Collection of Court-Ordered Fines, Costs & Restitution
NOTICE: Due to the Declaration of Judicial Emergency issued by the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Danville Circuit Court has ordered that all fines, costs and restitution payments are suspended from the period of March 16, 2020 through June 1, 2020. No interest will be assessed during this period.
It is the goal of the Danville City Circuit Court to see that fines, costs, and restitution are paid within a reasonable amount of time.
Pursuant to VA Code § 19.2-354, individuals convicted of a violation of law in this Court who are unable to make payment of fines, costs, or restitution within 30 days of sentencing may pay off said fines, costs, or restitution according to a payment installment schedule approved by this Court.
Fines and costs may be paid off by performing community service through God’s Storehouse.
Restitution may not be paid off by performing community service and must be paid in full within 30 days of sentencing, or through the Court-approved payment schedule.
MInimum Monthly Payment
$1 - $499
$500 - $999
$1000 - $1999
$2000 and up
Important Notes on Payment
This monthly payment plan remains the same until balance is paid in full
At any time during the duration of a payment agreement, individuals may request a modification of the agreement in writing on a form provided by the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court, and the court may grant such modification based on a good faith showing of need. VA Code Ann. § 19.2-354.1.
Individuals who fail to pay within 30 days or do not follow the payment schedule may be subject to civil contempt. A show cause hearing will be held at which time they can explain to the court why they have not paid the amount due. At a show cause hearing, the Judge may amend the payment plan or find the individual in civil contempt. An individual found in civil contempt may be sentenced to serve time on the City Farm earning $58 per day against their amount owed, other than restitution. A purge amount may be set that will allow the individual to become current on payments and avoid jail time.