Virginia's Judicial System


Staunton General District Court

25th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Ms Amanda M Knighting
email: AKnighting@courts.state.va.us

Phone/Fax


Phone: (540) 332-3878
Fax: (540) 332-3985

Clerk's Office Hours


8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Address


113 E. Beverley St., 1st Floor
Staunton, VA 24401-4390

Traffic and criminal court will be held every Wednesday and Friday, except the 5th Friday of each month.

Court will not be held on January 31st, May 30th, August 29th and October 1st, 2nd & 3rd.

Civil Court will be held every Thursday.

Judges

  • Hon. John Gregory Mooney, Chief Judge
  • Hon. William Harrison Cleaveland
  • Hon. William C. Goodwin
  • Hon. Gordon F. Saunders

Court Schedule

Wednesdays
   9:00 a.m., Advisements
   9:30 a.m., Traffic
   10:30 a.m., ASAP/BRCS, Motions/Show Cases, Reviews, Waived 
   Attorney contested cases
   10:45-11:45 a.m., Contested cases
   1:30 p.m., Jail advisements by video
   1:30-3:00 p.m., Preliminary Hearings
   3:00 p.m., Protective Orders
Thursdays (Civil)
   9:00 a.m., Returns
   9:30 a.m., Contested Hearings & Small Claims
Fridays
   9:00 a.m., Advisements
   9:30 a.m., Traffic
   10:30 a.m., ASAP/CRCS, Motions/Show Causes, Reviews, Waived 
   contested cases
   10:45-11:45 a.m., Contested cases
   1:30 p.m., Jail advisements by video
   1:30-3:00 p.m., Preliminary Hearings
   3:00p.m., Protective Orders

Continuance Policy

First continuance granted by Clerk; subsequent requests by Judge on motion.