Northampton County VA Eastville Reckless Driving Speeding Traffic Lawyers

Northampton County Courthouse

(757) 678-1919

16412 Courthouse Road

Eastville, VA 23347


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    Best Law Firm 2024 Riley Wells Attorneys at Law - Traffic Ticket, Reckless Driving, Speeding, and Virginia Criminal Defense LawyerRiley & 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. Our office is located on “Lawyers Row” in the Historic Court Green in Eastville. We routinely represent clients before the Northampton County VA General District Court. Eastville is the county seat of Northampton County. Exmore is the largest town. Virginia is a large state and we believe that clients are better represented by attorneys who regularly appear before the same Courts.

    Northampton County VA Circuit Court


    Hon. Traci L. Johnson


    Phone: (757) 678-0465
    Fax: (757) 678-5410

    Clerk’s Office Hours

    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


    P. O. Box 36
    5229 The Hornes
    Eastville, VA 23347-0036

    Northampton County General District Court Judges

    • Hon. James Clayton Lewis, Chief Judge
    • Hon. Tanya Bullock
    • Hon. Kevin M. Duffan
    • Hon. Afshin Farashahi
    • Hon. Steven C. Frucci
    • Hon. William Revell Lewis III
    • Hon. Stephen C. Mahan
    • Hon. Anne Bonwill Shockley

    Terms of Court and General Information

    • Terms begin, 2nd Monday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
    • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
    • Docket call held the 2nd Monday in Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov. at 10:00 a.m.
    • Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
    • Motions and other pretrial hearings will be heard on the 2nd Friday of each month at 9:30 a.m. by scheduling a hearing with Court’s Judicial Assistant to be placed on the motions docket for that day.
    • Cases set by writtten request submitted one (1) business day previous to docket call, or by praecipe, followed by appearance at docket call held on 2nd Monday (Term Day) of odd months at 10:00 a.m.
    • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized.
    • Supreme Court Deed Calculation Page is required as the cover sheet for all land recordings. Tax Map Numbers are required.
    • All civil filings require a (Form CC-1416) Cover Sheet for Filing Civil Actions.
    • Arraignments: Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. by the General District Court; Mondays at 11:30 a.m. by the J&DR Court (domestic and juvenile related indictments only).

    Northampton County VA General District Court


    Ms. Karen Sparrow Merritt


    Phone: (757) 678-0466

    Clerk’s Office Hours

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM


    5229 The Hornes
    Eastville, VA 23347

    Judges in the Northampton County

    • Hon. Gordon S. Vincent, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
    • Hon. Patrick A. Robbins

    Court Schedule

       10:00 a.m., Civil Returns and Unlawful Detainers
       11:00 a.m., Civil Contested Cases
       1:30 p.m., Contested Civil or Miscellaneous (Scheduled by Judge)
       9:00 a.m., Traffic - State Police
       10:00 a.m., Traffic - Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel
       11:00 p.m., Traffic - State Police
         1st - Virginia Park Police
         2nd - Game Wardens
         3rd, 4th - Virginia Marine Police
       1:30 p.m., Traffic - Exmore
       9:00 a.m., Traffic - Northampton County Sheriffs
       10:00 a.m., Traffic - Eastville
       11:00 a.m., 3rd - VASAP, Community Corrections Pre-Trial 
       1:30 p.m., 1st, 2nd - Contested DUI Cases (Scheduled by attys & 
         3rd, 4th, 5th - Contested Civil or Miscellaneous (Scheduled by 
       9:30 a.m., Arraignments
       10:00 a.m., Misdemeanors
       11:00 a.m., Preliminary Hearings
       1:30 p.m., Contested Civil or Miscellaneous (Scheduled by Judge)
    Friday (1st, 4th & 5th)
       9:00 a.m., Contested Civil or Miscellaneous (Scheduled by Judge)
       10:00 a.m., Contested Civil or Miscellaneous (Scheduled by 

    Continuance Policy

    Traffic cases: A first continuance may be granted by the clerk, but only to the police officer’s next scheduled court date. Subsequent continuances by Judge only. Criminal cases: Contact the clerk and the Commonwealth’s Attorney (if involved). Judge’s approval may be required. Civil cases: Contact the clerk and the opposing party or attorney. Before the first return date, the clerk may continue cases when the process has not yet been served, and after service, with the agreement of all parties. Subsequent continuances by Judge only. Continuances of scheduled contested cases by  attorneys in Northampton County Virginia cases only by Judge approval, for good cause.

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    7/12/2021 | Updated 6/4/2024