Criminal Case Information – Circuit Court
The Judicial Support Criminal Division processes felony, misdemeanor
appeal, misdemeanor, juvenile appeal and traffic infraction cases.
Judicial System Case Information web
page shows the status of Hanover Circuit Court Criminal Cases, including
defendants’ names and trial
If you are charged with a traffic offense or misdemeanor and have not
been to court, it is possible that your case will be tried in the General
District Court (Tel. 804-365-6191) and not Circuit Court.
General District Court case information, including defendants' names
and trial dates, can be accessed at the Case
Information web page.
Notify the Clerk’s Office at HanoverCC@courts.state.va.us, if
you have a question about this web page or if any of the links on this
do not work.
Judicial Support Criminal Division – Contact information
The office is on the 2nd floor of the Circuit Court Building,
7507 Library Drive, Hanover, VA 23069, and is open from 8:00
4:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday. See Hanover County Government
Complex Map and Directions for location information.
Call the Criminal Division at the following numbers:
Fines and Court Costs
Fines and/or court costs are assessed against individuals convicted
of a felony, misdemeanor or traffic infraction. Fines and
court costs are
due when imposed unless the defendant enters into a payment
plan agreement approved by the Court. Payment plans are signed at
the Criminal Division
office in the Clerk’s Office or before a notary public if the payment
agreement is signed outside of the Clerk’s Office.
Judgment for the amount of fines and costs is entered against
the defendant and interest accrues on the balance due.
the Clerk’s Office.
Individuals who do not promptly pay fines and court costs
when due may be subject to the following:
- Unpaid fines and court costs are reported to the Department of Taxation
for Set-off Debt Collection (after proper notice, any
tax refund or lottery proceeds due the defendant will be sent to the
Office to pay
off the debt).
- Unpaid fines and court costs are reported to the Department of Taxation,
which acts as debt collector for the Circuit Court.
- Notice of any unpaid fines and/or court costs is sent
to the Department of Motor Vehicles, which will suspend
the defendant's operator's
license if payment is not made.
Payment of Fines and Costs – method of payment
In person. Payments are made at the Criminal Division office
on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse between 8:00
a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Government Complex Map and Directions for location
information. We recommend that payments be made prior to 4:00 p.m.
By mail. Payments sent by mail to Hanover Circuit Court
Office, Attention: Criminal Division, Post Office
Box 39, Hanover, VA 23069, must identify the account
number and defendant
which payment should be credited. This information
is important if there are multiple accounts for
The Clerk's Office accepts cash, personal checks,
money orders, VISA and Mastercard. Never send cash
Credit card payments can be handled by phone, if
the Clerk's Office has written authorization to
faxed. The Deputy Clerk handling the payment will
provide a fax number. Note: The Clerk’s Office
must receive a written authorization with each
credit card payment.
How are hearings or trials scheduled in Circuit
Court criminal cases?
Trial dates are generally assigned to felony cases
when they are certified to Circuit Court from
the District Courts.
are assigned to misdemeanor appeals from the
District Courts when the appeal is noted.
Copies of filings or orders may be requested in
person or in writing. The copy fee is 50¢ per page.
There is a $2.00 fee for certifying a document
copy. Copy requests
made by mail
must be accompanied by (1)
a check or money order payable to Hanover County
Circuit Court Clerk for copy and/or certification
(2) a self-addressed
envelope for return of the requested copy. The
mailing address is Hanover County Circuit Court
Office Box 39, Hanover, VA 23069.
Additional information regarding criminal court
The Virginia's Judicial Systemwebsite contains answers to questions about criminal court.