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, Nov 2014 - Lee, VA Richmond Teen Gets 44 Years In Student's Death
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Richmond teenager has been sentenced to 44 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a Virginia Union University student. 19-year-old Willie Daquan Lee was sentenced Friday in Richmond Circuit Court in the Feb. 23 shooting of 20-year-old Kahron M. Lee of Woodbridge. They are not related. Kahron Lee was returning to his apartment after leading a late-night study session ...
22, Nov 2014 - Louisville-based Human Movement Management sued by West Virginia attorney general
A Louisville-based event firm faces a lawsuit by the West Virginia Attorney General's Office over the company's purchase of the Dirty Girl Mud Run.
22, Nov 2014 - Spotsylvania, VA Police examine GPS printout, seek more victims in Barnes case
Police in Central Virginia now have more time to investigate Delvin Barnes' alleged crime spree, in which they say he abducted, beat and raped a 16-year-old Richmond girl, because the federal charges will be prosecuted first.
22, Nov 2014 - Lee, VA Harvey family murderer sues over death row treatment
A man sentenced to die for murdering a South Richmond family is suing over conditions on Virginia's death row.
22, Nov 2014 - Abduction Suspect Appears in Philadelphia Court
Suspect in Virginia, Pennsylvania abductions appears in federal court, is appointed a lawyer
22, Nov 2014 - Man who sold fake immunity papers gets 3 years
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (AP) " A man who claimed he was the keeper of the seal of St. Peter was sentenced to 3 years in prison for selling 2,000 fake documents that he said would protect buyers from U.S. law and taxes.The sentence...
22, Nov 2014 - Man sentenced to nine years in prison for running drug ring
A West Virginia man was sentenced today to nine years in federal prison for running what prosecutors have said was one of the largest prescription pill networks ever uncovered in the Ohio Valley.
22, Nov 2014 - Manassas City, VA Detective sues teen's lawyer in Va. sexting case
WASHINGTON The lead detective in a high-profile sexting case is suing a northern Virginia attorney for criticizing a police search warrant that sought pictures of a 17-year-old boy's erect penis to compare to a video the boy was accused of sending to his 15-year-old girlfriend.
22, Nov 2014 - Loudoun, VA Northern Va. man gets life in shooting death
A northern Virginia man has been sentenced to life in prison in the killing of a 30-year-old man found shot dead with five bullet wounds.
22, Nov 2014 - Albemarle, VA Death penalty off table in Va. police officer's slaying
CHARLOTTESVILLE U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has taken the death penalty off the table for four people charged in the gang-related slaying of a reserve Virginia police officer. Federal prosecutors said Friday that the four co-defendants will instead face the possibility of life in prison for their alleged role in the killing of Capt. Kevin Quick.
22, Nov 2014 - State man pleads guilty to drug conspiracy
The Associated Press WHEELING, W.Va. - The accused leader of a northern West Virginia drug ring has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge. U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II says Brian Schultz, 38, headed a network that distributed prescription painkillers and cocaine in northern West Virginia and Belmont County, Ohio. Schultz pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Wheeling to one ...
22, Nov 2014 - Germantown abduction suspect returning to Phila.
The Virginia man charged with abducting a 22-year-old Germantown woman and holding her captive for three days will return to Philadelphia for an initial appearance in federal court Wednesday, according to court documents.
22, Nov 2014 - Double abduction suspect making court appearance
PHILADELPHIA — A man accused of abducting a Philadelphia woman and a Virginia teenager just weeks apart is making a federal court appearance in Pennsylvania. Federal prosecutors will try Delvin Barnes in the Philadelphia case before he is turned over to Virginia authorities. He is set to appear before a federal magistrate in Philadelphia on kidnapping charges Wednesday afternoon and perhaps be ...
22, Nov 2014 - McDowell County woman is guilty of filing fraudulent water quality reports
CHARLESTON, WV – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Bonita Witt-Hird, 60, of Thorpe (McDowell County) West Virginia, pled guilty today in federal court...
22, Nov 2014 - George Huguely’s conviction stands after Virginia Supreme Court denies appeal
Huguely was found guilty of second- degree murder for killing Yeardley Love in 2010, and was later sentenced to 23 years in prison.
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