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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 http://www.courts.state.va.us/online/home.html#case. 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 http://www.courts.state.va.us/courtadmin/aoc/judpln/programs/afapo/home.html.
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24, Oct 2014 - Botetourt, VA Local prison to close in wake of cuts
POWHATAN - The Powhatan Main Correctional Center will be closed by the end of 2014 as part of an attempt by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to meet an $882 million shortfall in the state’s budget in the
24, Oct 2014 - Eau Claire lesbian couple led relentless fight for marriage equality in Wis.
Virginia Wolf, left, and Carol Schumacher share a laugh in the backyard of their Eau Claire home on Wednesday, two days after the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to review an appeals court decision effectively legalized gay marriage in Wisconsin.
24, Oct 2014 - Agency ordered to release pollution data
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection violated the state's Freedom of Information Act when it denied a law firm's request for water pollution data, a Kanawha County judge ruled.
24, Oct 2014 - Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in Virginia
WASHINGTON The Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial in Virginia, U.S. officials said Thursday.
24, Oct 2014 - WV man gets prison time for stalking terminally ill girl in Wisconsin
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) - A West Virginia man accused of stalking a 13-year-old terminally ill Wisconsin girl has been sentenced to 18 months in prison . Court records say 30-year-old Shannon Cole Bailey....
24, Oct 2014 - Man gets prison for stalking terminally ill Waukesha girl
WAUKESHA -- A West Virginia man accused of stalking a 13-year-old terminally ill Wisconsin girl has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
23, Oct 2014 - Chambers must rule on same-sex marriage, plaintiffs say
By Kate White A federal judge still needs to rule on the lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage, the couples who filed the lawsuit say, even though same-sex couples are now being married in West Virginia and the state attorney general agreed earlier this month to stop defending the ban. After the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage ...
23, Oct 2014 - Virginia 11th Judicial Circuit judge to retire
DINWIDDIE, Va. The retirement of Virginia 11th Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Pamela S. Baskervill at the end of the year will leave the circuit with one full-time judge.
23, Oct 2014 - Judge gives marriage defendants more time
By Erin Beck Staff writer CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A federal judge on Tuesday gave the defendants more time in their fight against the legalization of same-sex marriage in West Virginia. Lambda Legal, a national civil-rights group representing the three couples challenging West Virginia's ban, had submitted a motion Monday afternoon asking the judge to lift the stay on the case and enter judgment ...
23, Oct 2014 - Voting advocates fear impact of Virginia’s voter ID law
It's an issue in states across the U.S., with the Supreme Court last weekend allowing Texas to use its strict voter ID law, over the vehement objection of three justices. The Texas law, unlike Virginia's, doesn't allow college student IDs as a form of identification.
23, Oct 2014 - Judge sets Feb. 20 sentencing for former Virginia first lady on public corruption convictions
RICHMOND, Va. — Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's sentencing on nine public corruption convictions has been set for Feb. 20. McDonnell had originally been scheduled for sentencing Jan. 6, but she asked for a postponement because one of her attorneys has a scheduling conflict that day.
23, Oct 2014 - Man accused of stalking terminally ill Wisconsin girl, 13, sentenced to prison
WAUKESHA, Wis. — A West Virginia man accused of stalking a 13-year-old terminally ill Wisconsin girl has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
23, Oct 2014 - Sentencing delayed for former Virginia First Lady
RICHMOND, VA. (AP) - A federal judge has delayed the 2015 sentencing of former first lady Maureen McDonnell on nine public corruption convictions.Judge James R. Spencer granted a request Friday to push back...
23, Oct 2014 - Judge orders W.Va. agency to release pollution data
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A judge says the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection violated the state’s Freedom of Information Act when it denied a law ...
23, Oct 2014 - Fairfax, VA Randy Taylor's Attorney Request Analysis of Alexis Murphy's Online History
As the FBI begins performing DNA testing on the car driven by Alexis Murphy to see if there is any possible connection between Murphy and the suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham Jesse Matthew, the defense team of Randy Taylor is asking that additional analysis be done.Taylor, who is currently serving time in prison in connection with the disappearance of ...
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