Botetourt General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts
25th Judicial District of Virginia
Ms Bonnie D. Simmons
Phone: (540) 473-8244
Fax: (540) 473-8344
Clerk's Office Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
20 East Back Street
Fincastle, VA 24090-4537
Mailing address: P.O. Box 858, Fincastle, VA 24090
Dress need not be formal but should be clean and neat. Midriffs/stomachs are to be covered at all times, no halter tops. No exposed underwear, trousers are to be worn at the waistline. No shorts. No clothing with rude, obscene or vulgar wording or pictures.
General District Judges
- Hon. William Harrison Cleaveland, Presiding Judge
- Hon. Gordon F. Saunders, Chief Judge
- Hon. Rupen R. Shah
Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges
- Hon. Paul A. Tucker, Presiding Judge
- Hon. Laura L. Dascher, Chief Judge
- Hon. Linda Schorsch Jones
- Hon. Correy R. Smith
Criminal & Traffic Uncontested & Unrepresented Traffic Mon., Wed., & Fri., 9:00 a.m. Criminal & Attorney Cases Mon., Wed., & Fri., 11:00 a.m. Non-Custodial Arraignments, Show Causes, Probation Reviews Mon., Wed., & Fri., 12 noon Custodial Arraignments Daily, TBD Protective Orders Mon., Wed., Fri., 12:30 p.m. Civil General First Returns 2nd Tues. & 1st Thurs., 9:00 a.m. Contested Cases Set by Judge 2nd Tues & 1st Thurs., 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Juvenile & Domestic Relations Traffic & Criminal Tues., 8:30 a.m., Summons & Arraignments Tues., 8:30 a.m., Protective Orders Tues., 9:00 a.m., Delinquent Petitions Tues., 10:30 a.m., Adult Criminal Cases Tues., 11:00 a.m., Foster Care Reviews Tues., 1:00 p.m., Protective Orders, CHINS Cases Custody & Support 1st, 2nd & 4th Thurs., beginning at 8:30 a.m. 1st & 3rd Mon., beginning at 8:30 a.m. DCSE 3rd Thurs., beginning 8:30 a.m.
First continuance in traffic cases granted by Clerk; second continuance in traffic cases granted by Judge. Continuance in criminal cases coordinated by Commonwealth's Attorney.