Petersburg VA Lawyers Riley & Wells for Criminal & Traffic Defense

petersburg VA courthouse 7 Courthouse Avenue Petersburg, VA 23803 Phone: (804) 733-2367 Fax: (804) 732-5548 Fax: (804) 733-2375 Judges Hon. Mayo K. Gravatt, Chief Judge Hon. Robert Beman Beasley Jr. Hon. Ray P. Lupold III Clerk’s Office Hours 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Address 35 East Tabb Street Petersburg, VA 23803

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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.

Petersburg Circuit Court
Clerk of Court
Hon. Shalva J. Braxton
email: sbraxton@courts.state.va.us
Phone: (804) 733-2367
Fax: (804) 732-5548

Clerk’s Office Hours
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Address
7 Courthouse Avenue
Petersburg, VA 23803

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

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Criminal term begins, 3rd Thursday, each month.
  • Civil term begins, 3rd Thursday, each month.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of criminal term.
  • Criminal cases set through Commonwealth’s Attorney on designated days.
  • Civil cases, and hearings in civil cases, set through the Court Administrator, Tamera Wilson (804)733-2423 or twilson@courts.state.va.us, or on term days in matured cases.
  • Court convenes 9:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Criminal bench days every Monday morning, every Tuesday morning and afternoon, and every Thursday morning and afternoon, except term days.
Petersburg General District Court
Clerk of Court
Ms Dana Helm Shannon
Phone: (804) 733-2374
Fax: (804) 733-2375Clerk’s Office Hours
8:00 AM – 4:00 PMAddress
35 East Tabb Street
Petersburg, VA 23803Judges
Hon. Mayo K. Gravatt, Chief Judge
Hon. Robert Beman Beasley Jr.
Hon. Ray P. Lupold IIICourt Schedule
Arraignments
9:30 a.m., Mon. – Fri., Incarcerated & Bond Motions
11:30 a.m., Mon. – Fri., Bonded
Monday – Criminal
8:30 a.m., Felonies
Tuesday – Traffic
8:30 a.m., City Officers
10:30 a.m. – State Troopers
1:30 p.m., 1st & 3rd Tues., Mental Health Docket
Wednesday
Criminal
8:30 a.m., Midemeanors & DUI
Civil
8:30 a.m., Non-attorney uncontested (off-site)
8:30 a.m., Non-attorney garnishment
10:00 a.m., Attorney uncontested (off-site)
10:00 a.m., Attorney garnishment docket
1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m., Contested cases (off-site)
11:30 a.m., 4th Wed., Small claim docket (off-site)
No civil docket will be held on the 5th Wednesday of a month.
Thursday – Traffic
8:30 a.m., City Officers
10:30 a.m. – State Troopers
Friday – Criminal
8:30 a.m., Felonies
Continuance Policy
Continuances granted by Judge.