Do I need to come to court early? Will I be in court all day?
In most cases, it is a good idea to arrive a few minutes early for your court case. This will allow you to be notified about any last-minute changes in your case, such as a plea agreement or a continuance. Unfortunately, it is never easy to predict the length of a court docket or how long court may run. In general, you should always appear for court on time, but expect some delays.

However, court dockets in York/Poquoson Courts are usually not frequently significantly delayed. If you are subpoenaed for a morning case between 8-10 a.m., you will generally be out of court by noon. If you are scheduled to appear for court between 1 and 2:30 p.m., your case will usually conclude by 5 p.m.

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1. I wrote a statement about what happened. Why do I have to come to court?
2. Can I drop charges?
3. Do I need to meet with the prosecutor before court?
4. How do I get a protective order?
5. Do I need to come to court early? Will I be in court all day?
6. Is there a separate waiting area available when I have to appear in court?