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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27, Nov 2014 - DHS worker accused of hitting 2 children
CEDAR RAPIDS — A child protective services worker in eastern Iowa has been accused of assaulting two children at her Cedar Rapids home. Court records show Virginia Jones, 38, faces charges of assault and assault causing bodily injury. A message left with her attorney was not immediately returned. A criminal complaint says Jones hit an 8-year-old girl on her back, neck and legs. She is also ...
27, Nov 2014 - Proposed investigator into UVA sex assaults removed due to conflict
A former federal judge will not lead a review of the University of Virginia's sexual assaults policy, because he was a member of the fraternity at the center of the rape allegations in a Rolling Stone investigation.
27, Nov 2014 - Loudoun, VA N.Va. man sentenced to life in Loudoun slaying
A Northern Virginia man has been sentenced to life in prison in the killing of a 30-year-old man.
27, Nov 2014 - Spencer, VA McDonnell wants new trial over jury issues
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Thursday he should get a new trial on corruption charges because the jury in his case was potentially biased and may have acted improperly.
27, Nov 2014 - Lee, VA Murder at Virginia Union stole brilliant future of student, condemned shooter to prison
Two unrelated young men borne into homelessness who shared the same last name but whose paths took vastly different turns met in a Richmond courtroom today.
27, Nov 2014 - Virginia high court rejects Huguely appeal
The Virginia Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend.
27, Nov 2014 - Patrick, VA Former Charlotte mayor reports to federal prison
Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon reported to federal prison at FCI Morgantown in West Virginia Tuesday, just before noon.
27, Nov 2014 - Patrick, VA Federal officials: Prison release date for Cannon set for 2018
Former Mayor Patrick Cannon who is in prison after being convicted of corruption and bribe charges has a release date of Jan. 25, 2018, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. That is 38 months and one week in prison. Past Coverage: Patrick Cannon reports to federal prison in West Virginia Cannon reported to FCI Morgantown in West Virginia on Tuesday.   Prior to reporting into prison, he was ...
27, Nov 2014 - Blankenship Pleads Not Guilty to Charges Linked to Massey Mine Explosion
Former Massey Energy chief Donald Blankenship pleaded not guilty to charges linked to the West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 workers in the worst U.S. coal industry disaster in almost 40 years. The former executive, 64, once a powerful … The article Blankenship Pleads Not Guilty to Charges Linked to Massey Mine Explosion appeared first on Insurance Journal .
27, Nov 2014 - Beckley man is convicted of dealing heroin
:CHARLESTON, WV – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Jason Calendar, 38, of Beckley, West Virginia, pled guilty in federal court in Charleston to distributing heroin...
27, Nov 2014 - Appeals court upholds WVa, Md strip searches
A federal appeals court has declined to reinstate lawsuits challenging strip-search and delousing practices in West Virginia and Maryland jails.
27, Nov 2014 - Judge rules passcodes are protected, fingerprints not so much
A Virginia judge has ruled that a criminal suspect can be compelled to give up a fingerprint to unlock a device but passwords are protected by the Fifth Amendment. Mobile passwords passcodes fingerprints iphone iPad Fifth Amendment
27, Nov 2014 - Patrick, VA Officials: Patrick Cannon in West Virginia to report prison Tuesday
Monday is former Mayor Patrick Cannon's last day as a free man. A probation officer said Patrick Cannon left his home Monday. Channel 9 confirmed Cannon arrived in the state and was staying in a hotel in West Virginia overnight. Cannon has to report to prison Tuesday by noon in Morgantown, West Virgina. READ MORE: Patrick Cannon ballot removed; heads to prison Tuesday With Cannon scheduled to ...
27, Nov 2014 - Virginia man sentenced for NC bus hijacking
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Virginia man who pleaded guilty to hijacking a bus that was later stopped in North Carolina has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison.
27, Nov 2014 - Mascot, VA Group argues Redskins lawsuit should be tossed
Five Native Americans are asking a Virginia judge to dismiss a lawsuit the Washington Redskins filed after the group successfully challenged the team's name, arguing it is offensive.
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