Criminal Court Calendar, Appeals

Court Calendar – Criminal Felony and Misdemeanor cases are heard at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Right to Appeal – If you wish to appeal your case you must note the appeal, in writing, within ten (10) calendar days from your court date. If you have any questions regarding the appeal procedures contact the Henrico General District Court Clerk’s office at (804) 501-4723.

Continuances

1. Purpose:
To establish policies and procedures to assist individuals when requesting a continuance.

2. Policy:
It is the policy of this court that continuances are granted by the presiding Judge and will be reviewed on the court date. Continuances will not be granted prior to the scheduled court date. There are no exceptions.

3. Procedure:
Continuances may be requested in writing, or by Facsimile (804) 501-7388. The request should be made as far in advance of the scheduled court date as is practicable. It is the defendant’s duty to contact the court on the scheduled court date, or as soon as possible thereafter, and inquire as to the Judges ruling on the request. If the request is granted, the new court date will be provided to the defendant once the court is contacted. The court will not notify the defendant of the new court date. Failure to contact the court regarding the continuance will result in the defendant being “Tried in Absentia” and fines and costs assessed.