Virginia's Judicial System

Augusta General District Court

25th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Amy Arehart Helmick


Phone: (540) 245-5300
Fax: (540) 245-5365

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


6 East Johnson Street
Second Floor
Staunton, VA 24401-4398


  • Hon. Christopher M. Billias, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Robin J. Mayer
  • Hon. Rupen R. Shah
  • Hon. David Browning Spigle

Court Schedule

   Mondays, 1st & 3rd
     9:00 Civil Returns
     11:00 Contested
     1:00 Contested
     3:00 Bonds
   Mondays, 2nd & 4th
     8:30 Therapeutic Docket
     10:00 Non-Compliance with VASAP
     11:00 Non-Compliance with BRCS
     1:00 Traffic
     1:30 Preliminary Hearings
     3:00 Bonds
Criminal & Traffic
   Tuesdays & Thursdays
     8:30 Advisements
     9:00 Traffic
     10:00 Criminal/Traffic Contested
     1:00 Bonds
     1:30 Preliminary Hearings
No Court on Wednesdays or 1st Friday of each month
   Fridays, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th
     9:00 Traffic
     1:00 Bonds
     2:00 Protective Orders
All 5th Mondays & Fridays will be used for Civil Contested Cases.

Continuance Policy

Continuances must be requested at least 5 days prior to the scheduled court date. If the request is made fewer than 5 days before the court date, the requesting party must appear in person to present the request to the judge for approval.