Prince William County Courts 2018-02-14T08:34:50+00:00


Thank you for visiting our website. The attorneys of The Gordon Law Firm have represented more than 4000 people charged with criminal and traffic offenses throughout Northern Virginia including Woodbridge, Manassas, and Prince William County. We sincerely hope that the following information about the Prince William County court system proves helpful.

Prince William Courthouse – General District Court

The court that most people have contact with is the general district court. The general district court handles traffic violations including speeding tickets and misdemeanors such as Reckless Driving, Driving on a Suspended License, and DUI charges. The general district court also hears other misdemeanors such as possession of certain drugs, trespassing, and assault and battery and conducts preliminary hearings for felonies.

Most traffic and criminal misdemeanors have penalties that include fines and/or the potential for 12 months in jail or less. Felonies are crimes may be punished by more than 1 year in prison. If you have been charged with any criminal or traffic offense, you can call The Gordon Law Firm for a free consultation where we will tell you the potential consequences of the charge if you are found guilty.

9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110-5586

Traffic/Criminal Division: 703-792-6141
Traffic/Criminal Fax: 703-792-6121
Archives Division: 703-792-6152

Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.


  • Hon. William E. Jarvis, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Wallace Semeon Covington III, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Robert P. Coleman
  • Hon. Angela Lemmon Horan
  • Hon. Petula C. Metzler

Checking Case Information On-Line

Online access for Criminal and Traffic General District Court case information for is available at the following web site:

  1. Under Case Information click on “General District Courts”
  2. Select Prince William County General District from drop down and click Begin
  3. Select Traffic, Criminal or Civil and click Continue
  4. You can then search for your case by Name or using the Case Number
  5. When you have finished using the application click the “LOG OFF” button.
  6. You can return to our Prince William County General District Court homepage by clicking on Virginia Courts
  7. Click on General District Courts
  8. Click on Prince William County

After Your Hearing in Traffic Court

Unlike the State of Maryland, General District Court judges in the Commonwealth of Virginia do not have the authority to adjust or reduce points. After conviction, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) determines the amount of demerit points to be assessed according to the severity of the offense. For further information about points, please call 1-800-435-5137 or visit the DMV Web site.

Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court

In Virginia, a juvenile is any person under 18 years of age. The juvenile and domestic relations district 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.

The Juvenile courts in Virginia also hear cases where one family member is accused of committing a crime against another family member or where crimes are committed against a person under age 18. The jurisdiction of the court also applies to unmarried couples who have children in common or have been living together. The attorneys of The Gordon Law Firm are experienced handling the special issues that are often involved with practicing before Juvenile and Domestic Relations courts.

Judicial Center
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110-5555
Phone: 703-792-6160
Business Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday – Friday

Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Judges

  • Hon. D. Scott Bailey, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. George M. DePolo, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. H. Jan Roltsch-Anoll, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Janice Justina Wellington, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Lisa Michelle Baird, Chief Judge

The Gordon Law Firm has provided this information for your convenience. Please understand that as time passes that some of the above phone numbers and names may change. We will make every attempt to keep our website updated with accurate information.



10509 Judicial Drive, Suite 102
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Local: 1.703.218.8416
Text: 1.703.591.6682
Toll Free: 1.866.591.6682
Fax: 1.703.359.8473
Email: TheGordonLawFirm@gmail.com