Hopewell Court

Find Hopewell Virginia courts and courthouses, such as federal, state, district, superior, criminal, common, circuit, judicial, judiciary, divorce, appeals, family, traffic, and small claims courts. Courts provide information on legal cases, law documents, case searches, and appeals.

Hopewell Circuit Court 100 E Broadway Ave Hopewell VA 23860 804-541-2239

Hopewell County Court 100 E Broadway Ave Hopewell VA 23860 804-541-2257

Hopewell Magistrate Court I Rt 645 & Us 295 Hopewell VA 23860 804-524-6611

Hopewell Magistrate Court II 100 E Broadway Ave Hopewell VA 23860 804-541-2395

About Hopewell Courts

Courts in Hopewell, VA are government institutions that resolve legal disputes in accordance with local Hopewell and Virginia law and are housed in Hopewell courthouses. Courts are divided into Criminal Courts and Civil Courts. In Hopewell Criminal Courts, the government prosecutes a case against parties accused of breaking the law. In Hopewell Civil Courts the Court resolves disputes between citizens.

You may contact Courts for questions about:
  • Hopewell court records and judgments
  • Law documents, filings and case records
  • Appealing Hopewell court judgments
  • Court calendars and dockets
  • Hopewell background checks
Hopewell Court Records

Hopewell court records are available to the public at the Hopewell Courthouse. Records vary by specific court, however, commonly requested public records include copies of court decisions, court filings and records, court dockets and calendars, people and background check information as well as criminal records.

About the US Court System

The United States Legal System is comprised of a Federal Court System and Fifty State Court Systems which hear cases at Hopewell Courthouses.

Hopewell Trial Courts

Hopewell Courts, where cases are heard for the first time, are where both sides, the prosecutor and defendant present evidence to argue and support their versions of events. A jury usually decides the outcome of cases and a single judge presides over the court room.

Limited Jurisdiction Court

Limited Jurisdiction Courts in Hopewell are typically limited to hearing only cases about small claims, traffic and driving violations, and misdemeanor offenses. Other courts of limited jurisdiction include Hopewell Probate Courts and Hopewell Family Courts.

Appellate Court in Hopewell, Virginia

Appellate Courts, or Courts of Appeal, hear appeals of decisions that are reached in Hopewell Trial Courts. A judge or a panel of judges presides over the appellate process and decides the outcome of the trial rather than a jury.

Virginia Federal Courts

Federal Courts are divided into Trial Courts and Appellate courts. Hopewell Federal Courts are divided into Courts of General Jurisdiction and Courts of Limited Jurisdiction. General Jurisdiction Courts preside over all matters of cases, whereas Courts of Limited Jurisdiction are limited by their scope. Federal Courts in Virginia are referred to as Superior Courts or District Courts and have jurisdictional authority over defined geographic areas.

Twelve Circuit Courts comprise the US Appellate Court System with the United States Supreme Court at its head. Appellate Courts in Virginia state are similar to the Federal System, whereas multiple appellate courts hear cases within a defined geographic area, governed by the highest State Court, the Virginia Supreme Court.