Virginia's Judicial System


Franklin City General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts

5th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet
Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Ms Beth A. C. Cobb

Phone/Fax


Phone: (757) 562-8550
Fax: (757) 562-1156

Clerk's Office Hours


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Address


1020 Pretlow Street
Franklin, VA 23851-2067

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
   Traffic
     Mon., 9:00 a.m.
   Criminal
     Mon., 1:00 p.m.
   Civil
   1st & 3rd Fri., 1:00 p.m.

Juvenile and Domestic Relations
   1st, 3rd & 5th Wed.
     8:30 a.m., Arraignments
     9:00 a.m., Criminal
     1:30 p.m., Contested Custody
   2nd Wed.
     8:30 a.m., Arraignments
     9:00 a.m., Custody and Visitation
     1:30 p.m., Contested Custody
   4th Wed.
     8:30 a.m., Arraignments
     9:00 a.m., Child Support/Spousal Support

   Juvenile detention hearings may be set on any Wed. due to time 
   limitations set by law.

Continuance Policy

Continuances granted by Judge or Clerk.