Criminal Division

Responsibilities


The Criminal Division is responsible for the indexing, processing and maintaining of felony and misdemeanor criminal appeal cases, including the indexing and processing of traffic appeal cases and collecting court costs. The plaintiff in criminal cases is the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the individual charged with the offense is the defendant. The Criminal Division handles cases that have been certified to grand jury or transferred by a judge for trial in Circuit Court.
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Note About Legal Advice


**Court personnel are prohibited by law from giving legal advice, restating the law or recommending legal action. Questions regarding interpretation of the law should be directed to an attorney licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.**


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