Virginia's Judicial System

Botetourt General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts

25th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet
Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Donna K. Boothe


Phone: (540) 928-2270
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, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Christopher M. Billias
  • Hon. Christopher B. Russell
  • Hon. Rupen R. Shah

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

  • Hon. Paul A. Tucker, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Linda Schorsch Jones, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Laura L. Dascher
  • Hon. Susan B. Read
  • Hon. Correy R. Smith

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.
   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.
     3rd Thurs., beginning 8:30 a.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.