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
  • Hon. Steven D. Bond

Court Schedule

Courtroom A
   Mon., Tue., Thurs.
   Attorney Only
     8:30 a.m. & 9:30 a.m. Trials
     11:00 a.m. 1st Returns
   Attorney Only
     8:30 a.m. & 9:30 a.m. Trials
   Non-Attorney Only (Pro Se)
     8:30 & 9:30 Trials
     11:00 1st Returns
   1st Mondays NO Civil Dockets

Courtroom B
   Mon. - Fri.
   8:15 a.m., In Custody - Video Arraignments, Video Bail Hearings, 
   Check Attorney
   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 & 
   2:00 p.m. Commonwealth Attorney Protracted

Courtroom C
   Mon. - Fri
   8:15 a.m., Protective Order hearings
   8:30 a.m., Hampton Police, TNCC, HU, etc.
   11:00 a.m., Hampton Police
   Mon., 1st & 2nd
   1:00 p.m., ASAP & CCD
   Mon. (2nd, 3rd, & 4th Mondays)
   11:00 a.m. VA State Police
   Tue. (1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th)
   1:00 p.m. VA Marine Police
   Tue. (3rd)
   1:00 p.m., City Building Codes, Zoning Violations, VA Marine 
   1:00 p.m., Competency
   8:30 a.m. VA State Police
   11:00 a.m. VA State Police
   1:00 p.m. VA Marine Police, City Building Codes & Zoning 
   1:00 p.m. Small Claims
   9:30 a.m. Animal Control

Courtroom D
   Mon. (1st & 5th)
   8:30 a.m. & 11:00 VA State Police
   Mon. (1st & 3rd)
   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.