Virginia's Judicial System

Halifax General District Court

10th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Veresia R. Wood
email: [email protected]


Phone: (434) 476-3385
Fax: (434) 476-3387

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


8 South Main Street Suite 200
Halifax, VA 24558-2508

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 458, Halifax, VA 24558


  • Hon. Darrel W. Puckett, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Calvin S. Spencer Jr., Chief Judge
  • Hon. Jody H. Fariss

Court Schedule

Traffic & Criminal Court
   Arraignments Each Court Date at 11:00 a.m.
   1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Mondays: Town of South Boston
     8:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m.
   2nd Monday: Department of Forestry
     1:30 p.m.
   3rd Monday: Virginia State Parks (3rd Mon.)
     1:30 p.m.
   4th Monday: Department of Game & Inland Fisheries
     1:30 p.m.
   2nd, 3rd, & 4th Mondays
     2:00 p.m. Represented Citizen Complaints
   No Court on 5th Monday or Tuesday
   1st 2nd, 3rd, 4th Tuesdays: Halifax County Sheriff's Department
     8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
   2nd Tuesday: Alcohol Safety Action Program Violations
     1:00 p.m.
   3rd Tuesdays: Halifax County Animal Control (Once Quarter)
     1:00 p.m.
   Virginia State Police (Every Thursday)
     8:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00a.m.
     Felony Preliminary Hearings begin at 11:00 a.m. for VSP
   1st Friday: Town of Halifax
     8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.

Civil Every Thursday
   1:00 p.m. All Civil Cases Except Summons for Unlawful Detainers
   1:30 p.m. Summons for Unlawful Detainers
   2:00 p.m. Contested Civil Cases
   1st Monday: Small Claims Cases
     1:30 p.m.

Continuance Policy

Criminal, Civil, & Traffic continuances granted by Judge or clerk if agreeable to all parties and good cause shown.