Virginia's Judicial System

Hampton General District Court

8th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Mr James Michael Smith


Criminal & Traffic Division: (757) 727-6260
Civil Division: (757) 727-6480
Fax: Criminal & Traffic Division: (757) 727-6035
Fax: Civil Division ONLY: (757) 726-6959

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


236 North King Street, 2nd Floor
Hampton, VA 23669-3518


  • Hon. Corry N. Smith, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Selena Stellute Glenn, Presiding Judge

Court Schedule

Courtroom A
   Mon. - Fri.
     Various Times, Preliminary Protective Orders
   Mon., Thurs. & Fri
   8:30 a.m., Contested with Attorneys
   9:30 a.m., Contested Non-Attorney
   Tues. & Wed
   8:30 a.m., Uncontested Dockets with Attorneys
     8:30 a.m. Attorney- Limited to 100 cases
     9:30 a.m., Uncontested Non-Attorney
     1:00 p.m., Unlawful Detainers Non-Attorney
   2nd & 4th Tues.
   11:00 a.m., Uncontested with Attorneys
   2nd & 4th Thurs.
   1:00 p.m., Uncontested with Attorneys

Courtroom B
   Mon. - Fri.
   8:15 a.m., Video Arraingments
   8:30 a.m., Arraignments, Bond Hearings, Admin. Hearings, 
   Attorney Status
   9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Commonwealth Attorney Criminal Docket
   Mon. - Thurs.
   1:00 p.m., Non-Commonwealth Attorney Criminal Arraignments & 
     4th Mon., no 1pm B docket
   Commonwealth Attorney Criminal Protracted
   2nd & 4th Fri.
   8:30 a.m., B Fugitive File Docket

Courtroom C
   Mon. - Fri
   8:15 a.m., Protective Order hearings
   8:30 a.m., City Midnight Officers & TNCC, HU, etc.
   11:00 a.m., City Officers
   1st & 2nd Mon.
   1:00 p.m., ASAP & CCD
   1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th Tues.
   1:00 p.m., Animal Control & VA Marine Police
   3rd Tues.
   1:00 p.m. Competency
   1:00 p.m., City Building Codes, Zoning Violations, Animal 
   Control & VA Marine Police
   1:00 p.m., Small Claims
   1st Thurs., No 1:00 Docket

Courtroom D
   Mon. & Wed.
   11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 11:45 a.m., Troopers
   1st & 5th Mon.
   8:30 a.m., Motorcycle Squad Troopers
   1st & 3rd Mon
   Behavioral Health Docket

Continuance Policy

Continuances granted by Judge on motion. Traffic infraction 1st appearance - Clerk's office. This court follows the Supreme Court guidelines to have 90% of criminal cases adjudicated or otherwise disposed within 60 days of arrest; 100% within 90 days. A request for a continuance beyond this time will require the personal appearance of the attorney for defendant and/or Commonwealth's Attorney.