Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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COURT PROCEDURES

Arriving at Court
The front entrance of the courthouse is on W. Cameron Street. After entering the courthouse and passing through the security checkpoint, take an immediate left through the double doors.  The Juvenile and Domestic Relations courtrooms are in this hallway.

Court Services Unit is located on 101 S. West Street, Culpeper, VA 22701 T

Appropriate Apparel and Personal Items

The court has procedures for what to wear and bring while attending court.

Appropriate Apparel
You need to dress appropriately. Dressing neatly shows respect for the court. Please do not wear halter or tank tops, shorts, sandals, sweatpants, slippers, hats, and sunglasses unless you have a medical condition / sensitivity to light.

Personal Items
Do not chew gum or bring any food or drinks into the courtroom. If you have a cell phone, be sure to turn it off before you enter the courtroom. Cell phones with cameras are not allowed in the courthouse. You will be asked to place such phones in a locker.

All persons entering a county courthouse will be searched, and all bags and other items will be passed through an x-ray machine. Weapons such as guns and any knives are prohibited inside the courthouse. Cameras (including cell phones with cameras), video cameras, and photographic, recording, or similar equipment is prohibited inside the courthouse. Advise security if the above listed items are needed as evidence in your case.

Children
You are discouraged from bringing young children with you to court. If you must bring them to court, bring an adult to supervise the children. You may be at the courthouse for several hours, so please make the necessary childcare arrangements to cover the entire day, including picking children up from school or daycare.

 

Language / Physical Challenges
The court has accommodations for language and disability compliance.

Language Challenges
If you do not understand or speak English well, please call the juvenile services intake office at 540.727.3437. In addition, you may bring an adult to assist with translation.

Sign Language
If a party requires a sign language interpreter for the court hearing, call the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court clerk’s office at 540.727.3437. The clerk’s office will make arrangements for an interpreter.