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 and Friday, except the 5th Friday of each month.

Court will not be held on January 31st, May 30th, August 29th and October 1st, 2nd & 3rd.

Civil Court will be held every Thursday.


  • Hon. John Gregory Mooney, Chief Judge
  • Hon. William Harrison Cleaveland
  • Hon. William C. Goodwin
  • Hon. Gordon F. Saunders

Court Schedule

Traffic & Criminal
     Wed. & Fri., 9:00 a.m.
   Trials/Contested Cases
   Wed. & Fri., 10:30 a.m.
   Preliminary Hearings
   Wed. & Fri., 1:30 p.m.
   **No court on the 5th Friday of each month.**
   2nd, 3rd & 4th Thurs., 1:00 p.m.
   2nd, 3rd & 4th Thurs., 1:30 p.m.
Protective Orders
   Wed., Thurs. & Fri., 3:00 p.m.
DUI Court
   1st Mon. of each month, 2:00 p.m.
Fail to Comply with ASAP/BRCS Court
   4th Mon. of each month, 2:00 p.m.

Continuance Policy

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