The Prince William County Court Complex
The Juvenile Court, General District Court, and Circuit Court for Prince William County, City of Manassas, Manassas Park, Dumfries, Haymarket and City of Occoquan at all located in the same court complex in old town Manassas at 9311 Lee Avenue, Manassa, Va.
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There is plenty of free parking in three lots on the south, east and north of the complex. The largest lot is north of the jail at the corner of Mosby and Peabody street.
Courthouse Security (NO PHONES)
There is usually a long line to get through Courthouse security each morning around 9:00am. You cannot bring camera cell phones or and other recording devices into the courthouse without special permission from a judge. Weapons, drugs, and any contraband are prohibited. Your bags will be x-rayed and you will walk through a metal detector.
Take South Entrance to Avoid Security Lines
There are two entrances into the Prince William County courthouse. The main entrance faces Lee Avenue and is usually very crowded at 9:00am. The second entrance faced route 28/center street and there is usually no line at all.
How to Pay Your GDC Fines and Court Costs Online:
GDC Court Clerk’s Office
The General District Court Clerk’s Office is in room 230. The phone number for the GDC clerk’s office is Phone: (703) 792-6141 Fax: (703) 792-6121. Their hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Mon-Friday.
Circuit Court Clerk’s Office – How to pay Circuit Court Fines
The PWC Circuit Court criminal cases clerk is in room 310 of the Courthouse. You Can reach them at 703-792-6031 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. These are also the numbers/email to pay criminal fines and court costs in Circuit Court. Open 8:30am to 4:30 pm Mon-Fri
Juvenile (JDR) Court Clerk
The JDR court clerk’s office is next to the main entrance to courthouse on the first floor. They are open 8:00am to 4:00pm mon through fri. Phone: (703) 792-6160 Fax: (703) 792-7863.
Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court (JDR)
The first floor of the courthouse is the PWC Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. All cases involving minors (as defendants or victims) are heard here and cases that involve a family members as a victim. Teenagers (17 years old or younger) who get DUI’s under 18.2-266 or 18.2-266.1 have court in Prince William Juvenile Court.
There are five courtrooms and 5 JDR judges in Prince William County
- Hon. D. Scott Bailey, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
- Hon. George M. DePolo, Presiding Judge
- Hon. H. Jan Roltsch-Anoll, Presiding Judge
- Hon. Janice Justina Wellington, Presiding Judge
- Hon. Lisa Michelle Baird
Prince William General District Court (GDC)
The second floor of the courthouse is General District Court. All adult crimes, including DUI, DWI, refusal, underage DUI, hit and run, reckless driving, and traffic tickets are first heard in General District Court. Even felonies typically begin in General District Court. There are 5 general district courtrooms in Prince William County and four full time judges.
- Hon. William E. Jarvis, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
- Hon. Wallace Semeon Covington III, Presiding Judge
- Hon. Tracy Calvin Hudson, Presiding Judge
- Hon. Steven S. Smith, Presiding Judge
Criminal Arraignments are typically heard in Courtroom 1 at 8:30 and DUIs, traffic tickets, and other misdemeanor cases are usually heard in courtrooms 3, 4, or 5 at 9:00am. (there is sometimes a small 10:00am docket).
Felony preliminary hearings are heard at 11:30 in courtrooms 3, 4, or 5.
Prince William County Circuit Court
The third floor is Prince William County Circuit Court. Felony trials (DUI maiming and DUI 3rd offense) are held in circuit court and misdemeanor cases (DUI 1st and DUI 2nd and Refusal) are appealed to circuit court.
There are 6 courtrooms in circuit court and three full time judges:
- Hon. Craig D. Johnston, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
- Hon. Lon Edward Farris, Presiding Judge
- Hon. Carroll A. Weimer, Presiding Judge