1:30 p.m. - ASAP Violations & CCP Violations
       4th Wednesday: 1:30 p.m. - Environmental Violations
    
    Thursdays
       8:15 a.m. - Arraignments
       8:30 a.m. - Traffic/Criminal Motions
       9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. - Criminal Trials
       9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. - State Trooper Traffic Violations
       10:30 a.m. - Hanover/Ashland Traffic Violations
       1st & 3rd Thursdays: 1:30 p.m. - Animal Control Violations
       2nd & 4th Thursdays: 1:30 p.m. - 
       Game/Forestry/Zoning/Fire/Building Violations
    
    Fridays
       8:15 a.m. - Arraignments
       8:30 a.m. - Traffic/Criminal Motions
       9:00 a.m. - Criminal Trials
       10:30 a.m. - Traffic Violations
    
    Please call the Clerk's office to schedule motions for a civil 
    case.
    
    

    Continuance Policy

    Civil First Returns can only be continued in writing by agreement of all parties. Civil Trials can only be continued in court. Criminal cases can only be continued in advance in writing by agreement with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office. 804-365-6185. Full continuance policy can be found on the Hanover General District home page or on file in the Clerk’s office.

    Hanover Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

    Clerk

    Ms Susan S. Wood

    Phone/Fax

    Phone: (804) 365-6200
    Fax: (804) 365-6246

    Clerk’s Office Hours

    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    Address

    P. O. Box 86
    7530 County Complex Road
    Hanover, VA 23069-0086

    Judges

    • Hon. Shannon O. Hoehl, Presiding Judge
    • Hon. Georgia K. Sutton, Chief Judge
    • Hon. John E. Franklin
    • Hon. Julian W. Johnson
    • Hon. Marcel D. Jones
    • Hon. William L. Lewis
    • Hon. Andrea M. Stewart
    • Hon. Frank G Uvanni
    • Hon. Joseph A. Vance IV

    Court Schedule

    Monday
       Morning - Custody/Visitation/Support - Docket Call
       Afternoon - Custody/Visitation/Support - Contested
    Tuesday
       Custody/Visitation/Support - Contested
    Wednesday
       9:00 a.m., Arraignments
       10:00 a.m., Foster Care/CHINS
       Afternoon, Custody/Visitation/Support - Contested
    Thursday
       Juvenile traffic (8:30 a.m.)
       Juvenile Delinquency
       Adult Criminal
    Friday
       1st & 3rd, DCSE
       2nd & 4th, Juvenile Delinquency and Adult Criminal
    

    Continuance Policy

    Criminal and traffic cases must be submitted to the Commonwealth’s Attorney for approval. Civil cases need the signatures of all parties involved. All continuance requests must be approved by the Judge.