New Kent County VA Lawyers Riley & Wells for Criminal & Traffic Defense

New Kent County Circuit Court 12001 Courthouse Cir, New Kent, VA 23124 (804) 966-9520

New Kent 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 New Kent 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.

    New Kent Circuit Court

    Clerk

    Hon. Amy P. Crump

    Phone/Fax

    Phone: (804) 966-9520
    Fax: (804) 966-9528

    Clerk’s Office Hours

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

    Address

    P. O. Box 98
    Courthouse
    12001 Courthouse Circle
    New Kent, VA 23124-0098

    Judges

    • Hon. Benjamin Elliott Bondurant, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
    • Hon. Michael E. McGinty
    • Hon. Richard H. Rizk
    • Hon. Jeffrey W. Shaw

    Terms of Court and General Information

    • Court convenes: 9:00 a.m.
    • Terms begin, 2nd Monday Jan; 3rd Monday Mar., May, July, Sept., & Nov.
    • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term at 9:00 a.m.
    • Praecipes must be filed by seven days preceding civil term day.
    • Civil cases are set for trial by conference call with the Judge.
    • Instructions must be submitted 2 days prior to trial.
    • Commissioners in Chancery are rarely used and only at request of attorneys.
    • Local Rules adopted pursuant to Section 8.01-4 for divorce cases.
    • Final civil orders are distributed using email and/or regular mail with postage paid self addressed envelopes provided by the parties.

    New Kent General District Court

    Clerk

    Ms Sirena Kestner
    email: skestner@vacourts.gov

    Phone/Fax

    Phone: (804) 966-9530
    Phone: (804) 966-9534
    Fax: (804) 966-9535

    Clerk’s Office Hours

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

    Address

    P. O. Box 127
    12001 Courthouse Circle
    New Kent, VA 23124-0127

    **Proper Dress is Required. No Shorts Permitted**

    Email: newkentgd@vacourts.gov

    Judges

    • Hon. Stephanie E. Merritt, Presiding Judge
    • Hon. Stephen Ashton Hudgins, Chief Judge
    • Hon. Colleen K. Killilea

    Court Schedule

    Tuesday
       8:00 a.m., Counsel determination with Clerk
       8:30 a.m., Arraignments
       9:00 a.m., Sheriff's Department
       10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., State Police
       1:00 p.m., Sheriff's Department
       1:15 p.m., Garnishments/Interrogatories with Collection Agency
         (2nd Tues. each month)
       1:30 p.m., Criminal Cases
    
    1st Wed
       1:00 p.m., Civil Docket - 1st calling
         (Contact Court prior to filing for available dates)
       1:30 p.m., Reviews (ASAP, CCC, Mental Health, Driving School)
       1:30 p.m., Animal Control Docket
       2:00 p.m.  Civil Small Claims
    
    4th Wednesday of each month
       8:30 a.m., Inmate arraignments if needed
       9:00 a.m., Sheriff's Department
       10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., & 11:00 a.m., State Police
       1:00 p.m., Civil Docket - 1st Calling
         (Contact Court prior to filing for available dates)
       1:30 p.m., Reviews (ASAP, CCC, Mental Health, Driving School)
       1:30 p.m., Department of Game & Inland Fisheries
       1:30 p.m. Criminal Cases
    
    1st Fri., odd Months
       8:30 a.m., Inmate arraignments if needed
       9:00 a.m., Sheriff's Department
       9:30 a.m., State Police
       10:30 a.m., Criminal Cases
       11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., Contested Civil Cases (call 
       court to confirm)
    
    1st Fri., even months
       Contested Civil Cases (call court to confirm)
    

    Continuance Policy

    First motion to continue may be granted by the Clerk. Subsequent motions to continue may be granted by the Judge.

    New Kent Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

    Clerk

    Ms Kelly Douglas Wiggins
    email: kwiggins@vacourts.gov

    Phone/Fax

    Phone: (804) 966-9620
    Fax: (804) 966-9091

    Clerk’s Office Hours

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

    Address

    12001 Courthouse Circle, 2nd Floor
    P. O. Box 174
    New Kent, VA 23124-0174

    Use of portable electronic devices in the New Kent County Courthouse is in accordance with linked PDF.

    No purses or bags of any kind are allowed in the Courthouse.

    Appropriate dress is required. No shorts, tank tops, flips flops or offensive clothing.

    Judges

    • Hon. Holly B. Smith, Presiding Judge
    • Hon. Wade A. Bowie, Chief Judge
    • Hon. Cressondra B. Conyers
    • Hon. Brian J. Smalls

    Court Schedule

    1st, 3rd & 5th Wed., 8:30 a.m.
       Traffic
         8:30 a.m., New Kent Sheriff's Office
         9:00 a.m., Virginia State Police
       Counsel Determinations
         8:30 a.m.
         Criminal Trials
         9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
    1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays
       Counsel Determinations
         8:30 a.m.
       Initial Custody/Visitation
         9:00 a.m.
       Contested Custody/Visitation/Support
         9:30am; 10:30am; 1:00pm, set by Judge/Clerk
    3rd Thursday
       Counsel Determinations
         8:30 a.m. & 9:00 a.m.
       Contested Custody/Visitation/Support
         11:00am; 1:00pm, set by Judge/Clerk
    

    Continuance Policy

    All requests for continuance must be on Continuance Request Form (under ‘Local Court Links’). All parties must be notified and sign off on form, and dates for hearing must be provided.