Alleghany General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts
25th Judicial District of Virginia
Ms Susan S. Hutchison
Phone: (540) 965-1720
Fax: (540) 965-1722
Clerk's Office Hours
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
P. O. Box 139
266 West Main Street
Covington, VA 24426-0139
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 clothing with rude, obscene or vulgar wording or pictures.
General District Judges
- Hon. Gordon F. Saunders, Chief Judge
- Hon. William Harrison Cleaveland
- Hon. Rupen R. Shah
Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges
- Hon. Laura L. Dascher, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
- Hon. Linda Schorsch Jones
- Hon. Correy R. Smith
- Hon. Paul A. Tucker
Tuesday (morning) 8:30 a.m.: Arraignments 9:00 a.m.: Unrepresented defendants- Virginia State Police 10:00 a.m.: Defendants with counsel - Virginia State Police (misdemeanors and infractions only) 11:00 a.m.: Felonies and related misdemeanors and infractions 11:15 a.m.: Bond reviews and motions; non-compliances Tuesday (afternoon) First Tuesday -- Judge Cleaveland 1:30 p.m.: Contested Civil (represented parties) No Clifton Forge Officers (Civil only) All Other Tuesdays -- Judge Mooney 1:30 p.m.: Unrepresented defendants - Clifton Forge Police Department/Code Enforcement 2:00 p.m.: Defendants with counsel 2:45 p.m.: Bond reviews and motions 3:00 p.m.: Civil Docket- Returns, unrepresented parties Thursday (morning) 8:30 a.m.: Arraignments 9:00 a.m.: Alleghany County Sheriff's Department 9:00 a.m.: Unrepresented defendants 10:00 a.m.: Defendants with counsel (misdemeanors and infractions only) 10:45 a.m.: Recess 11:00 a.m.: Defendants with counsel (felonies and related misdemeanors and infractions) 11:30 a.m.: Bond reviews and motions Thursday (afternoon) 1:30 p.m.: Covington Police Department 1:30 p.m.: Unrepresented defendants/ citizen initiated misdemeanors/ protective orders 2:30 p.m. Defendants with counsel (misdemeanors and infractions only) 3:15 p.m.: Recess 3:30 p.m.: Defendants with counsel (felonies and related misdemeanors and infractions) 4:00 Bond reviews/motions 4:30 Court closes JDR Detention Hearings Wed. & Fri., 8:30 a.m. License Ceremony 3rd Wed., 8:30 a.m. DSCE Cases 4th Wed., 8:30 a.m. Domestic Relations Wed., 8:30 a.m. (Custody/Visitation/Support) 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Fri., 8:30 a.m. (Juvenile Delinquency/Adult Criminal)
First continuance granted by Judge or Clerk; subsequent continuances granted by Judge on motion.