Alleghany County VA Criminal Law & Traffic Violation Defense Attorneys

Alleghany County Covington VA Courthouse

Alleghany County Courthouse

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    Best Law Firm 2024 Riley Wells Attorneys at Law - Traffic Ticket, Reckless Driving, Speeding, and Virginia Criminal Defense LawyerRiley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is a limited liability company registered to practice law with the Commonwealth of Virginia State Corporation Commission. Our attorneys are licensed to practice law by the Virginia State Bar. We represent clients every week before the Alleghany County Courts, which is located in the City of Covington. Our law firm is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell and recognized as a “Best Law Firm” according to U.S. News and World Reports for the highest level of professional excellence in legal ability and ethical standards. The Martindale-Hubbell and Best Lawyers publications are distinguished, established organizations that publish reliable information regarding lawyers and law firms.

    Covington Alleghany County VA General District Court


    Ms Anita Smith Unroe


    Phone: (540) 965-1720
    Fax: (540) 965-1722

    Clerk’s Office Hours

    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


    P. O. Box 139
    266 West Main Street
    Covington, VA 24426-0139

    Proper dress is required.

    No shorts or clothing with rude, obscene or vulgar wording or pictures will be permitted.

    General District Judges

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

    Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

    • Hon. Correy R. Smith, Chief Judge
    • Hon. Robert C. Hagan Jr.
    • Hon. Linda Schorsch Jones
    • Hon. Susan B. Read
    • Hon. Paul A. Tucker

    Court Schedule

    General District Court Schedule
       Monday (except for any fifth Monday)
       8:30 a.m., Arraignments
       9:00 a.m. (unrepresented defendants)
         Covington Police Department
         Alleghany County Sheriff's Department
         No court on any fifth Monday
       10:00 a.m. (represented defendants)
       1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Civil Court, every Monday afternoon 
       except for any fifth Monday
       8:30 a.m., Arraignments
       9:00 a.m. (unrepresented defendants), Virginia State Police
       10:00 a.m. (represented defendants)
       11:15 a.m., VASAP
       1:00 p.m. (unrepresented defendants), Clifton Forge Police 
       Department/Code Enforcement
       2:00 p.m. (represented defendants
       2nd Thursday of each month
       8:30 a.m., Arraignments
       9:00 a.m. (represented defendants), Alleghany County Sheriff's 
       10:00 a.m. (represented defendants)
       1:00 p.m., (unrepresented defendants), Covington Police 
       2:00 p.m. (represented defendants)
       4th Thursday of each month
       8:30 a.m., Arraignments
       9:00 a.m. (unrepresented defendants), Alleghany County Sheriff's 
       10:00 a.m. (represented defendants)
       1:00 p.m. (unrepresented defendants), Covington Police 
       There is NO court on the 1st, 3rd or 5th Thursday of the month
    Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
         8:30 a.m., Arraignments
         9:00 a.m., Custody/Visitation/Support/DSS
         3rd Wednesday of each month - Driver's License Ceremony
         4th Wednesday of each month - Division of Child Support 
            Enforcement cases
         No court on any first Friday of the month
         8:30 a.m., Arraignments
         9:00 a.m., Juvenile delinquency & Adult Criminal Cases
         10:00 a.m., Juvenile detention hearings
         10:00 a.m., Contested Juvenile Delinquency & Adult Criminal 
         1:00 p.m., CHINS cases

    Continuance Policy

    First continuance granted by Judge or Clerk; subsequent continuances granted by Judge on motion. Criminal case continuances must be approved by the Commonwealth Attorney.

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    8/31/2021 | Updated 4/18/2024