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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21, Dec 2014 - Chesterfield, VA Chesterfield man admits role in large cigarette-traffiicking scheme
An area businessman man who helped traffic 450,000 cartons of cigarettes out of Virginia for illegal sale in other states faces up to five years in prison when sentenced in federal court.
21, Dec 2014 - 21 states hope to overturn Maryland's gun control law
Led by West Virginia's attorney general, 21 states have joined a legal effort seeking to overturn Maryland's tough new gun control law.
21, Dec 2014 - UPDATE: Freedom Industries President Wants US Attorney Recused from Case
The attorney for Freedom Industries President Gary Southern has filed paperwork asking for the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to recuse itself from Southern's case.
21, Dec 2014 - Executives in West Virginia Chemical Spill Facing Criminal Charges
When state inspectors arrived at Freedom Industries asking about a licorice smell enveloping West Virginia’s capital city, the point person at the tank farm, Dennis P. Farrell, told them he knew nothing about a chemical leak. He seemed to brush … The article Executives in West Virginia Chemical Spill Facing Criminal Charges appeared first on Insurance Journal .
21, Dec 2014 - Neo-Nazi sentenced to federal prison for threats to local officials
A Virginia neo-Nazi convicted of threatening local law enforcers after the raid of an Osceola County white supremacist compound in 2012 was sentenced to more than a decade in federal prison on Friday.
21, Dec 2014 - West Virginia-NC State ref appears to be watching NFL on monitor
The ref isn't blind. He's just watching something else. An eagle-eyed fan at West Virginia's win against NC State at Madison Square Garden noticed ... this: Welp this ref that's watching NFL is clearly paying full attention to the #WVU #NCState game... — Mel Moraes (@melmoraes) December 21, 2014 That's the alternate ref, who isn't directly involved in making on-court ...
21, Dec 2014 - Judge gives US deadline in CIA leak trial
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia has given the Justice Department until next week to say whether it will seek the testimony of a New York Times reporter in the trial of a former CIA officer accused of leaking classified information.
21, Dec 2014 - Chesterfield, VA Harvey family murderer sues over death row treatment
A man sentenced to die for murdering a South Richmond family is suing over conditions on Virginia's death row.
21, Dec 2014 - Tabit confident after first week as judge
By Kate White Joanna Tabit was working as a waitress when she first thought about going to law school. She called West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Margaret Workman, who was then a Kanawha County Circuit Court judge, and asked if she could volunteer in her office. Workman allowed it, and Tabit took the law school aptitude test the following fall. After law school, Tabit again got the ...
21, Dec 2014 - West Virginia executive facing charges from chemical spill
A West Virginia executive faces charges of lying to protect his personal wealth from lawsuits after his company spilled chemicals into 300,000 people's water supply in January, according to a criminal complaint Monday.
21, Dec 2014 - Powhatan, VA Delvin Barnes federal trial now set for May in Philadelphia
A trial for a Virginia man accused of kidnapping a woman off a Philadelphia street corner is now set for May.
21, Dec 2014 - Trooper accused of misleading grand jury in sexual abuse case
By Erin Beck Charges against a suspended Ritchie County High School teacher who was accused of sexually abusing two students were dropped after the defense said a West Virginia State Police trooper made misleading statements to a grand jury, court documents show. Two male students had accused David Peter Weekley, 43, of Pennsboro, of sexually abusing them on school grounds. One student said he ...
20, Dec 2014 - Lee, VA Murder at Virginia Union stole brilliant future of student, condemned shooter to prison
Two unrelated young men borne into homelessness who shared the same last name but whose paths took vastly different turns met in a Richmond courtroom today.
20, Dec 2014 - Massey ex-CEO pleads not guilty in fatal W. Virginia mine blast
A former chief executive of Massey Energy Co pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges he violated federal mine safety laws before a 2010 explosion that killed 29 miners in West Virginia, the worst U.S. ...
20, Dec 2014 - West Virginia Joins in Lawsuit against Obama Administration
Seventeen states, including West Virginia, are suing the Obama administration over the president's recent executive actions on immigration.
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