General District Court

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 A.M. to 4 P.M., Monday - Friday

703-246-3764
TTY 711

4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA, 22030

Susan Madsen,
Acting Clerk of Court

Discovery Order Procedure

For misdemeanor cases punishable by confinement in jail  and in which the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office is involved, the parties should both sign the court’s Discovery and Inspection Order form and file in the Clerk’s Office.

For misdemeanor cases punishable by confinement in jail, in which the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office declines to represent the Commonwealth, and where the complainant is a Fairfax County Police Officer, the County Attorney’s Office has drafted a Discovery and Inspection Order form which may be used.  This Order must be filed in the clerk’s office at least 10 days before the court date and a copy delivered to Police Liaison.

If defense counsel wishes to modify the above referenced Fairfax PD order in any way, counsel must file a motion at least ten (10) days prior to the date fixed for trial, with a copy thereof mailed, faxed or otherwise delivered to the law enforcement officer at least five (5) days prior to the hearing on the motion.

Presently, for misdemeanor cases punishable by confinement in jail, in which the Commonwealth’s Attorney declines to represent the Commonwealth, and where the complainant is other than a Fairfax County Police Officer, counsel must file a motion at least ten (10) days prior to the date fixed for trial, with a copy thereof mailed, faxed or otherwise delivered to the law enforcement officer at least five (5) days prior to the hearing on the motion.

For misdemeanor cases punishable by confinement in jail in the City of Fairfax and Towns of Herndon and Vienna, and for which there is defense counsel, the parties should both sign the court’s Discovery and Inspection Order form and file in the appropriate Clerk’s Office.

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