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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19, Apr 2014 - North, VA Zion Double Murder Suspect Faces Separate Murder Trial In Virginia
A man charged with killing two girls in north suburban Zion was preparing to go on trial Monday in a separate slaying in Virginia.
19, Apr 2014 - Virginia attorney general to appeals court: Like interracial couples, gays have right to marry
RICHMOND, Va. — Same-sex couples have the same right to marry as interracial heterosexual couples, Virginia's attorney general said Friday in papers urging an appellate court to uphold a judge's ruling that the state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional.
19, Apr 2014 - Washington, VA Bureau of Prisons Teacher Discusses Life Inside Federal Prisons in new "I Am AFGE" Docume
Bureau of Prisons teacher and American Federation of Government Employees member Jill Carver discusses working inside a West Virginia federal prison in the latest short-form… via
19, Apr 2014 - W.Va. court to decide legality of suit over Dunkard Creek
The West Virginia Supreme Court will decide if Pennsylvania's Fish and Boat commission can sue Consol Energy in West Virginia for damages related to the massive and ecologically devastating September 2009 fish kill on Dunkard Creek.
19, Apr 2014 - Washington, VA U.S. Guantanamo board reviews case of 'Dirty 30' bin Laden bodyguard
By Ian Simpson ARLINGTON, Virginia (Reuters) - A suspected Osama bin Laden bodyguard held at Guantanamo Bay military prison for 12 years on Thursday faced a U.S. national security board weighing whether he should remain in detention there. Ali Ahmad al-Razihi, 33, is suspected of having been part of what U.S. intelligence officials called the "Dirty 30" security detail around bin Laden, a ...
19, Apr 2014 - Police use current case to shine a light on marital rape
PRINCETON, W. Va (WVVA)-- You may be aware April is designated as "Sexual Assault Awareness Month," but you may not be familiar with the full definition of "sexual assault" under West Virginia law.Spousal, or marital rape, is a form of sexual assault that police say is under-reported. A recent case making its way through Mercer County court addresses alleged marital sexual assault .Athens police ...
18, Apr 2014 - District Court Upholds Mylan's U.S. Patents on Perforomist® Inhalation Solution
PITTSBURGH, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (MYL) today announced the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia issued a decision upholding the validity of all patents asserted by Mylan, protecting Perforomist® (formoterol fumarate) Inhalation Solution. Mylan previously sued Teva alleging that Teva's Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for this product ...
18, Apr 2014 - The coming political fallout on gay marriage
We're fast approaching a national decision on gay marriage from the Supreme Court, speculates Paul Waldman in the Washington Post : In recent months, one court after another — in Virginia, Oklahoma, Texas, Michigan, Tennessee, Ohio, and Kentucky — has either ruled a state ban illegal or said the state must recognize legal marriages performed in other states. It now seems all but inevitable that ...
18, Apr 2014 - Judge: McDonnell Can't Keep Filings From Prosecutors
A judge says former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell can keep some court filings from the public, but not from prosecutors in his public corruption case.
18, Apr 2014 - New laws protect rights of children
Members of the West Virginia Legislature worked this year to help create laws to stop crimes against children, such as neglect, physical abuse and child pornography.
18, Apr 2014 - Gunman critical after opening fire on West Virginia courthouse
Man with assault-type rifle fired up to two dozen rounds at federal court building in Wheeling before being critically wounded
18, Apr 2014 - W.Va. Supreme Court lets stand $25 parking fine
A Charleston attorney went to the West Virginia Supreme Court to contest a $25 parking ticket.
18, Apr 2014 - Stafford, VA General Assembly: Missed budget deadline wouldn't mean shutdown
No one knows for sure, but the betting is that if Virginia misses its July 1 budget deadline, state prison doors will remain firmly locked, State Police cruisers will keep patrolling the roads and the checks that keep school systems functions will still be cut.        
18, Apr 2014 - Court records: Civilian who killed sailor aboard Navy ship was once charged with murder
NORFOLK, Va. — The civilian truck driver the Navy says killed a sailor aboard a ship in Virginia once faced a murder charge in North Carolina but ended up pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was out of prison less than two years later, court records show.
18, Apr 2014 - Ex-Va. attorneys general: Drop McDonnell's charges - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri N
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Five former Virginia attorneys general have asked a federal judge to consider their argument that public corruption charges against ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell should be dismissed.
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