Virginia's Judicial System


Accomack General District Court

2A Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Ms Francina Violet Chisum

Phone/Fax


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

Clerk's Office Hours


8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Address


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

Judges

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

Court Schedule

Monday
   10:00 a.m., Misdemeanors - Police cases, shoplifting, bad checks
   11:00 a.m., Misdemeanors - Citizen complaints
   1:30 p.m., Preliminary Hearings
Tuesday
   9:00 a.m., Traffic - Onley
   9:00 a.m., Traffic - 1st - Hallwood, 2nd - Bloxom, 3rd - 
   Parksley
   10:00 a.m., Traffic - Accomack County Sheriffs, Onancock
   11:00 a.m., Traffic
     1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th - Chincotegue
     1st and 2nd - Virginia Marie Police
     3rd - Game Wardens
   1:30 p.m., Contested Civil or Miscellaneous (Scheduled by Judge)
     VASAP, Community Corrections, Pre-Trial Services
Wednesday
   9:00 a.m., Traffic - State Police
   10:00 a.m., Traffic - State Police
   11:00 Traffic
     1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th - contested DUI Cases (Scheduled by attys & 
        Clerk)
     5th - Contested Civil or Miscellaneous (Scheduled by Judge)
   1:30 p.m., Arraignments
     1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th - Contested Civil or Miscellaneous 
        (Scheduled by Judge)
     3rd - VASAP, Community Corrections, Pre-Trial Services
Thursday
   10:00 a.m., Civil Returns and Unlawful Detainers
   11:00 a.m., Civil Contested Cases
   1:30 p.m., Contested Civil or Miscellaneous (Scheduled by Judge)
Friday (2nd, 3rd, and 5th)
   9:00 a.m., Contested Civil or Miscellaneous (Scheduled by Judge)
   10:00 a.m., Contested Civil or Miscellaneous (Scheduled by 
   Judge)

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.