& Queen County
Lane, Suite 206
Office Hours (In King William
County) 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
The Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court Clerk's Office is located in the new Courts & Public Safety Building at 351 Courthouse Lane in King William County.
Holly B. Smith
In Virginia, a juvenile is any person under 18 years of age. The Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court hears all matters involving juveniles such as criminal or traffic matters. Juvenile delinquency cases are cases involving a minor under the age of 18 who has been accused of committing an offense that would be considered criminal if committed by an adult. Other juvenile offenses may be referred to as status offenses. Status offenses are those acts that are unlawful only because they are committed by a minor.
In addition, this court handles other matters involving the family such as custody, support and visitation. The court also hears family abuse cases, cases where adults have been accused of child abuse or neglect, and criminal cases where the defendant and alleged victim are family or household members. Because of confidentiality laws, juvenile information is not provided over the telephone. Information may be released in person with proper ID to a person that is a party to a case.
This court does not conduct jury trials. All cases are heard by a judge.
The judges of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court are elected by the General Assembly for six year terms. The Honorable Holly B. Smith currently presides in King & Queen & King William County, which lies in the state's 9th Judicial District.
Each court has a court clerk's
office which processes all case papers, Keeps court records and provides
information to the people involved in a case (to the extent permitted
by law). Anyone wishing to make a witness appear at a court hearing may
request the issuance of a subpoena (a document used to require a person
to come to the court hearing) at the court clerk's office. While court
personnel are not permitted to offer legal assistance, they can provide
general prcedural information. Because of confidentiality laws, juvenile
information is not provided over the telephone. Information may be released
in person with proper ID to a person that is a party to a case.
Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court is held in the courtroom in the Courts and Administration Building at King & Queen Courthouse located at 242 Allen’s Circle.
3rd Tuesday of each
1st & 3rd Monday
of each month
J&DR courts now have online
payments available for juveniles and adults owing fines, costs and restitution
to the court. Accounts not eligible for online payments are: prepayments
for juvenile traffic matters, accounts that are sealed, accounts under
special review by the court, or accounts in bankruptcy proceedings.
9th Distric Court Service Unit (CSU)
and Queen | King William Branch Office
9th District Court
Service Unit (CSU) serves eleven jurisdictions, which includes the two
cities of Poquoson and Williamsburg, and nine counties of Charles City,
Gloucester, King and Queen, King William, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent,
James City, and York.