When charged with a misdemeanor, DWI charge or traffic infraction in Fairfax, Virginia, it is important to check the case charging document to determine whether the case is being prosecuted in the Fairfax City Hall at 10455 Armstrong Street, Fairfax, VA 22030, or the Fairfax County courthouse at 4110 Chain Bridge Road.
Fairfax City General District Court proceeds every Tuesday and Thursday at the City Hall at 10455 Armstrong Street, Fairfax, VA 22030. City misdemeanor and traffic infraction cases are prosecuted by chief prosecutor John Kassabian — who is an attorney with a private law practice in Annandale, Virginia — and his assistant prosecutors.
Jon Katz’s office is two blocks from the Fairfax City Hall, and he has been defending Fairfax City cases for years.
The ten General District Court judges for Fairfax City cases are the same as for Fairfax County cases.
Fairfax City covers only six square miles and has a population of around 24, 000 people. Many non-residents come to and through the city each day, with its many businesses, government buildings, county courthouse, and key crossroads. I myself have been a guest of the Fairfax City courthouse, with two traffic infractions that I negotiated for better, no-point results, which is an example of the benefit of going to court for points-eligible traffic infraction charges
Unlike Fairfax County’s remaining two incorporated cities/towns of Herndon and Vienna, Fairfax City has its own General District Court clerk’s office, open daily in the City Hall, whereas the Herndon and Vienna General District Court clerks work out of the Fairfax County courthouse on days that those towns do not have court.
The Fairfax County General District Court Administrative Procedures cover Fairfax City as well.
The Fairfax City courthouse has ample free parking, entered either from Chain Bridge Road or Armstrong Street. The parking spaces in the front of the City Hall are reserved for handicapped people.
Our clients, their friends, family and witnesses are always also invited to park at our office, at 10509 Judicial Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22030. They may obtain a dashboard parking pass from our staff.