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, Jul 2014 - Police: Plants involved in child custody incident
Police were called to John Adams Middle School early Wednesday evening in response to a child custody issue involving Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants, officers said. Charleston police responded to multiple 911 calls, then made the determination to notify West Virginia State Police, Charleston Police Lt. Shawn Williams said. "Once we realized who it was and what was going on, we ...
31, Jul 2014 - W.Va. orders surface mine to stop work
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia environmental officials have ordered a new surface coal mining operation near Kanawha State Forest to halt mining.The stop-work order is from the Department of Environmental Protection. Inspectors issued an "imminent harm cessation order" when they found cracks in a barrier intended to contain runoff in a sediment-control ditch.It's also meant to prevent ...
31, Jul 2014 - Businessman says helped ex-Virginia governor, wife as part of 'business relationship'
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va (Reuters) - The businessman at the heart of a corruption trial involving former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, testified on Wednesday he helped them out with gifts and loans strictly for the benefit of his dietary supplement company. "This was a business relationship," Jonnie Williams, a key prosecution witness told a packed federal ...
31, Jul 2014 - HOLMBERG: Testimony seems to back up ‘bimbo defense’ in McDonnell corruption trial
Yes, it’s a historic, first-ever corruption trial of a Virginia governor.
31, Jul 2014 - Zakaib to retire after decades as Kanawha judge
By Kate White CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Paul Zakaib Jr., a Kanawha County Circuit judge for nearly three decades, will leave the bench next month. Zakaib, 81, said that after contemplating it for about a year, he will retire Aug. 31. He gave notice to the West Virginia Supreme Court on Monday. "I feel like I want to spend some time with my grandkids. I have a special-needs grandchild I love to be with ...
31, Jul 2014 - Judge sentences man who kidnapped, killed Virginia teen
The man who abducted and murdered a Virginia teen was formally sentenced in a Nelson County courtroom Wednesday afternoon.
31, Jul 2014 - A heart for service
In the film noir gangster movies, guys who did the kind of work that Randolph “Randy” Phillips did would be called, “Screw,” a name for a prison guard that comes from the shackles that bound prisoners more than a century ago. But during 32 years of service with the Virginia Department of Corrections, Phillips, now 63, and retired, worked to help the inmates under his supervision work to ...
31, Jul 2014 - Stafford, VA Indian-origin doctor indicted for running illegal prescription racket
Washington, July 25 (IANS) A court in the US has indicted an Indian-origin doctor of illegally running a prescription racket that led to the death of one patient and harming the health of many others, media reported. A grand jury in the federal court of Alexandria, Virginia, concluded that Nibedita Mohanty, 56, illegally prescribed medicines under the guise of treating chronic patient. A former ...
31, Jul 2014 - More indictments issued in cigarette smuggling cases
Law enforcement's efforts to crack down on the smuggling of cigarettes from Virginia to other states continued Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court with the grand jury indictments of three more men from other states.
31, Jul 2014 - Trial turns to trips for former Va. first family
The former assistant to the wealthy businessman at the center of the corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife took the stand Wednesday to talk about trips and checks for the former first family.
31, Jul 2014 - Dublin, VA Corruption trial of former Virginia governor and wife begins
State’s former first couple charged for receiving gifts and loans from businessman
31, Jul 2014 - Bob McDonnell's Legal Defense Is to Paint His Spouse As a Desperate Housewife
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen went to trial this week, six months after the couple was indicted for accepting gifts to promote a rich businessman's diet supplements. As The New York Times reported, the McDonnells' lawyers made clear on Tuesday that their defense would rest on the notion that Maureen McDonnell allowed wealthy CEO Jonnie Williams to pay for extravagant ...
30, Jul 2014 - South Carolina's Marriage Ban Won't Go Down Without a Fight
The Republican attorney general said his office sees no reason to change its strategy after a federal court with jurisdiction over South Carolina struck down a similar ban on same-sex marriage in Virginia. read more
30, Jul 2014 - Lorain court losing its software support
LORAIN — City officials are considering suing Virginia-based AMCAD, which sold Lorain Municipal Court its court management software, after the company announced in June that it was shutting down the division that provided the software. The closure has left Clerk of Courts Lori Maiorana with a crumbling computer system she said her deputy clerks can Read More... The post Lorain court losing its ...
30, Jul 2014 - Updates on the McDonnell Trial
A jury is now in place to decide the fate of former Virginia Governor Bob Mcdonnell.
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