Virginia's Judicial System

Botetourt General District Court

25th Judicial District of Virginia

General 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 E. Back Street
Suite A
P.O. Box 858
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.


  • Hon. William Harrison Cleaveland, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Christopher M. Billias
  • Hon. Robin J. Mayer
  • 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
     Mon., Wed., & Fri., 8:30 a.m.
   Show Causes & Probation Reviews
     Mon., Wed., & Fri., 1:00 p.m.
   Custodial Arraignments
     Daily, TBD
   Protective Orders
     Mon., Wed., & Fri., 1:00 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.

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.