General District Court

Sixteenth Judicial District Greene General District Court in Greene County, Virginia

The court that most people have contact with is the general district court. The general district court handles most traffic violations. The general district court also hears minor criminal cases known as misdemeanors and conducts preliminary hearings for more serious criminal cases called felonies. General District Court is your basic local court.

General District Courts have exclusive authority to hear civil cases with claims of $4,500 or less and share authority with the circuit courts to hear cases with claims between $4,500 and $15,000. Examples of civil cases are landlord and tenant disputes, contract disputes and personal injury actions.

General District Judges

Hon. Kenneth A. Sneathern, Presiding Judge
Hon. Clarence Stokes, Chief Judge
Hon. Theresa Carter
Hon. Matthew J. Quatrara

The General District Court meets as follows:

Court Day Time
Traffic/Criminal 1st call Wednesday 9:00 AM
Traffic Wednesday 9:30 or 10:30 AM
Misdemeanor & All Criminal Wednesday 10:00 AM
Civil Wednesday 11:30 AM

County of Greene

Greene County VirginiaGreene County is a county in central Virginia in the eastern United States. Greene County was established in 1838. Its county seat is Stanardsville.

Learn more about Greene County.


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