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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24, Apr 2014 - Bush’s murder convictions reinstated
Phillip Reese Bush had his two first-degree murder convictions reinstated on Wednesday. The Memorandum Decision was handed down by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. This decision reversed the Ohio County Circuit Court order from February 2013 that granted Bush a new trial.
24, Apr 2014 - Wallace residents plead guilty to fishing violations
Two Wallace residents were cited for and pleaded guilty to trout fishing violations. Michael Earl Fetty, 70, and Tammy K. Fetty, 46, were issued citations for exceeding possession limit of trout and conspiracy to violate Chapter 20 of the West Virginia State Code.
24, Apr 2014 - Police use current case to shine a light on marital rape
PRINCETON, W. Va (WVVA)-- You may be aware April is designated as "Sexual Assault Awareness Month," but you may not be familiar with the full definition of "sexual assault" under West Virginia law.Spousal, or marital rape, is a form of sexual assault that police say is under-reported. A recent case making its way through Mercer County court addresses alleged marital sexual assault .Athens police ...
24, Apr 2014 - Thirteen charged in state cocaine ring bust
WHEELING, W.Va. -- More than a dozen people have been charged with participating in a cocaine trafficking ring in West Virginia.Seven people from West Virginia, three from Florida and three from Maryland are charged in a 73-count indictment issued March 18...
24, Apr 2014 - Judge Wilfong answers JIC charges
Lawyer Disciplinary Board takes over matter By Matthew Burdette Executive Editor ELKINS - Randolph County Circuit Court Judge Jaymie Godwin Wilfong officially answered a formal statement of charges by the West Virginia Judicial Investigation...
24, Apr 2014 - Charleston, WV UPDATE: Charleston Mayor Reponds to AG Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit on Gun Law
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrissey says his office has filed motions to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the City of Charleston concerning a state law that seeks to ensure firearm laws are applied uniformly across the state.
23, Apr 2014 - WV Supreme Court of Appeals Reinstates Phillip Bush's 1983 Murder Conviction
The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has reinstated Phillip Reese Bush's conviction for two first degree murder charges in connection to his 1983 conviction for the murders of Charles Dale Goff and Kathleen Jane Williams.
23, Apr 2014 - Randolph County Judge Apologizes for Affair with Community Corrections Employee
Randolph County Circuit Judge Jaymie Wilfong on Wednesday answered a formal statement of charges filed by the West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission.
23, Apr 2014 - Severance To Stay In West Virginia During Appeal
WHEELING-Ohio County Circuit Judge James Mazzone this morning ordered Charles Severance be extradited back to Virginia to face a felon in possession of a firearm charge-and then granted a stay of extradition to give Chief Public Defender Shayne...
23, Apr 2014 - Volunteer coach found guilty, will serve jail time
Case involves rape of West Virginia girl at party. One of the defendants indicted by the Steubenville special grand jury on charges related to the August 2012 rape of a West Virginia girl will serve jail time after he was found guilty Tuesday.
23, Apr 2014 - Charleston, WV Another civil suit filed by Marple
Though a civil case in already pending in U.S federal court, former state Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple has filed another civil suit over her 2012 termination. The main difference between the two cases, apparently, is that in addition to naming the West Virginia Board of Education as a plaintiff, former president of the board and current member Wade Linger is individually named in the ...
23, Apr 2014 - Football coach pleads no contest in Ohio rape case
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -- A volunteer football coach whose house was the scene of an underage drinking party that preceded the rape of a 16-year-old West Virginia girl by two high school football players in 2012 pleaded no contest to two charges Tuesday, the Ohio attorney general's office said.
23, Apr 2014 - Man accused of shooting self in leg to avoid jail time
RICHWOOD (NEWS RELEASE) – On December 30, 2013, Sergeant F. H. Barlow and Trooper First Class D. L. Gordon, of the Richwood Detachment of the West Virginia State Police, responded to a shooting at the residence of Mr. Jerry D. Harlow (47 years of age, of 515 Horse Ridge Road, Richwood, West Virginia). Mr. Harlow claimed that an unknown individual in a white vehicle stopped in front of his house ...
23, Apr 2014 - W.Va. judge orders Severance extradited to Virginia
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A man wanted for questioning in relation to three unsolved slayings in Alexandria, Va., in the past decade should be extradited to Virginia on an unrelated weapons charge, a West Virginia judge ruled Wednesday.
23, Apr 2014 - Boone Co. man admits role in heroin conspiracy
CHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE) – An Ashford, West Virginia man admitted today that he conspired with others to distribute heroin in and around Boone County, W.Va., announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin...
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