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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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21, Dec 2014 - Vt. Supreme Court announces new chief trial courts judge
The Vermont Supreme Court has tapped a Barre judge to be chief administrative judge of for trial courts.
21, Dec 2014 - Prosecutor to seek life for Vermont teacher killer
ST. JOHNSBURY (AP) >> A sentencing date has been set for a former Waterford man convicted of killing a popular St. Johnsbury teacher and the county prosecutor says she's going to ask a judge to impose a sentence of life without parole.
20, Dec 2014 - Police: Vermont man cited for growing pot
Vermont State Police say a Bridgewater man has been cited to appear in court after police say they found an indoor marijuana growing operation.
20, Dec 2014 - Essex, VT Supreme Court upholds conviction in teen killing
The Vermont Supreme Court is upholding the second-degree murder conviction of a woman convicted of stabbing her niece to death in their Essex Junction home.
20, Dec 2014 - Bennington, VT Vermont court officials to discuss sex registry
MONTPELIER (AP) >> Top Vermont court officials are set to talk with lawmakers about how to reduce the number of errors on the state's sex offender registry.
20, Dec 2014 - Essex, VT Supreme Court upholds conviction in teen's murder
The Vermont Supreme Court is upholding the second-degree murder conviction of a woman convicted of stabbing her niece to death in their Essex Junction home. In its decision issued Friday, the Supreme Court ruled the trial court acted properly when it declined to instruct the jury hearing the case against Latonia Congress to consider her psychological condition. That could have led to a ...
19, Dec 2014 - Woman pleads guilty to eluding Vermont State Police
BENNINGTON >> A woman who police say relied on others to help her escape them after she refused to pull over has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges and been given a suspended sentence. Sabrina Robillard, 21, of Williamstown, Mass., pleaded guilty Monday in Vermont Superior Court to misdemeanor counts of attempting to elude police, and negligent vehicle operation.
19, Dec 2014 - Report released on housing Vermont's inmates out of state
MONTPELIER >> Criminal justice reform advocates and family members of inmates urged Vermont on Wednesday to stop sending inmates out-of-state to for-profit prisons.
19, Dec 2014 - Fallout mounting from cop's alleged theft of drug evidence
Five criminal cases, including felony charges of drug possession, were dismissed this week in the criminal courthouse serving Vermont's most populous county. The announcements followed the arrest of a Colchester police officer suspected of stealing illegal drug evidence to feed his own addiction. Notes scrawled on the bottom of dismissed charges obtained by New England Cable News read "case ...
19, Dec 2014 - Windsor, VT Report targets Vermont's 'shipped away" inmates
BRATTLEBORO >> Imprisonment sometimes is seen as a black-and-white proposition: An offender commits a crime and does the time.
18, Dec 2014 - Vermont won't appeal Corrections lawsuit
MONTPELIER >> The state will not appeal a court decision that deemed it unconstitutional to send male, but not female, inmates out of state, state officials say.
18, Dec 2014 - Vermont court rules for police in DUI case
The Vermont Supreme Court has said yes to the question of whether police can stop a driver to warn of an upcoming road hazard and then charge that driver with being drunk behind the wheel.
17, Dec 2014 - Man gets life sentence with possibility of parole in Vermont teacher's 2012 death
A man convicted of first-degree murder in the kidnapping and killing of a Vermont teacher has been sentenced to life in prison.
17, Dec 2014 - Washington, VT Is Vermont's practice of sending male inmates out of state unconstitutional?
A superior court judge called Vermont's practice of sending only male inmates out of state unconstitutional. It's a decision that could impact hundreds of Vermont's prisoners.
17, Dec 2014 - Prosecutor to seek life for teacher's killer
A Vermont prosecutor is asking a judge to impose a sentence of life without parole on the man convicted of killing a popular St. Johnsbury teacher.
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