Southampton County VA Criminal & Traffic Lawyers

Southampton County VA Criminal & Traffic Lawyers

Southampton VA Courthouse

(757) 678-1919


Free Case Evaluation by a Top Rated Lawyer

Please submit your contact information along with the relevant details of your case using the below form. We will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible. Our normal office hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..

    Your Name (required)

    Your Phone Number (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Offense Jurisdiction (required)

    Case Description (required)

    Best Law Firm 2024 Riley Wells Attorneys at Law - Traffic Ticket, Reckless Driving, Speeding, and Virginia Criminal Defense LawyerRiley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is a limited liability company registered to practice law with the Commonwealth of Virginia State Corporation Commission. Our attorneys in Southampton County Virginia are licensed to practice law by the Virginia State Bar. We represent clients every week before the Southampton County VA Courts. Courtland is the county seat of Southampton County. Our Southampton County VA lawyers are rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell and recognized as a “Best Law Firm” according to U.S. News and World Reports for the highest level of professional excellence in legal ability and ethical standards. The Martindale-Hubbell and Best Lawyers publications are distinguished, established organizations that publish reliable information regarding lawyers and law firms.

    Southampton County VA District Courts


    Ms Belinda J. Jones


    Phone: (757) 653-2673
    Fax: (757) 653-2656

    Clerk’s Office Hours

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM


    P. O. Box 347
    22350 Main Street
    Courtland, VA 23837-0347

    General District Judges

    • Hon. Alfred W. Bates III, Chief Judge
    • Hon. Nicole A. Belote
    • Hon. Helivi L. Holland

    Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

    • Hon. James E. Wiser, Chief Judge
    • Hon. Stan D. Clark

    Court Schedule

    General District Court
       2nd & 4th Fri., 1:05 p.m.
       Small Claims
       2nd & 4th Fri., 1:00 p.m.
       Tues., 1:00 p.m.
       Tues. & Fri., 9:00 a.m.
       Town or Local Ordinances
       Tues., 9:00 a.m.
    Juvenile & Domestic Relations
    1st 4th & 5th Thursday
       8:30 a.m., Arraignments
       9:00 a.m., Criminal cases
       9:30 a.m., Commonwealth Attorney cases
       11:30 a.m., Custody/Visitation
       2:00 p.m., Contested Custody
    2nd Thursday
       8:30 a.m., Arraignments
       9:00 a.m., Non DCSE Support & Juvenile Traffic
       9:30 a.m., Support with Court Appointed Attorney
       10:30 a.m., DCSE Cases
    3rd Thursday
       8:30 a.m., Arraignments
       9:00 a.m., Juvenile Traffic
       10:00 a.m., Custody/Visitation
    *Juvenile detention hearings will be set on any Thursday because of 
    the time limits set by law.

    Continuance Policy

    First continuance granted by Clerk or Judge; thereafter granted by Judge.

    Southampton County Circuit Court


    Hon. Richard L. Francis


    Phone: (757) 653- 2200
    Fax: Fax: (757) 653- 2547

    Clerk’s Office Hours

    8:30 AM – 5:00 PM



    **Court will be CLOSED the week of July 16th-19th to move back into the renovated courthouse.**

    **Court will reconvene on July 22nd at 22350 Main Street; 2nd Floor, Courtland, VA 23837**

    Mailing Address: P.O. Box 190, Courtland, VA 23837

    Physical Address: 23190 Sedley Road, Franklin, VA 23851

    All Criminal matters are held at 23190 Sedley Road, City of Franklin, VA 23851

    Civil Motions heard in Isle of Wight Courthouse or Suffolk Courthouse.


    • Hon. Carl Edward Eason Jr., Chief Judge
    • Hon. Lawson Wayne Farmer
    • Hon. Matthew A. Glassman
    • Hon. Robert H. Sandwich Jr.

    Terms of Court and General Information

    • Terms begin, 3rd Monday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
    • Motion Day, every Tuesday, 9:00 a.m., in Suffolk
    • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
    • Civil cases set by civil court administrator.
    • Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
    • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized for divorce annulments and depositions.
    • Instructions must be submitted 7 days prior to trial.
    • Local rules adopted pursuant to Section 8.01-4.
    • Marriage Licenses by appointment only
    • Probate by appointment only

    We can help! Let us review YOUR case!

    7/2/2021 | Updated 6/6/2024