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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 (www.vermontjudiciary.org) 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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02, Mar 2015 - Caledonia, VT Vermont woman who helped husband kill prep teacher gets life
A woman convicted along with her husband of killing a prep school teacher in 2012 after they decided "to get a girl" was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
02, Mar 2015 - Lawmakers work to define gun rights for mentally ill
A Vermont Senate committee is trying to come up with a definition of what types of mentally ill people should be barred from having firearms. A bill expanding background checks for gun buyers and cracking down on felons possessing firearms also would require the state to report to federal authorities when a court has judged someone a danger to himself or others. Vermont currently doesn't report ...
02, Mar 2015 - Bennington, VT Pownal man arrested on animal cruelty charges
A Pownal, Vermont man faces animal cruelty charges. State police removed four dogs, three ferrets and a cat from the home on Sunflower Street on Tuesday. Investigators say the animals were neglected and living in bad conditions. 35-year-old Gilbert Squiers was arrested. He is scheduled to appear in Bennington Superior Court on March 30.
01, Mar 2015 - Top Vermont officials endorse tighter rent-to-own regulation
A Vermont Legal Aid lawyer calls the rent-to-own industry upside-down capitalism: charging the poorest the highest prices. Christopher Curtis joined Gov. Peter Shumlin, Attorney General William Sorrell ...
01, Mar 2015 - Charges dismissed in 1986 murder of Manchester golf pro
MONTPELIER >> The State of Vermont has dismissed charges against suspect David Allan Morrison in the 1986 murder of Manchester golf pro Sarah Hunter, then 36. Bennington County State's Attorney Erica Marthage issued a statement Friday that the case was dismissed without prejudice after it was determined that a "substantial error" had been made in a case officer's handling and processing of
01, Mar 2015 - Saxtons River, VT Day 3 in Vermont man's trial on charges he killed wife
A jury in New Hampshire will return for a third day of deliberations in the trial of a Vermont man charged with killing his estranged wife on the day she filed for divorce.
01, Mar 2015 - Jury: Husband guilty of killing, dumping wife's body
A jury in New Hampshire has convicted a man of killing his 42-year-old and dumping her body in the woods on the day she filed for divorce. James Robarge of Saxtons River, Vermont, denied killing Kelly Robarge, but the Sullivan County Superior Court jury convicted him Wednesday of second-degree murder. Kelly Robarge filed for divorce after more than 20 years of marriage on June 27, 2013 - the day ...
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Exasperated New Englanders still digging out from three major storms that left 6 feet of snow in many areas are bracing for what's expected to be another punishing winter blast. The National Weather Service has issued...
28, Feb 2015 - Man gets 17.5 years in Vermont heroin distribution case
A Connecticut man involved in major drug distribution rings in Vermont and Maine is going to prison for more than 17 years.
28, Feb 2015 - Rutland, VT Police: Richard Fletcher sexually assaulted two men while in prison
A man linked to the death of Mary Pat O’Hagan is accused of sexually assaulting two men while incarcerated at Marble Valley Correctional Facility. According to the Vermont State Police – Rutland Unit for Special Investigations, 28-year-old Richard Fletcher sexually assaulted two men, ages 18 and 33. RUSI says neither man suffered any injuries. Fletcher is charged with lewd and lascivious conduct ...
28, Feb 2015 - Valpo businessman gets probation for $700,000 fraud case
HAMMOND | A Valparaiso businessman was placed on 18 months probation Monday after pleading guilty in federal court to a scheme to defraud a Vermont company of more than $700,000.
28, Feb 2015 - Caledonia, VT Correction: Vermont Teacher Killed story
Patricia Prue stands during a change of plea hearing, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, in Caledonia Superior Court in St. Johnsbury, Vt. Abandoning any claims to an insanity defense, Prue pleaded guilty Thursday to the 2012 strangulation of a prep school teacher Melissa Jenkins, who prosecutors say was lured to her death with a ruse about a broken down car.
28, Feb 2015 - Vermont woman who helped husband kill prep teacher gets life - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Miss
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - A woman convicted along with her husband of killing a prep school teacher in 2012 after they decided "to get a girl" was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
28, Feb 2015 - Rutland, VT Column: An Expensive Way to Save: Prison School Cuts
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28, Feb 2015 - Connecticut Man Gets 17.5 Years In Vermont Heroin Distribution Case
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Connecticut man involved in major drug distribution rings in Vermont and Maine is going to prison for more than 17 years.
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