York County VA Reckless Driving Speeding Traffic Lawyers
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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 represent clients before the York County General District Court. The Town of Yorktown is the county seat of York County. We believe that clients are better represented by attorneys who regularly appear before the same Courts.
York County VA | Yorktown General District Court
Ms Melanie H. Stephens
Phone: (757) 890-3450
Clerk’s Office Hours
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
P. O. Box 316
**Appropriate attire required in the Courtroom.**
In order to maintain order and uphold the dignity and decorum
of the judicial branch of our government, rules of conduct and
attire for litigants, counsel, witnesses, court staff and spectators
will ensure that persons in the courtroom do not obstruct or
interfere with the orderly transaction of court business nor
degrade or insult the dignity of the judicial process,
judicial officers, witnesses or others in the courtroom.
Shirts (with shirt tails tucked in) and shoes must be worn in the courtroom.
**PROHIBITED ATTIRE INCLUDES:
-Shorts of any kind, or cut off jeans;
-Halter, tube or tank tops, “muscle shirts”; strapless dresses/tops;
-Shirts/tops with midriffs exposed; mini-skirts;
-Clothing with obscene, vulgar or offensive language or pictures;
-Sunglasses; flip flops; hats or bandanas.
In addition, the following are not allowed:
-Food and beverage; chewing gum; use of tobacco products
-Cell phones or other electronic devices
(unless necessary for a court hearing, AND with the Judge’s permission).
- Hon. Stephen Ashton Hudgins, Chief Judge
- Hon. Joshua P. DeFord
- Hon. Stephanie E. Merritt
Counsel Determinations Mon. - Wed., 8:30 a.m. Show Cause Hearings, Motions & Pleas Wed., 8:00 a.m. Traffic York Sheriff's Office 1st, 3rd, & 4th Mon., 9:00 a.m. Wed., 1:30 p.m. City of Poquoson Police 2nd Mon., 9:00 a.m. 4th Wed., 9:00 a.m. Virginia State Police Tues., 8:00 a.m. Criminal York Sheriff's Office Mon., 1:00 p.m. (except 3rd Mon.) Wed., 9:00 a.m. City of Poquoson Police 2nd Mon., 10:00 a.m. 4th Wed., 10:00 a.m. Virginia State Police Tues., 2:00 p.m. Civil Uncontested Cases Tues., 1:00 p.m. Contested Trials 3rd Mon., 2:00 p.m. 5th Thurs. and 4th & 5th Fri., 9:00 a.m. Small Claims 3rd Mon., 1:00 p.m. Game Warden & Marine Resources Cases 3rd & 4th Mon., 11:00 a.m. Animal Control - York County 3rd & 4th Mon., 11:00 a.m. Animal Control - City of Poquoson 2nd & 4th Mon., 11:00 a.m.
In civil cases, first agreeable to both sides granted by Clerk; subsequently granted by Judge. In criminal cases, first continuance granted by Clerk; subsequently by Judge. In traffic cases, first continuance granted by Clerk; subsequently by Judge.
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2/9/2022 | Updated 6/25/2023