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Courts & civil process

Criminal Warrants

The Criminal Warrants function of the Sheriff’s Office is a component of the Courts & Civil Process Division. The criminal warrants function operates twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year. This function is responsible to receive, enter, and remove criminal warrants from the internal records management system as well as the Virginia Crime Information Network and Nation Crime Information Center as required by law.

The Circuit Court

The Circuit Court is the trial court of general jurisdiction in Virginia, and the court has authority to try a full range of both civil and criminal cases. Civil cases involve disputes essentially private in nature between two or more parties; criminal cases are controversies between the Commonwealth and persons accused of a crime. Only in a Circuit Court is a jury provided for the trial of many of these disputes and controversies.

The Virginia Circuit Court system is composed of 31 judicial circuits with 120 separate circuit courts in the various counties and cities of the Commonwealth. The Supreme Court of Virginia establishes the rules of practice and procedure for the circuit courts, and the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court serves as the administrator of the circuit court system.


Spotsylvania Circuit Court

9107 Judicial Center Lane
P.O. Box 96
Spotsylvania, Virginia 22553

General District Court

It is the courts wish that you know your rights and duties. We want every person who comes here to receive fair treatment in accordance with the ideals of American justice. By law, the court must apply rules of procedure and evidence to each case it hears. These procedures are applied uniformly, without regard to personal considerations. The judge is sworn to enforce without favor the laws of the Commonwealth and community, which are made by the people for the protection of all. The general district court does not conduct jury trials. All cases in this court are heard by a judge. Jury trials are held only in circuit court, as provided by the Constitution of Virginia.


General District Court

9111 Courthouse Road
Spotsylvania, Virginia 22553

Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court

​​The juvenile and domestic relations district court handles cases involving:

  • Juveniles accused of delinquent acts, traffic infractions or status offenses

  • Children in need of services or supervision

  • Children who have been subjected to abuse or neglect, or abandoned

  • Children whose custody, visitation, support or parentage is a subject of controversy

  • Children in regards to whom relief of custody or termination of parental rights is sought

  • Children in foster care and who are subjects of entrustment agreements

  • Minors seeking emancipation or work permits

  • Family or household members who have been subjected to or accused of abuse

  • Adults accused of child abuse or neglect, or of offenses against a family or household member

  • Spouses seeking support after separation

  • Enforcement of support orders

  • Court-ordered rehabilitation services

  • Court consent for certain medical treatments


Juvenile Domestic Relations District Court

9113 Courthouse Road,

Building B 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 157
Spotsylvania, Virginia 22553

Phone 540-507-7676

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