The Circuit Court is the trial court of general jurisdiction, and it has the jurisdiction to try the complete range of civil and criminal cases arising under Virginia law. It is the court in which all jury trials and felonies are tried, and it also hears appeals from the General District Court and the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.
strategic plan goals
The Circuit Court strives to administer its cases fairly, efficiently, and courteously. (Strategic Plan Goal 3)
• To resolve disputes justly.
• To conduct all proceedings in an expeditious and fair manner, applying the rules of the law.
• To schedule cases using segmented dockets to reduce the amount of waiting time for the public.