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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30, Jan 2015 - W.Va. man found incompetent for trial in sheriff's death - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Miss
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - A man was found incompetent to stand trial Thursday in the fatal shooting of a West Virginia sheriff who later was implicated by federal prosecutors in a separate corruption scandal.
30, Jan 2015 - James City, VA McDonnell trial: Shorter sentence still sends strong ethics signal
RICHMOND — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell got a lot less time than federal prosecutors wanted Tuesday, but the fact that he faces time behind bars still sends a strong signal that Virginia needs to clean up its ethics act, political scientists and legal scholars said.
30, Jan 2015 - Alvin man linked to double murder headed for N.C.
COURT APPEARANCE - West Virginia State Police officers bring Edward Campbell of Alvin into the Greenbrier County Magistrate Court for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday.
30, Jan 2015 - Gastar Exploration Inc. Announces Resolution of Legal Challenge and Update on Recent Marcellus Comp
HOUSTON, Jan. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Gastar Exploration Inc. ("Gastar") (NYSE MKT: GST) is pleased to announce the resolution of a legal challenge to its West Virginia operations and results of recent Marcellus well completions. A West Virginia state judge has rejected the second of a pair of lawsuits launched by a unit of Axiall Corp. aimed at stopping Gastar Exploration Inc.'s hydraulic ...
30, Jan 2015 - Man serving life sentence in Montana charged with Virginia bombings
BILLINGS - A man serving a life sentence in Montana for attempted murder has been charged in Virginia with bombing the homes of a police detective and ex-fiance.
30, Jan 2015 - James City, VA Ethics, education, tourism top legislators' to-do lists
WILLIAMSBURG — From ethics reform to tourism promotion to redistricting to picking a fight with the attorney general, greater Williamsburg's state legislators plan to introduce meaningful legislation in the 2015 session of the Virginia General Assembly that starts Jan. 14.
30, Jan 2015 - Gov. Tomblin's 2015 State of the State
Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, members of the Legislature, members of the Board of Public Works, justices of the Supreme Court of Appeals, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and my fellow West Virginian.
30, Jan 2015 - Trial in former W.Va. coal CEO's case delayed until April
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A judge has delayed the trial of a former West Virginia coal baron facing criminal charges in connection with a 2010 mine explosion that killed 29 men.
30, Jan 2015 - West Virginia judge denies chemical company's second challenge to fracking operations
A West Virginia judge has rejected a second legal challenge from a chemical manufacturer saying that hydraulic fracturing operations near its facility in Marshall County would negatively affect its operations.
30, Jan 2015 - Man serving life sentence in MT indicted in VA bombings
BILLINGS -- A man serving a life sentence in Montana for attempted murder has been charged in Virginia with bombing the homes of a police detective, a sheriff's deputy, and a woman.
30, Jan 2015 - Loudoun, VA Northwest D.C. man sentenced in Bloomingdale double-killing
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30, Jan 2015 - Fauquier, VA Police Officer Who Sexually Abused Child Gets Light Sentencing
Police Officer Who Sexually Abused Child Gets Light Sentencing Virginia State Trooper Sexually Abuses Child But Gets Light Sentencing Police Officer Who Sexually Abused Child Gets Light Sentencing Headlines Legal Lifestyle Nation police, sex offender, guilty, plea, judge, Virginia State Police, trooper Has Been Optimized Some say a Virginia state trooper who pleaded guilty to sexual molestation ...
30, Jan 2015 - Justice was served
WASHINGTON — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell deserved to be indicted for taking thousands of dollars in gifts from a businessman seeking state help to promote his dietary supplement. He deserved to be convicted. He deserves to go to prison.
29, Jan 2015 - Patrick, VA Former WVU Parkersburg Employee Pleads Guilty to Taking Money from School
A former West Virginia University at Parkersburg employee faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to using school funds for personal expenses.
29, Jan 2015 - Judge denies Virginia ex-governor's bid for bond pending appeal
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday rejected former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell's request to remain free on bond pending his appeal of a two-year prison term for corruption convictions. McDonnell, 60, is due to report to the Federal Bureau of Prisons on Feb. 9. He was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge James Spencer last week. The former Republican ...
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