PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE REQUESTING DEFERRAL...
If you are able to serve on all but one
of the Assigned Dates of service listed on your summons, the court can excuse you for one day. However, you must notify the court by email at email@example.com
or by phone at least 7 days prior to your first scheduled report date. Please give us the date you want to be excused and the reason. This is for a one day excusal.
If you are unable to serve during the month for which you have been called due to scheduling conflicts, vacations, business reasons, etc., the court will allow a one time
deferral to another month which is more convenient for you within a one year period of your original month of service. Deferrals can be requested online at
by calling 757-385-4589 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
. If it is within 7 days of your report date, you must call. The system will not allow you to do the deferral online. You will receive a reply email if your request is made online or by email within 2 business days. If you do not, please call our office at 385-4589.
Excusals can be requested only if it is for a reason that is permitted by the Code of Virginia and documentation will be required for an excusal. We will be happy to defer you to another month otherwise (1 time only) online at:
Please fax required documentation to 385-1314. You will need to include your full name, badge number and phone number.
If you are a full time student and cannot serve during the month for which you have been summoned, the court will allow a deferral to a month during which you are not in school for up to a 2 year period. This request will have to be made by phone or email.
If you are a full or part-time student and need to change your Assigned Date of Service, you can change your day of service to any day Monday - Wednesday that best fits your class schedule. Thursdays and Fridays are not available.