Order Restricting Use of Electronic Devices

Effective January 3, 2012, the possession of cellular phones and other electronic recording and wireless communication devices will be prohibited in the Court Room of the Charlottesville Circuit Court while court is in session. This prohibition will not apply to licensed attorneys and their staff provided the devices remain de-activated until activation is approved by the Court. Use of audio-visual equipment for selected cases will be permitted upon advance approval by the Court.

Violation of this prohibition may result in the seizure and confiscation of the device in question and a finding of contempt, with attendant punitive sanctions imposed where appropriate upon the offending party.

For a copy of Judge Hogshire’s Order dated 12/5/2011, please click on the following: Judge Hogshire Order