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, 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 ...
25, Jul 2014 - Arlington, VA Supreme Court's ruling in Hampton case has impact | Crime & Legal Issues notebook
Less than a month after the Virginia Supreme Court reversed a Hampton man's conviction — and 128-year prison sentence — the issue that caused the case to be vacated was raised during another trial in the same courthouse.
25, Jul 2014 - Campbell, VA In U.S. gay marriage cases, children emerge in the limelight
By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With legal battles over gay marriage simmering across the United States, proponents are showcasing a group they had once sidelined: children. Lawyers are recruiting same-sex couples who have children, putting interviews with kids as young as seven in court filings, and organizing media events featuring teenagers. In May, for example, after a Virginia ...
25, Jul 2014 - NJ man sentenced in fatal college party shooting
A man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in the fatal shooting of a New Jersey college student from Virginia.
25, Jul 2014 - NJ man sentenced in fatal college party shooting of Virginia woman
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in the fatal shooting of a New Jersey college student from Virginia.
25, Jul 2014 - NJ Man, Marcus Bascus, Sentenced In Fatal Seton Hall University Party Shooting
A man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in the fatal shooting of a New Jersey college student from Virginia.
25, Jul 2014 - Abingdon, VA Bluefield woman sentenced for role in Nigerian wire fraud scheme
ABINGDON, Va. (AP) -- A West Virginia woman will spend more than four years in prison for her role in a Nigerian wire fraud scheme.U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy says 47-year-old Audrey Elaine Elrod of Bluefield...
25, Jul 2014 - 'Nicky Joe' Bets Political Survival on His Local Brand
LOGAN, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Freedom Festival offered choices for Confederate flag accessories: jewelry, belts, pins and oven mitts. A couple blocks away, in the shadow of a "Hillbilly Mobile Zipline" platform, a Tennessee-based vendor called for a treason trial and eventual public execution of President Barack Obama.
25, Jul 2014 - Accomack, VA Jury to begin deliberations in Bundick trial
Virginia Beach, Va. (WTKR) – The case against Eastern Shore arson suspect Tonya Bundick is now in the hands of 12 jurors. Following the conclusion of two days of testimony, the case was sent to the jury around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. They will begin deliberations this afternoon after a break for lunch. The day […]
24, Jul 2014 - Washington, VA Virginia Woman Arrested For Allegedly Funding Terrorist Group
If convicted, she faces s a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison for each count. [ more › ]
24, Jul 2014 - Policy workshops target causes of child poverty
By Lydia Nuzum HURRICANE -- U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin told a room full of policymakers from across the state Thursday that West Virginians have the power to tackle any problems facing them because "we truly care about each other in a way no other state can match." "West Virginia is a truly special place, and West Virginians are a truly special people," he said. "When West Virginians have a ...
24, Jul 2014 - Northern Virginia cab companies ask judge to halt Uber, Lyft operations
A group of eight taxicab and limousine companies operating in Northern Virginia have asked a judge to order ride-sharing app companies Uber and Lyft stop operating in the state, alleging that they have not secured the necessary permitting and have ignored a cease and desist order from the state Department ...
24, Jul 2014 - Attorney Ronald L. Moore Earns ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation
Orange County DUI Attorney Ronald L. Moore – associate at the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. – recently earned the ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation – a distinction held by only 11 attorneys in the United States. (PRWeb July 01, 2014) Read the full story at
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24, Jul 2014 - Hinton, West Virginia man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for dealing drugs
Michael Harshaw, 38, of Hinton, West Virginia, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for using his phone in October 2012 to make arrangements to sell five oxycodone pills to a person cooperating with police, while Tiffany Rose Arbogast, 24, of Lewisburg, faces up to 20 years in prison after admitting to distributing heroin in Lewisburg in December 2012.
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