Virginia's Judicial System

Nelson General District Court

24th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Ashley Melton Johnson


Phone: (434) 263-7040
Fax: (434) 263-7033

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


P. O. Box 514
84 Courthouse Square
Lovingston, VA 22949-0514


  • Hon. Sam Daniel Eggleston, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Randy C. Krantz
  • Hon. Stephanie S. Maddox

Court Schedule

   8:30 a.m.
   9:00 a.m.
     Unrepresented traffic cases
   10:00 a.m.
     Represented criminal and traffic cases
   11:00 a.m.
     Unrepresented criminal cases

1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.
   All Civil and Animal Control cases

**Court is not held on any 5th Wednesday
**Call for prior approval of court date for any civil filings

Continuance Policy

First requests for continuance of traffic matters may be made verbally and granted by the Clerk. Subsequent requests shall be submitted in writing and must state the grounds of the request. Requests for continuance of criminal and civil matters shall be submitted in writing. Said written request shall state the grounds of the request and the position of the Commonwealth Attorney and/or opposing parties. You may find the full continuance policy and motion to the right under local links.