Courts in West Virginia
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West Virginia's Family Courts hear domestic relations and domestic violence cases, and its Municipal Courts hear DWI/DUI and traffic infraction cases. West Virginia's Magistrate's Courts hear a variety of civil cases, including those relating to torts, contracts, juvenile and misdemeanor charges, as well as traffic infractions. In West Virginia, Circuit Courts are trial courts that handle domestic relations, mental health, juvenile, torts, real property, and probate and estate matters, and also hear cases regarding felony charges and criminal appeals. Circuit Courts also serve as West Virginia's appeals court for civil appeals. The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals is the highest court in the state, and can hear all types of appeals cases. To find out more about West Virginia courts, visit the West Virginia Judiciary's website at To get copies of West Virginia court documents, or find information about West Virginia court records, contact the court where the case took place, of the Clerk of Courts office in the county where the court is located. A directory of West Virginia courts and clerks can be found at
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30, Oct 2014 - WV Supreme Court orders convicted sex offender released from prison
(WVVA) A Mercer County man is ordered to be released from prison by the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia . Virgil Shrader, 69, was arrested on May 28, 2007...
30, Oct 2014 - Lab manager pleads guilty to tampering with water samples at coal mines
Beckley, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that John W. Shelton pled guilty today in federal court in Beckley to conspiring to violate the Clean Water Act. Shelton, 47, of Daniels, West Virginia...
30, Oct 2014 - Petersburg residents enter plea in heroin trafficking case
MARTINSBURG – Four West Virginia residents - including two from Petersburg - pled guilty to heroin trafficking in federal court on Monday.Kimberly Michelle Bailey, 32, of Petersburg, and Brandy Renee Netz, 29, of Martinsburg, pled guilty to distributing heroin. Brenda Michelle Sams, 34, of Petersburg,  pled guilty to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute heroin ...
30, Oct 2014 - Clarksburg, WV State doctor's drug trial delayed until January
The Associated Press CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - The drug trial of a north-central West Virginia doctor has been postponed until January. Dr. Edita Milan was scheduled to go on trial the first week of November. The Exponent Telegram reports that U.S. District Judge Irene Keeley granted a federal prosecutor's request to delay the trial due to a health issue. The case has been continued several times ...
30, Oct 2014 - W.Va. high court upholds Randolph judge suspension
The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled to suspend a judge without pay after she had an inappropriate sexual affair.
30, Oct 2014 - Proposal to house inmates in Ky. on 'back burner'
By Phil Kabler CHARLESTON, W.Va. - With inmate populations trending downward, and with opportunities for several new in-state facilities, a proposal to house state prisoners at a private, for-profit prison in Kentucky is no longer a priority, West Virginia's corrections commissioner told legislators Monday. "That really has been put way back on the back burner, based on the decrease we've been ...
30, Oct 2014 - Harrison, WV Statehouse Beat: Central West Virginia's politics resembles coalfields'
Central West Virginia has been one of the bright spots in the state economically, but its politics of late has resembled southern coalfield counties. It all centers around the local transit authority in Clarksburg, where members of the governing board had voted to hold general manager John Aman's position open - while he served 21 months in prison for bank fraud. At the same meeting, the board ...
30, Oct 2014 - Clarksburg, WV W.Va. doctor's drug trial delayed until January
The drug trial of a north-central West Virginia doctor has been postponed until January.
30, Oct 2014 - Randolph County judge suspended until term ends in 2016
By Kate White A Randolph County judge will be suspended without pay until her term is up at the end of 2016 for "her stunningly inappropriate conduct," the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Circuit Judge Jaymie Godwin Wilfong violated several judicial rules stemming from an affair with the director of a local community corrections program. The state judicial hearing board recommended ...
30, Oct 2014 - Ohio man convicted on state drug charges
The Associated Press WHEELING, W.Va. - A 28-year-old Ohio man has been convicted in West Virginia for distributing heroin near a playground on Wheeling Island. Jewan Kyle of Cleveland pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday in Wheeling. Kyle will remain in custody pending sentencing. He faces between one and 40 years in prison and fine of up to $2 million. Prosecutors say Kyle has multiple ...
30, Oct 2014 - Grant to help expand W.Va. court program for vets
WINFIELD, W.Va. (AP) - The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia is getting a federal grant to expand Putnam County's Veterans Treatment Court. Officials say the $50,000 federal planning grant will allow the court to expand into a Mental Health and Veterans Treatment Court. The grant ...
30, Oct 2014 - W.Va. couple convicted of stealing $400,000 from man's elderly mother
A federal court jury on Friday convicted a West Virginia man and his wife of stealing nearly $400,000 in PPG stock from his 90-year-old mother to buy a North Carolina beach house.
30, Oct 2014 - Mcdowell, WV W.Va. dad sentenced for not paying child support
A West Virginia man will spend more than four years in prison for failing to pay more than $87,000 in back child support.
30, Oct 2014 - Local men sentenced in cocaine ring case
MARTINSBURG - Two additional West Virginia men have been sentenced in United States District Court for their part in a large drug trafficking ring believed to be responsible for bringing large quantities of cocaine into the Keyser area.
29, Oct 2014 - Man gets prison for stalking terminally ill Waukesha girl
WAUKESHA -- A West Virginia man accused of stalking a 13-year-old terminally ill Wisconsin girl has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
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