Virginia's Judicial System

Staunton General District Court

25th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Amanda M Knighting


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

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


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

Traffic and criminal court will be held every Wednesday and

the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month, excluding holidays.

Civil court will be held every 2nd & 4th Thursdays

of the month, excluding holidays.

**Cell phones are not allowed in the building.**


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

Court Schedule

Traffic & Criminal
     Wed. (every) & Fri. (1st & 3rd), 9:00 a.m.
   Trials/Contested Cases
   Wed. (every) & Fri. (1st & 3rd), 10:30 a.m.
   Preliminary Hearings
   Wed. (every) & Fri. (1st & 3rd), 1:30 p.m.

     2nd & 4th Thurs., 9:00 a.m.
     2nd & 4th Thurs., 1:00 p.m.
Protective Orders
   Wed., Thurs. & Fri., 3:00 p.m.
DUI Court
   1st Tues. of each month, 3:00 p.m.
Fail to Comply with ASAP Court
   1st Tues. of each month, 2:00 p.m.

Continuance Policy

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