Courts in Vermont
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The lowest level of the Vermont State Court system consists of its Vermont's Environmental Court, Probate Courts, and the Vermont Judicial Branch. Vermont's Probate Courts handle probate/estate issues, and adoption, mental health, and miscellaneous civil cases. Vermont's Environmental Court exclusively hears appeals of administrative agency decisions, and the Vermont Judicial Bureau mainly hears traffic and ordinance infractions. The next level of Vermont's court system includes the state's Family Courts, which hear mental health, juvenile, and domestic relations cases, the Vermont Superior Courts, which handle tort, contract, real property, small claims, and other civil appeals, and Vermont's District Courts, which also hear civil appeals as well as cases relating to felony and misdemeanor charges. If you're seeking information regarding a Vermont court case, the Vermont Judiciary's website ( provides Vermont court forms, civil court opinions, and additional features including a Vermont child support calculator. If you're trying to get copies of Vermont court documents, you will need to contact the Superior Court clerk for the county in which the case was heard. Although most Vermont court records are considered public record, the method of obtaining copies of these varies by court.
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31, Oct 2014 - Appeals court overturns DWI conviction in fatal crash
A state appeals court has dismissed the aggravated driving while intoxicated conviction of a Vermont woman who was tried for a July 2012 fatal collision in Hebron.
31, Oct 2014 - No trespassing ordinance on Church Street is challenged
Two people from Burlington say the Church Street Marketplace no trespassing ordinance is unconstitutional. Thursday they appealed their case to the Vermont Supreme Court. Click here to watch the video on your mobile device This comes after the Vermont Superior Court decided the plaintiffs were not the proper people to challenge it. The people challenging the case, Sandra Baird and Jared Carter ...
31, Oct 2014 - Brattleboro, VT State seeking forfeiture of Santa's Land animals
The state is asking a judge to order the forfeiture of animals seized from a Vermont holiday-themed park over concerns about their health.
31, Oct 2014 - Court overturns Vermont woman's DWI conviction
A New York appeals court has overturned the aggravated driving while intoxicated conviction of a Vermont woman arrested after a fatal crash in upstate New York.
31, Oct 2014 - Man gets 75 months in Vermont heroin case
A 21-year-old New York man is going to federal prison for more than six years for his role in a heroin trafficking case that led to the death of a Vermont man.
31, Oct 2014 - Rutland, VT Vt. prison guard headed to prison
Vermont prison guard is headed to prison for sexually abusing two female inmates.
31, Oct 2014 - Bennington, VT Man who broke in to CDC gets jail time
BENNINGTON -- One of the two men accused of breaking in to the Southwest Vermont Career Development Center last October, was sentenced earlier this month to serve two years in prison. Matthew Adrion, 24, of Petersburgh, N.Y., pleaded guilty on Oct. 8 in Vermont Superior Court to a felony charge of burglary, and misdemeanor false information to police.
31, Oct 2014 - Gribble asks for sentence to be reviewed because of his age at time of Mont Vernon murder
A half-dozen workers picketed FairPoint Communication’s central office on Graham Drive in south Nashua on Friday as part of more than 1,700 workers who went on strike in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont after contract negotiations broke down. More than 650 people were picketing throughout New Hampshire, according to union managers. The largest group was in Manchester. The International ...
30, Oct 2014 - Mom, beau plead not guilty in boy's booze-IV death
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. — A Vermont woman and her boyfriend have pleaded not guilty to charges they put alcohol in her disabled 13-year-old son's IV tube, contributing to his death. Melissa Robitille and Walter Richters III were ordered held without bail Wednesday on second-degree murder charges in the August death of Isaac Robitille. Prosecutor Maria Byford says, "There's great evidence of guilt ...
30, Oct 2014 - Inmate convicted of police killing to speak at Vermont graduation
By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A former death row inmate, now serving a life sentence for the murder of a Philadelphia police officer in 1981, will deliver a graduation speech at a liberal arts college in Vermont at the request of students there. At a Oct. 5 ceremony, Goddard College in Plainfield will play a speech recorded by Mumia Abu-Jamal at the Pennsylvania prison where he is ...
30, Oct 2014 - Decision to let cop-killer deliver college commencement controversial
PLAINFIELD, Vermont- A man serving life in prison for killing a Philadelphia police officer has been selected as a commencement speaker at his Vermont alma mater.Goddard College, a liberal arts college in Plainfield with 600 students, says on its website that Mumia Abu-Jamal's recorded remarks will be played Sunday at a commencement for graduates of Goddard College. Goddard College is a liberal ...
30, Oct 2014 - Woman to plead guilty in 2nd embezzlement case
Court papers say a Vermont woman accused of embezzlement for the second time in four years is expected to plead guilty.
30, Oct 2014 - Woman to plead guilty in second embezzlement case
Court papers say a Vermont woman accused of embezzlement for the second time in four years is expected to plead guilty.      Federal court records say 41-year-old Billie Laflam Preston has agreed to admit she stole more than $84,000 from Endyne Inc., an environmental testing lab where she worked as a bookkeeper. She was there from November 2011 to April 30.      Preston, of South Burlington, is ...
29, Oct 2014 - Rutland, VT Caraballo sentenced to 40 years in drug death
A man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for causing the death of a Vermont woman whom he believed had stolen drugs from him.
29, Oct 2014 - AGs seek appeal on nuke waste
The attorneys general of Vermont, New York and Connecticut are asking a federal appeals court to reverse a decision made by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
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