Virginia's Judicial System


Botetourt General District Court

25th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Ms Donna K. Boothe

Phone/Fax


Phone: (540) 928-2270

Clerk's Office Hours


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Address


20 E. Back Street Suite A
P.O. Box 858
Fincastle, VA 24090

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.

Judges

  • Hon. William Harrison Cleaveland, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Christopher M. Billias
  • Hon. Rupen R. Shah

Court Schedule

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.










Continuance Policy

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.