General District Court

The General District Court of the County of Campbell is part of the 24th Judicial District of Virginia. It decides all criminal offenses involving ordinances, laws, and by-laws of the County.

The General District Court also handles all misdemeanors under state law and hears cases in which a person is charged with a traffic offense.

It decides civil cases, both in the Small Claims Division up to $5,000, which cannot have an attorney involved, and in the Civil Division, in which the amount in question does not exceed $25,000.

The General District Court also holds preliminary hearings in felony cases to determine whether or not there is sufficient evidence to justify holding a defendant for a grand jury hearing.

All cases are heard by a judge.