Virginia's Judicial System

Staunton General District Court

25th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Amanda M Knighting


Phone: (540) 332-3878
Fax: (540) 332-3985

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


113 E. Beverley St., 1st Floor
Staunton, VA 24401-4390

Traffic and criminal court will be held every Wednesday, 5th Thursday and

the 1st, 2nd & 5th Fridays of each month, excluding holidays.

Civil court will be held every 2nd & 4th Fridays

of the month, excluding holidays.

**Cell phones are not allowed in the building.**


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

Court Schedule

Traffic & Criminal
   Every wed., 5th Thurs., & 1st, 3rd & 5th Fri.
     Arraignments/Advisements, 9:00 a.m.
     Traffic Infractions/Non-Contested Criminal, 9:30 a.m.
     Trials/Contested Cases, 10:30 a.m.
     Preliminary Hearings, 2:00 p.m.

   2nd & 4th Fri.
     Returns, 9:00 a.m.
     Contested, 11:00 a.m.
Protective Orders
   Wed. & Fri., 3:00 p.m.
DUI Court
   2nd Thurs. of each month, 3:00 p.m.
Fail to Comply with ASAP Court
   2nd Thurs. of each month, 2:00 p.m.

Continuance Policy

First continuance granted by Clerk; subsequent requests by Judge on motion.