Jurisdiction of the Circuit Court
Criminal jurisdiction of the Circuit Court includes:
- All felony cases
- Misdemeanor cases originating by Grand Jury action
- Appeals from the General District and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts (Unless appealed, traffic infractions are handled by the General District Court or Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court)
When an individual is convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in the Circuit Court, court imposed fines, costs and/or restitution (e.g., court debt) will be assessed against the defendant. View payment options.
Virginia Judiciary Case Information
The Virginia Judiciary Online Case Information System 2.0 allows users to conduct statewide searches for criminal and traffic cases that have been filed in any general district court, any juvenile and domestic relations district court, or any circuit court other than Alexandria Circuit Court and Fairfax Circuit Court. Information regarding criminal charges or case dispositions is not provided over the telephone or via email.
Case Alert Subscription System (CASS)
A part of the Virginia Judiciary Online Case Information System 2.0, the Case Alert Subscription System (CASS) can be used to receive alerts for an upcoming criminal or traffic hearing case. CASS alerts will be sent as an email message and/or an SMS text message. There are no fees charged to use CASS. Updates received through CASS are not intended to be, and are not a substitute for, the official record or legal notice of a court event; CASS is a courtesy reminder service. To receive criminal or traffic hearing notifications, register for CASS by selecting the desired case(s) and clicking the subscribe button. View CASS subscription instructions (PDF).
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.
A letter specifying the subpoena request must be provided and should be delivered to the Circuit Court Clerk's Office. The request for a subpoena must include the defendant's full name, the Circuit Court case number and the certificate of service on opposing counsel. In order to allow adequate time for the preparation of a subpoena, a lead-time of five days from the date of service is requested.
Any subpoenas that should be served by a Sheriff in another county will be forwarded to that Sheriff by the Clerk's Office. For Sheriff's service fees in Virginia Beach, please send a separate check made payable to "Virginia Beach High Constable."
Subpoena Duces Tecum
In addition to the above information, a request for a subpoena duces tecum must contain the following:
- Name and address of person/place with custody of the records
- Specific description of the records that are being subpoenaed
- Date the records must be produced in the Clerk's Office; these records must be made returnable to the Clerk's Office, not an attorney's office
- Witness subpoena - there is no fee for issuance of a witness subpoena.
- Subpoena duces tecum - there is a $5 clerk's fee which must be remitted along with the request.
- Court-appointed counsel are not required to pay a fee.
Amanda L. PohlClerk of Court
9500 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832
9500 Courthouse Road Chesterfield VA 23832
Chesterfield County Circuit Court
P.O. Box 125
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0909
10011 Iron Bridge Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Public Service Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Recording hours are subject to change in the event of inclement weather or holiday closings. Filing parties are encouraged to call the Clerk's Office in advance to ascertain any deviation from normal recording hours.
The Circuit Court Clerk's Office is on the first floor of the Courts Building located at the intersection of Ironbridge Road (Route 10) and Courthouse Road. The Courthouse is a large brick building with white columns and a circular drive.
Parking is permitted in any area except those that are gated, marked "reserved," or designated for jurors. There is no fee for parking.