Virginia's Judicial System

Galax General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts

27th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet
Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Carrie Peake Hawks


Phone: (276) 236-8731
Fax: (276) 236-2754

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


353 North Main Street, Suite 204
Galax, VA 24333-2911

General District Judges

  • Hon. Gerald Eugene Mabe II, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Gino W. Williams, Chief Judge
  • Hon. J. D. Bolt
  • Hon. Erin J. DeHart
  • Hon. Randal J. Duncan

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

  • Hon. Monica D. Cox, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Howard Lee Chitwood
  • Hon. Bradley G Dalton
  • Hon. Stephanie Murray Shortt

Court Schedule

General District Court
     1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.
     1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m.
   Criminal & Traffic
     1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesdays
     9:00 a.m., Traffic & Misdemeanors
     10:00 a.m., Traffic & Misdemeanors with Attorneys
     1st & 3rd, Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. (Carroll County)
     1st, 2nd, 3rd, &  4th Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. (Grayson County)
   Bad Checks
     2nd Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.
   No Court will be held on the 5th Wednesday of a month.

Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court
   Juvenile Traffic/Delinquency: 1st, 2nd and 4th Friday at 1:30 
   Adult Criminal: 1st, 2nd and 4th Friday at 2 p.m.
   Carroll County Felonies: 4th Friday at 2 p.m.
   DCSE: Every Other 2nd Friday, 12:30 p.m.

Continuance Policy

-First continuance granted upon request in General District Court; subsequent requests must be granted by the Judge. -All continuances in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court must be submitted in writing and ruled on by the Judge.