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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31, Oct 2014 - State highlights: Calif. ballot measure updates; Va. prison health care budget shortfall
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31, Oct 2014 - U.S. court dismisses $200 million suit in West Virginia fatal police shooting
By Jeffrey Roth (Reuters) - A U.S. federal court has dismissed a $200 million civil lawsuit filed by the family of a man being treated for schizophrenia who was shot 23 times by police in West Virginia, drawing criticism from the local chapter of a national civil rights group. U.S. District Court Judge Gina Groh of the Northern District of West Virginia ruled that the use of deadly force by five ...
31, Oct 2014 - Ohio doctor pleads guilty to drug charges in W.Va.
An Ohio doctor faces up to nine years in prison after pleading guilty in West Virginia to federal drug charges.
31, Oct 2014 - Norfolk, VA Questions raised on phone record collection by police
NORFOLK As one former Virginia attorney general questioned whether a telephone database kept by five Hampton Roads cities is legal, some law enforcement agencies that participate in it described what is - and isn't - in the system.
30, Oct 2014 - Check, VA Gallery: Team USA trains on 2015 Richmond Worlds course
Do you like this? Tweet Some of the top American cyclists in the professional peloton united at a Team USA training camp to pre-ride portions of the road and time trial courses for the 2015 UCI Road World Championships to be held in September in Richmond, Virginia.
30, Oct 2014 - Virginia judge: Cellphone pass codes protected
A judge has ruled that a criminal defendant cannot be forced give authorities the pass code to his cellphone.
30, Oct 2014 - Lab manager pleads guilty to tampering with water samples at coal mines
Beckley, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that John W. Shelton pled guilty today in federal court in Beckley to conspiring to violate the Clean Water Act. Shelton, 47, of Daniels, West Virginia...
30, Oct 2014 - Randolph County judge suspended until term ends in 2016
By Kate White A Randolph County judge will be suspended without pay until her term is up at the end of 2016 for "her stunningly inappropriate conduct," the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Circuit Judge Jaymie Godwin Wilfong violated several judicial rules stemming from an affair with the director of a local community corrections program. The state judicial hearing board recommended ...
30, Oct 2014 - Ohio man convicted on state drug charges
The Associated Press WHEELING, W.Va. - A 28-year-old Ohio man has been convicted in West Virginia for distributing heroin near a playground on Wheeling Island. Jewan Kyle of Cleveland pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday in Wheeling. Kyle will remain in custody pending sentencing. He faces between one and 40 years in prison and fine of up to $2 million. Prosecutors say Kyle has multiple ...
30, Oct 2014 - Suspected serial burglar to face six years in prison
The man captured by a fugitive task force in Virginia in August and who Bainbridge police say is responsible for the biggest string of burglaries in island history may be facing six years in prison.
30, Oct 2014 - Virginia judge says police can't force defendants to give up cellphone pass code
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (AP) - A judge has ruled that a criminal defendant cannot be forced give authorities the pass code to his cellphone...
30, Oct 2014 - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says judge erred on jury issues, needs a new trial
Lawyers for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell say he should get a new trial on corruption charges because the jury in his case was potentially biased and may have acted improperly.
30, Oct 2014 - Halifax, VA Ten days of court time have been set aside next summer for a preliminary inquiry in a Dartmouth mur
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The International Space Station has to sidestep a piece of junk on the same day that a Virginia company is sending fresh supplies. NASA says debris from an old, wrecked Russian satellite was due to come dangerously close to...
30, Oct 2014 - State doctor's drug trial delayed until January
The Associated Press CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - The drug trial of a north-central West Virginia doctor has been postponed until January. Dr. Edita Milan was scheduled to go on trial the first week of November. The Exponent Telegram reports that U.S. District Judge Irene Keeley granted a federal prosecutor's request to delay the trial due to a health issue. The case has been continued several times ...
30, Oct 2014 - Police can require cellphone fingerprint, not pass code
VIRGINIA BEACH A Circuit Court judge has ruled that a criminal defendant can be compelled to give up his fingerprint, but not his pass code, to allow police to open and search his cellphone.
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