Courts in Virginia
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Virginia's State Court system includes General District Courts, which are trial courts that handle civil criminal cases, and a specific District Court that only handles Juvenile and Domestic Relations cases. Virginia's Circuit Courts are higher trial courts that have general jurisdiction over a variety of case types. Virginia's Court of Appeals is the state's intermediate appellate court, and the Supreme Court of Virginia is the 'court of last resort' in Virginia. The Virginia court system offers helpful online databases where you can obtain information regarding Virginia court cases that are pending, or were heard in General District Courts, Circuit Courts, Court of Appeals, and the Virginia Supreme Court. You can find Virginia court records searching by party name or case number. This online database can be accessed at You can also search for attorneys, mediators, judges and magistrates, and Guardians Ad-Litem, and parent-education providers using this database. Supreme Court opinions are also available on the Virginia Judicial System's website. If you're filing for a protective order in Virginia, you can use their free I-Can assistance service, found at
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22, Sep 2014 - DOH equipment director got pay raise during investigation
By Eric Eyre The West Virginia Division of Highways' former equipment director got a pay raise and a promotion while federal agents were investigating his office. In January, Bob Andrew received a $7,500 salary hike and was promoted to a new job as executive assistant to Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox, according to records at the state budget office. At the time, Mattox and other DOH ...
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A West Virginia Supreme Court ruling says a Mingo County judge position improperly on the November ballot must be removed.
22, Sep 2014 - Bankruptcy judge OKs $2.9M West Virginia chem spill settlement; US District Court must approve
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal bankruptcy judge in West Virginia has approved a $2.9 million settlement to benefit 300,000 people whose water was contaminated in a January chemical spill.
22, Sep 2014 - Chambers puts W.Va. same-sex marriage decision on hold
By Kate White A federal judge has again put a hold on his decision in a lawsuit challenging West Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage. U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Chambers stayed the case in West Virginia, pending a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court has been asked to review the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is ...
22, Sep 2014 - Newport News, VA Ex-Va. lawmaker files appeal in corruption case
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia lawmaker Phil Hamilton has filed a new appeal in his federal corruption case, claiming ineffective counsel in his 2011 trial. The longtime Republican delegate from Newport News is currently serving a 9½½-year sentence in a federal prison in New Jersey for bribery ...
22, Sep 2014 - Salem, VA W.Va. inmate decrease pleases corrections chief
By Phil Kabler West Virginia Corrections Commissioner Jim Rubenstein told legislators Monday he's pleasantly surprised by the decrease in the state inmate population in the first year of the state's Justice Reinvestment Act. Passed in March 2013, the legislation is intended to reduce the state's prison population through a number of avenues, including accelerated parole for inmates and expanded ...
22, Sep 2014 - Bankruptcy judge OKs $2.9M W.Va. spill settlement
A federal bankruptcy judge in West Virginia has approved a $2.9 million settlement to benefit 300,000 people whose water was contaminated in a January chemical spill. Judge Ronald Pearson filed the order ...
22, Sep 2014 - Appeals court in Virginia hears strip-search cases
By Larry O’Dell The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. - A federal appeals court heard arguments Wednesday on whether jailers should be allowed to strip search people who are arrested but still awaiting arraignment. The cases out of West Virginia and Maryland pit individual privacy rights against the security needs of jails. A decision by the three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...
22, Sep 2014 - GOP asks WVa high court if it can fill ballot slot
Kanawha County Republicans have filed a challenge with the West Virginia Supreme Court to fill an empty House of Delegates ballot slot.
22, Sep 2014 - West Virginian sentenced to prison on drug and gun charges
A Vienna, West Virginia man was sentenced to five years in prison on Sept. 2, 2014.
22, Sep 2014 - Court agrees with Va., Md. in state boundary case
RICHMOND A Maryland court has weighed in on a dispute over the state boundaries of Virginia and Maryland along the Potomac River. At issue was whether the state line between the states moved over time as the profile of the shoreline changed through natural erosion and growth.
22, Sep 2014 - Brunswick, VA Two plead guilty to throwing baseballs loaded with marijuana, other contraband into federal prison
BRUNSWICK | Sometimes a baseball gets lost in the weeds. A Waycross woman and a Virginia man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to placing weed and other contraband in baseballs and throwing them over the fence at the federal prison in Jesup.
22, Sep 2014 - Chesterfield, VA Matoaca student receives leniency in abduction and carjacking of VSU student
A 16-year-old Matoaca High School student who faced a lengthy prison sentence for abducting, carjacking and stealing the wallet of a Virginia State University student last year was granted leniency Th
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22, Sep 2014 - Fairfax City, VA McDonnell Verdict Adds to Republicans’ Virginia Distress
Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell leaves his trial at U.S. District Court, in Richmond, Virginia, on Aug. 29. Close Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell leaves his trial at U.S. District Court, in...
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