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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25, Jan 2015 - Washington, VA Ex-Virginia governor gets two years for corruption
A US federal judge sentenced former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell to two years in prison Tuesday for accepting lavish gifts and loans from a businessman in exchange for political favors. US District Judge James Spencer ordered McDonnell to report to prison on February 9. "Unlike Pontius Pilate, I can't wash my hands of it all. McDonnell, a one-time Republican rising star, had been tipped to ...
25, Jan 2015 - Fairfax, VA Ethics key issue for 2015 assembly
With a former governor heading to prison for corruption and his successor calling for a cap on gifts to politicians, ethics reform is high on the agenda for the Virginia General Assembly’s 2015 session.
25, Jan 2015 - Washington, VA Former Virginia Governor Seals 2-Year Prison Sentence with a Kiss to the Wife He Blamed
Some 450 supporters petitioned the judge for mercy for Bob McDonnell in soap-opera-worthy corruption case
15, Dec 2014 - Henrico, VA Dvorak: A lawmaker by day and a jailbird by night? You’ve got to be kidding.
Del. Joseph D. Morrissey needs to take pity on Virginia voters and resign.
04, Dec 2014 - Judge to hear Citynet/Frontier dispute in January
By Eric Eyre Internet provider Citynet will have a chance to prove its allegations that Frontier Communications is stifling competition in West Virginia during a Jan. 27 hearing before an administrative law judge. The state Public Service Commission scheduled the hearing after deciding last month that Citynet's complaints against Frontier didn't warrant a prolonged general investigation. In a ...
17, Nov 2014 - W.Va. couple convicted of stealing to buy N.C. house
The Associated Press WHEELING, W.Va. - A West Virginia couple has been convicted of stealing from a 90-year-old woman to buy a beach house in North Carolina. A federal jury found Timothy Summers, 67, and his wife, Lea Ann Summers, 52, of Proctor, guilty of mail fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud, securities fraud and interstate transportation of stolen property. The jury issued its verdict ...
12, Oct 2014 - Former Federal Judge Walter Dekalb Kelley, Jr. Joins Hausfeld
WASHINGTON -- Global litigation firm Hausfeld announced today that Walter DeKalb Kelley, Jr., former United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, has joined the firm's Washington, ...
12, Oct 2014 - Virginia's black-majority district map rejected
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia legislators packed too many black voters into one congressional district in order to make adjacent districts safer for Republican incumbents, a federal court ruled Tuesday.
12, Oct 2014 - Tazewell, VA Beckley woman is sentenced to one year in prison for selling heroin
BECKLEY, WV– United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Teruko Miller, 29, of Beckley, West Virginia was sentenced today to one year in federal prison for distribution of heroin...
12, Oct 2014 - Worries lessen for Virginia gay immigrants, who can now marry
Gay immigrants in Virginia get extra legal protection from high court ruling on right to marry.
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12, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court declines to review same-sex marriage cases
The Supreme Court today decided to let stand rulings that allow same-sex marriage in Virginia, Utah, Oklahoma, Indiana and Wisconsin, a surprising move that may clear the way for the expansion of such unions throughout the nation.
12, Oct 2014 - High court move hurts Arizona gay marriage ban
PHOENIX (AP) -- The refusal by the U.S. Supreme Court to hear appeals from five states that want to block gay marriage will likely make it tougher for Arizona's gay marriage ban to survive court challenges, legal experts said Monday. The court said it would not consider appeals from Wisconsin, Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah and Virginia. The decision implies that the four conservative justices who ...
12, Oct 2014 - US judge lifts hold on W.Va. gay marriage suit
A federal judge has lifted his hold on a lawsuit challenging West Virginia's ban on same-sex marriages.
12, Oct 2014 - Virginia to issue gay marriage licenses after Supreme Court action
Addressing a small but vocal crowd of supporters in front of the Arlington County courthouse, Virginia's Atty. Gen. Mark Herring praised the Supreme Court's move Monday to clear the way for same-sex marriage for the first time in a Southern state.
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