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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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30, Mar 2015 - Alexandria wins last of waterfront suits
City?s plans for redeveloping waterfront will stand, Virginia Supreme Court decides.
30, Mar 2015 - Former VA First Lady Maureen McDonnell sentenced to 12 months in prison
A judge sentenced former Virginia First Lady Maureen McDonnell to 12 months and one day in prison on her federal corruption charge.
30, Mar 2015 - 20 people busted on drug charges in Fayette County roundup
Oak Hill (WVVA) Twenty people charged with drug crimes woke up to handcuffs on Thursday morning. The warrants were served by members of the Central West Virginia Task Force...
30, Mar 2015 - Frederick, VA Man will spend 30 days in prison for impersonating EMS personnel
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30, Mar 2015 - Missing university student's father was trying to interfere with probe, prosecutor says
A Virginia prosecutor told a judge Friday the stepfather of a university student missing since March 2 was “seeking to impede” the police investigation into the disappearance.
30, Mar 2015 - Dinwiddie, VA Judge findes Chesterfield man competent to stand trial
DINWIDDIE — It was determined that a Chesterfield man, who faces capital murder charges in the death of a Virginia State Trooper in 2013, is competent to stand trial.
30, Mar 2015 - A 1st lady 1st? Former Virginia gov's wife to be sentenced
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — If prosecutors get their way, former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell could become the first modern-day governor's spouse sent to prison for felonies she was convicted of committing while she held the mostly ceremonial position.
30, Mar 2015 - Document details ex-Virginia first lady's would-be testimony
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — If a judge had approved separate trials for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, the ex-first lady would have testified in her husband's defense that she hid many of the gifts she received from a wealthy vitamin executive, according to a newly released court document.
30, Mar 2015 - Gag order lifted in Massey ex-CEO's trial over fatal W.Va. mine blast
A federal appeals court lifted a sweeping gag order on Thursday that sealed court documents and barred participants from talking about a West Virginia criminal case stemming from the worst U.S. mine disaster in four decades. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ordered the U.S. District Court in Beckley, West Virginia, to lift the gag order in the case against former Massey Energy ...
30, Mar 2015 - Suspect charged with making meth in Crucible home to stand trial
A West Virginia man facing numerous charges after he allegedly admitted to police that he operated a meth lab in a Crucible home was ordered to stand trial during his preliminary hearing Tuesday.
30, Mar 2015 - SCOTUS Alabama decision may affect Virginia election maps
A divided U.S. Supreme Court handed down a victory Wednesday for black legislative leaders in Alabama, and the decision may signal a coming win for Virginia Democrats fighting Republican-drawn election maps here.
30, Mar 2015 - Supreme Court asks lower court to take another look at Virginia redistricting plan
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says a lower court must take another look at a ruling that said Virginia state lawmakers packed too many black voters into one congressional district.
30, Mar 2015 - Appeals court tosses gag order in ex-coal company CEO's case
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday invalidated a sweeping gag order in the case of a former coal company executive accused of violating safety standards at a West Virginia mine where an explosion killed 29 men.
30, Mar 2015 - Caroline, VA Iron Range man to go to trial for murder of two-year-old
VIRGINIA, Minn. (NNCNOW.com) --- A 27 year old Iron Range man will go to trial for the murder of a two-year-old, nearly three years after it happened.
30, Mar 2015 - 72-year-old Virginia Beach man sentenced to 20 years on child porn charges
Virginia Beach, Va. – A Virginia Beach man has been sentenced to 20 years on child porn charges. 72-year-old Frederick Avitto pleaded guilty Wednesday to ten counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of distribution of child pornography. Virginia Beach Circuit Court Judge Steven C. Frucci imposed a sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment […]
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