Virginia's Judicial System

Accomack General District Court

2A Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Francina Violet Chisum


Phone: (757) 787-0923
Fax: 757-787-5619 (fax)

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


P. O. Box 276
23371 Front Street
Accomack, VA 23301


  • Hon. Gordon S. Vincent, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge

Court Schedule

Monday - Criminal Cases
   9:00 a.m., Misdemeanors - Police cases, shoplifting, bad checks
   10:00 a.m., Misdemeanors - Citizen complaints
   1:30 p.m., Preliminary Hearings & Bond Hearings
Monday - Civil Cases
   11:00 a.m., Contested Cases
Wednesday - Traffic Cases
   9:00 a.m., State Police
   10:00 a.m., Sheriff's Deputies
   11:00 a.m., State Police, Parksley (1st) & Bloxom (2nd), 
   Hallwood (3rd)
   1:30 p.m., Arraignments
   2:00 p.m., Onley (1st & 4th), Onancock, (1st & 2nd), 
   Chincoteague (2nd & 4th)
   2:00 p.m., Marine Police, Game Wardens (1st & 2nd)
   2:00 p.m., Miscellaneous cases scheduled by Judge (3rd & 5th)
Friday - Civil Cases
   9:00 a.m., Designated Attorneys and Creditors (1st)
   9:00 a .m., Unlawful Detainers (1st, 2nd & 4th)
   9:30 a.m., Small Claims (2nd & 4th)
   10:00 a.m., Designated Attorneys (1st).
   10:00 a.m., First Return Dates (2nd & 4th)
   11:00 a.m., Contested Cases (1st, 2nd & 4th)
   1:30 p.m., Contested Cases (1st, 2nd & 4th)

**Bond hearings are scheduled between dockets and after Preliminary 
**Attorneys should contact the Clerk and the Commonwealth's 
Attorney to arrange a time.**

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 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 Judge only, for good cause.