The Criminal Division of the Circuit Court handles all
- felony cases
- misdemeanor cases originating by Grand Jury action
- misdemeanor appeals from the General District and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts
Information regarding criminal charges or case dispositions is not provided over the telephone or via email.
NOTE: Unless appealed, traffic infractions are handled by the General District Court or Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court.
Unlike the District Courts that have separate traffic dockets, the Circuit Court integrates traffic infraction appeals into its criminal docket.
Criminal Record Checks
The Chesterfield Circuit Court does not perform criminal background checks. The Virginia State Police is equipped to perform a comprehensive background check encompassing the entire Commonwealth of Virginia. Additional information regarding services provided by the State Police can be obtained from the Virginia State Police website.
Public Defender Information
For information regarding the public defender assigned to a specific criminal case, contact the Chesterfield Public Defender's Office directly at 804-662-7171. The Court/Clerk's Office does not maintain such information.