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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26, Feb 2015 - Chesterfield, VA Men convicted, sentenced for 2013 Virginia State University hazing deaths
Two men were convicted Thursday on charges connected to the April 2013 hazing deaths of two Virginia State University students from Hampton Roads.
26, Feb 2015 - Henrico, VA GovBeat: Jailed Virginia lawmaker votes against banning ‘obscene materials’ in jail
Virginia Del. Joseph Morrissey needs something to read when he goes to jail at night, right?
26, Feb 2015 - Chesterfield, VA Four defendants convicted for involuntary manslaughter in hazing deaths of two VSU students
Four defendants involved in the drowning deaths of two Virginia State University students during a hazing ritual, accepted plea deals Thursday in Chesterfield County Circuit Court. Only one of the defendants received a sentence beyond a year for his actions in connection to the incident that led to the April 2013 deaths of Jauwan Holmes, 19, of Newport News and Marvell Edmondson, 19, of ...
26, Feb 2015 - 'Circus' Continues? Judge Goes After Lawyer Who Challenged Her Over Controversial Jet Deal
A West Virginia Supreme Court Justice is seeking to punish an attorney who asked that she be disqualified from a pending case because of what the lawyer argued was a conflict of interest between the judge and opposing counsel. The lawyer’s attempt to have West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis remove herself from hearing a nursing home case came in January after an ABC News ...
26, Feb 2015 - W.Va. Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Temporary Injunction Filed on Behalf of Cameron Football Playe
The West Virginia Supreme Court has announced its decision in regards to Cameron football player Dalton Wood who was ejected from a game against Beallsville on September 19.
26, Feb 2015 - Arlington, VA Jailed Virginia lawmaker pleads not guilty to new charges
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia lawmaker pleaded not guilty Monday to felony charges of fabricating a document that he presented as evidence in a previous case, one that landed him in jail for having an inappropriate relationship with a teenager.
26, Feb 2015 - West Virginia Couple Sentenced for Defrauding Elderly Victim to Purchase Beach House
A Wetzel County couple was sentenced in federal court on Feb. 25, after they stole nearly $400,000.00 from a 90-year-old victim to purchase a vacation home in the Outer Banks, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.
26, Feb 2015 - W.Va. man pleads guilty to threatening US Sen. Manchin - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri N
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A 50-year-old West Virginia man has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin. Court records show Steven Anthony Major of Barboursville entered his plea Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Charleston.
26, Feb 2015 - Former WVSP forensics analyst sentenced for possession of pictures of minors engaged in sex acts
Jeffrey Erra Osborne, 49, of Clendenin, West Virginia, a former West Virginia State Police forensics analyst, admitted he had photographs of children engaging in sex acts on his home computer. 
26, Feb 2015 - Staten and Brown lead No. 23 West Virginia over Oklahoma St
West Virginia guard Gary Browne (14) watches Oklahoma State guard Tyree Griffin while bringing the ball down court during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015.
26, Feb 2015 - Ex-W.Va. highway official sentenced in corruption case
A former administrator for West Virginia's highway department was sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation for lying to the FBI during a larger federal investigation of the department.
26, Feb 2015 - Chesterfield, VA June trial set for man charged in US student slaying
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (AP) " A man charged with abducting and killing a British-born University of Virginia student watched by video feed from jail Wednesday as a judge scheduled his trial for June.Jesse Matthew Jr. said little...
26, Feb 2015 - York, VA NYC man sentenced in Va. for multi-state fraud, ID theft
A New York City man has been sentenced in Virginia to more than 14 years in prison for conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.
26, Feb 2015 - Alexandria City, VA Northern Va. woman dies after being stunned by deputies
ALEXANDRIA A 37-year-old woman has died after deputies in northern Virginia used a Taser stun gun on her while she was in custody. Natasha McKenna of Alexandria was taken off life support Sunday, five days after she was stunned at the Fairfax County jail, the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
26, Feb 2015 - Chesterfield, VA June trial set for man charged in Hannah Graham case
CHARLOTTESVILLE A man charged with abducting and killing a University of Virginia student watched by video feed from jail Wednesday as a judge scheduled his trial for June.
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