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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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02, Sep 2014 - Gloucester, VA Evidence in '70s Beach rape could free convict
VIRGINIA BEACH Evidence from a 1974 rape that could contain the attacker's DNA will be preserved, a Circuit Court judge decided Wednesday.
02, Sep 2014 - Midlleport Man Sentenced for Role in Detroit Drug Ring
Clayton Ohlinger was selling drugs that he obtained from Detroit to customers in the area including those who traveled from West Virginia
02, Sep 2014 - Former Va. governor's corruption case goes to jury
The jury began deliberations Tuesday in the corruption case that could send former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife to federal prison if jurors conclude that the couple sold the influence of his office to a wealthy...
02, Sep 2014 - Gay Marriages May Begin In Virginia Next Week, After Court Denies A Stay
The ruling came from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, which had taken up the case after a district court struck down Virginia's ban in February.
02, Sep 2014 - Gay marriages could begin by next week in Va.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Same-sex couples could begin marrying as early as next week in Virginia after a federal appeals court refused Wednesday to delay its ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.
02, Sep 2014 - Wise, VA Virginia man faces felony for failing to register as a sex offender
KINGSPORT - A Big Stone Gap, Va., man, facing numerous burglary and theft charges out of Washington County, now faces a federal indictment for failing to register as a sex offender.Adam Scott Mitchell, 30, faces the one-count indictment, filed in U.S. District Court in Greeneville earlier this month.According to the indictment, Mitchell was found guilty of two counts of indecent liberties with a ...
02, Sep 2014 - Even Supreme Court Justices Cite 'Internet Facts' (Just Like the Rest of Us)
Supreme Court justices could stand to do a better job checking their facts, and like most of society's ills these days, it's the Internet's fault. In the forthcoming paper for the Virginia Law Review, Allison Orr Larsen of the William & Mary Law School finds that the number of amicus curiae, or "friend of the court," briefs sent to the Supreme Court has risen by a whopping 800 percent in the ...
02, Sep 2014 - 'Oh, it's gorgeous': WVSU dedicates first new dorm in decades
By Mackenzie Mays Judge Damon Keith's eyes lit up Wednesday as he got a tour of his namesake - the first residence hall to be built on West Virginia State University's campus since 1969. "Oh, it's gorgeous," Keith said. "My, my, my. Can't beat this." The Judge Damon J. Keith Scholars Hall features suite-style dorm rooms with a sleek and modern design. There's a gaming room, a study lounge, a ...
02, Sep 2014 - West Virginian sentenced to prison on drug and gun charges
A Vienna, West Virginia man was sentenced to five years in prison on Sept. 2, 2014.
02, Sep 2014 - McDonnell defense rests with details of a sad and troubled marriage
The defense rested in the bribery trial of the former first family of Virginia, with an intimate view from inside.
02, Sep 2014 - Court agrees with Va., Md. in state boundary case
A Maryland court has weighed in on a dispute over the state boundaries of Virginia and Maryland along the Potomac River.
02, Sep 2014 - Gay marriages may start next week in Virginia
RICHMOND, Va. -- A federal appeals court refused Wednesday to delay its ruling striking down Virginia's gay marriage ban, which means that same-sex couples could begin marrying in that state as early as next week, a ruling which could force other states in the 4th Circuit -- including West Virginia and the Carolinas -- to do the same thing.
02, Sep 2014 - WVDOH official quits amid federal investigation
By Eric Eyre Staff writer A high-ranking West Virginia Division of Highways administrator abruptly resigned Friday amid a federal investigation of the agency's equipment division. Bob Andrew, a 16-year DOH executive who formerly headed the equipment division in Buckhannon, officially stepped down at 4 p.m. Friday, after turning in his resignation earlier in the day. Since January, Andrew had ...
02, Sep 2014 - Citizens United movie spawns campaign finance suit
DENVER (AP) - Citizens United is suing after the Colorado Secretary of State's Office ruled a movie the conservative group is producing falls under state campaign laws. The Virginia-based group sued Secretary of State Scott Gessler in federal court in Denver on Thursday, saying it deserved the same ...
02, Sep 2014 - Ex-Virginia governor talks about marriage at trial
Former Gov. Bob McDonnell became so weary of his wife's overblown complaints about her staff that he began taking refuge in his office until late at night rather than go home and listen to her, he testified Thursday.
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