Circuit Court of the County of Campbell
The Circuit Court of the County of Campbell is part of the 24th Judicial Circuit Court of Virginia. It is the court of record in the County and has general jurisdiction of all types of cases - civil, equity and criminal. In addition, the Circuit Court is the court to which appeals from the General District Court and the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court are taken.
The Honorable John T. Cook
Sheila W. Bosiger, Clerk
General District Court
The General District Court of the County of Campbell is part of the 24th Judicial District of Virginia. It decides all criminal offenses involving ordinances, laws and by-laws of the County. The General District Court also handles all misdemeanors under state law, and hears cases in which a person is charged with a traffic offense. It decides civil cases, both in the Small Claims Division up to $5,000, which cannot have an attorney involved and in the Civil Division, in which the amount in question does not exceed $25,000. The General District Court also holds preliminary hearings in felony cases to determine whether or not there is sufficient evidence to justify holding a defendant for a grand jury hearing. All cases are heard by a judge.
The Honorable Stephanie S. Maddox
Amy Leftwich, Clerk
Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court
The Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court handles cases involving delinquents; juveniles accused of traffic violations; children in need of services or supervision or who have been subjected to abuse or neglect; family or household members who have been subjected to abuse; adults accused of child abuse or neglect; adults involved in matters relative to support, visitation, parentage or custody of children; child abandonment; foster care reviews and approval of entrustment agreements; court ordered rehabilitation and court consent for certain medical treatments.
The Honorable A. Ellen White
Debby Martin, Clerk
The Commonwealth’s Attorney represents the citizens of the County in the prosecution of violations of state and local laws. The position is similar to that of the District Attorney in many other states. The Commonwealth’s Attorney is a Constitutional Officer elected by the citizens of Campbell County every four years.
Paul A. McAndrews
P.O. Box 236
Rustburg, VA 24588
Clerk of the Circuit Court
The Clerk of the Circuit Court, a Constitutional Officer elected every eight years, is responsible for recording the following items: deeds, deeds of trust, mechanics liens, plats and other miscellaneous instruments on the land record books; the Clerk’s Office also assists in the docketing of judgments and the filing of financial statements under the Uniform Commercial Code.
The Clerk files and processes all law and chancery suits including motor vehicle accidents, divorces, injunctions, land partitions, appeals from the General District and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts, adoption proceedings and name changes. Other duties include issuance of marriage licenses; processing indictments for both felony and misdemeanor cases; jury scheduling; probating wills; appointing administrators, trustees and guardians; collecting fines and costs for the 24th Judicial Circuit Court of Virginia. Most records of this office (with certain exceptions) are open to the public. (434) 332-9517
The Sheriff of Campbell County, a Constitutional Officer elected every four years, is responsible for law enforcement, maintaining courtroom security at all courts, transporting prisoners and mental patients and serving civil papers in the County.
Other Judicial Services
The Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Service Unit, an agency of the Department of Juvenile Justice, provides a full range of services to children and families under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. An intake officer is on call 24 hours a day to handle criminal emergency complaints and can be reached after regular hours by calling the Sheriff’s Office Dispatcher.
The Victim/ Witness Assistance Program, operating within the office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, provides assistance to victims and witnesses of crime throughout the criminal justice process to ensure they are treated fairly and compassionately. This program also makes referrals to community services available to crime victims and witnesses.
Visit Lynchburg's Domestic Violence Resource for more information.
Pam Cooke, Victim-Witness Advocate
P.O. Box 236
732 Village Hwy
Rustburg, VA 24588
The Department of Corrections - Adult Probation and Parole District 13 office, Allied Arts Building, 725 Church Street, Lynchburg, prepares background investigations on defendants for the Circuit Court, supervises individuals placed on probation by the courts and offenders who are paroled by the Virginia Parole Board.
Crystal Pulley, Chief Probation Officer
Allied Arts Building
725 Church Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Magistrates issue arrest warrants, search warrants, civil warrants, emergency mental orders, temporary detention orders, emergency protective orders and subpoenas; and admit individuals to bail or commit them to jail. Magistrate services are available 24 hours a day. Magistrates currently handle cases in which the accused is over eighteen years of age (with some exceptions). There are no charges for criminal processes.
Jessica Diane Cox, Chief Magistrate
524 Ninth Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501