Virginia's Judicial System


Fauquier General District Court

20th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Ms Erica Ashley Gatchell Boteler

Phone/Fax


Phone: (540) 422-8035
Fax: (540) 422-8033

Clerk's Office Hours


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Address


6 Court Street
Warrenton, VA 20186-3299

Judges

  • Hon. J. Gregory Ashwell, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. J. Frank Buttery Jr., Chief Judge
  • Hon. Deborah C. Welsh
  • Hon. Dean S. Worcester

Court Schedule

Civil
   1st, 2nd, & 4th Wednesdays
     8:30 a.m., Civil motions & small claims
     9:00 a.m., Warrant in Debt/Detinue, Unlawful Detainer, 
        Interrogatories & Garnishments
     1 p.m., 2 p.m., & 3 p.m. Thursdays & Fridays Contested General 
        District Trials (set by court)

Traffic & Criminal Cases
   Arraignments & Bond Hearings
     Mon., Wed., Thurs. & Fri., 11:30 a.m.

   Preliminary Hearings
     1st, 2nd, & 4th Wed. 1:00 p.m. (set by court)

   Fauquier Sheriff's Department
   Traffic & Criminal
     Mondays 9:00 a.m.  10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
     1st & 3rd Fridays 9:00 a.m. & 10 a.m.

   Town of Remington
   Traffic
     4th Friday, 9:00 a.m.
   Criminal
     3rd Wednesday 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

   Town of Warrenton
   Traffic
     2nd & 4th Fridays, 9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
   Criminal
     3rd Wednesday 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

   Virginia State Police
   Traffic & Criminal
     Thursdays 9:00 a.m.

   VASAP & Court Services
   Show Cause Hearing
     4th Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

   Citizen Complaint
     3rd Wednesday 1:00 p.m.

Continuance Policy

First continuance on infraction cases granted by Clerk at least 10 days prior to court date; subsequent continuances granted in open court by Judge. First continuance on misdemeanors granted in open court by Judge.