General District Court of Loudoun County – Where to meet your lawyer.
Serious Traffic Offenses and Criminal charges are stressful to say the least. So the last thing you want is to wonder where your attorney is on “game day”! Thus, when you hire a Criminal – DUI / DWI – Reckless Driving Lawyer Loudoun VA, he / she should have a simple system for meeting you in the Court.
Loudoun Court location. The Loudoun County Courthouse is located at 18 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176. Parking is free but it is a pain and hard to find. The lots are not close to the Court. They are about two blocks away, North East of the Court house.
Getting into the Courthouse and through Security. Cell phones are NOT allowed. Leave them in your car. But conveniently, there are free lockers in the courthouse right before the magnometers. Attorneys can have cell phones.
Meeting your attorney in the court house. At the time of writing this, the Loudoun General District Court is only two rooms on the first floor. A courthouse expansion is funding and planned. Usually, a Criminal – DUI / DWI – Reckless Driving Lawyer Loudoun VA, will just wait for his / her client in the hallway directly in front of the Court room. We like to meet our clients 15 minutes prior to the Court start time. The start times are as follows:
Courtroom #1C (e.g. First Floor Courtroom “C”) Monday – Friday Criminal Motions: 8:30 a.m. Bond Motions: 1:00 p.m. Monday Town of Leesburg Traffic: 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday Loudoun Sheriff’s Dept, Criminal Misdemeanors: 8:30 a.m. Preliminary Hearings: 1:00 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday Town of Leesburg, Criminal Misdemeanors: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Animal & Game Warden Violations: 10:00 a.m. Friday Probation Violations: 8:30 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. 1st & 3rd: Greenway 2nd & 4th: VDOT Courtroom #1D Monday – Friday Arraignments: 11:15 a.m. Traffic Motions: 8:30 a.m. Monday Loudoun Sheriff’s Office: Traffic, 8:30 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Tuesday Loudoun Sheriff’s Office: Traffic 1st – 3rd, 8:30 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Virginia State Police: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday Virginia State Police: Traffic & Criminal Misdemeanors: 8:30 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Loudoun Sheriff’s Dept. Traffic: 1:30 p.m. Thursday Virginia State Police Traffic & Criminal Misdemeanors: 8:30 a.m. Dulles: Traffic & Criminal Misdemeanors: 8:30 a.m. Loudoun Sheriff’s Office: Traffic, 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Friday Town of Middleburg & Purcellville Traffic & Criminal Misdemeanors: 8:30 a.m. Loudoun Sheriff’s Office:Traffic, 10:00 a.m. Dulles: Traffic & Criminal Misdemeanors: 10:00 a.m.
We arrive early so we can see our clients prior to Court. Some lawyers just ask their clients to go into the Courtroom and wait for them. These cheaper lawyers have low fees because the
Represent a large number of clients to represent each day at the same time. This can save clients lots of money, with that savings, there is no individual attention. So, if you have hired a cheap lawyer they usually arrive. So just sit in the Court room and they will try and find you.
How do I know the actual court room? After going through security, just walk downstairs and the two court rooms are immediately in front of you. By each Court room door is a t.v. with names listed alphabetically. If you see your name, then you are in that Court room.
What to expect in Court? In Loudoun, the Prosecutors will actually talk to Defendant’s who are not represented by lawyers. There is no law that says you have to have a lawyer. If you want to save some money and represent yourself, when your case is called by the Judge, just say “I would like the opportunity to talk to the Prosecutor.” The Judge will set you case aside. Remember, though, that when talking to the Prosecutor, his / her job is to convict you. You can try and negotiate a deal, but unless you know the law, you probably have nothing to bargain with. If you want something to bargain with (e.g. decent legal arguments, information about your background that would make a Prosecutor sympathetic, etc.) then you should not talk to the Prosecutor directly, but rather, hire a Criminal – DUI / DWI – Reckless Driving Lawyer Loudoun VA, that can get you the best possible outcome.