Virginia's Judicial System


Craig 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

Clerk


Ms Patricia H Taylor
email: ptaylor@vacourts.gov

Phone/Fax


Phone: (540) 864-5989
Fax: (540) 864-7385

Clerk's Office Hours


8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Address


P. O. Box 232
182 Main Street, Suite 5
New Castle, VA 24127-0232

Courtroom dress code:

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, vulgar wording or pictures.

General District Judges

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

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

  • Hon. Paul A. Tucker, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Correy R. Smith, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Robert C. Hagan Jr.
  • Hon. Linda Schorsch Jones
  • Hon. Susan B. Read

Court Schedule

General District Court Cases
   Criminal & Traffic Cases
     1st & 3rd Tues., 3rd & 5th Thurs.
     9:00 a.m., Criminal, Traffic, Returns, Arraignments, and 
        Protective Orders
     9:30 a.m., Attorney cases
     10:30 a.m., Cases Specially Set
   Civil Cases
     9:00 a.m., 4th Tues., General Civil Returns
     9:30 a.m., Contested Civil Cases
     10:00 a.m., Cases Specially Set

Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
   Fridays
   8:30 a.m.
     Protective Orders
     ALL Arraignments
     DCSE Cases (1st Friday of odd #'d months only)
   9:00 a.m.
     Criminal/Traffic - Adult & Juvenile
     CHINS Petitions
   9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., time as indicated on 
   paperwork
     Non-DCSE support : petitions/motions/show causes
     Custody/Visitation : petitions/motions/show causes

   DSS matters set by the court - times may vary

Continuance Policy

Continuances granted by Judge and Clerk.