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

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


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


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

Court Schedule

   Mon., Contact for court times
Criminal & Traffic
   Traffic Infractions
   9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
     1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Wed
     1st & 3rd Fri.
   Contested Hearings
   Tues. & Thurs., 10:00 a.m.
   Preliminary Hearings
   Tues. & Thurs., 2:00 p.m.
   ASAP & Probation Violations
   2nd & 4th Fri., 10:00 a.m.
   Tues. & Thurs., 8:30 a.m.

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.