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. William G. Barkley, Presiding Judge
Hon. Robert H. Downer Jr., Chief Judge
Hon. Edward K. Carpenter
Hon. Dale B. Durrer
The General District Court meets as follows:
|Traffic/Criminal 1st call||Wednesday||9:00 AM|
|Traffic||Wednesday||9:30 or 10:30 AM|
|Misdemeanor & All Criminal||Wednesday||10:00 AM|