Virginia's Judicial System

Fredericksburg General District Court

15th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Laura Leanne Hatch
email: [email protected]


Courts Information Line: 540-372-1042
Crim/Traf: (540) 372-1043
Civil: (540) 372-1044
Fax: Crim/Traf: (540) 372-1228
Fax: Civil: (540) 370-1729

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


701 Princess Anne Street Suite 200
Fredericksburg, VA 22401


  • Hon. David B. Caddell Jr., Chief Judge
  • Hon. Hugh S. Campbell
  • Hon. John S. Martin
  • Hon. Richard T. McGrath
  • Hon. Angela M. O'Connor
  • Hon. Robert Eric Reibach
  • Hon. Jane M. Reynolds

Court Schedule

Arraignments & Bond Hearings
   Tues. & Thurs., 8:30 a.m.
Criminal & Traffic Misdemeanors
   Tues. & Thurs., 9:30 a.m.
Shoplifting Cases
   1st Tues., 9:30 a.m.
Preliminary Hearings
   Tues. & Thurs., 10:30 a.m.
Traffic Infractions
   1st, 3rd, & 4th Fri., 9:00 a.m.
Animal Violations/Game Wardens and Parking Tickets
   3rd Wed., 9:00 a.m.
Dangerous Vicious Dog
   3rd Wed., 10:00 a.m.

   1st & 3rd Mon.
     8:30 a.m., Attorney cases & regular filing plaintiffs
     9:30 a.m., Special plaintiff warrant returns
     10:30 a.m., Special plaintiff warrant returns
     11:00 a.m., Small Claim Cases only
   2nd & 4th Mon.
     8:30 a.m., Unlawful detainers
     9:30 a.m., Special plaintiff interrogatories
   1st & 3rd Wed
     8:30 a.m. Motions
     9:00 a.m. Trials
   2nd Fri.
     9:00 a.m., Trials only

Continuance Policy

Criminal and Traffic Division: First continuance granted by clerk, subsequent continuances granted by judge on motion. Civil Division: All continuances granted by judge on motion.