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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16, Sep 2014 - Wood, WV Wood County, West Virginia man sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for accessing child pornog
Matthew John Wiggins, 41 of Wood County, West Virginia will spend 17.5 years behind bars for accessing child pornography with the intent to view it and attempting to persuade someone to destroy evidence.
16, Sep 2014 - Coal Miner Sentenced for Falsifying Records at Ohio County Mine
A coal miner who falsified safety records at a mine in Ohio County has been sentenced in Federal court. United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld said Sean A. Chase, 32, of Spencer, West Virginia, was sentenced to two years of supervised release.
16, Sep 2014 - W.Va. board exec shocked by doctor's reinstatement
The head of a state board that suspended the license of a West Virginia pain clinic operator says she's shocked by a judge's move to let the doctor resume practicing medicine.
16, Sep 2014 - Pataskala Man Gets 24 Months For Transporting Stolen Goods
A Pataskala man was sentenced to 24 months in prison Friday for his role in transporting stolen generators and welding equipment from Chillicothe to West Virginia.
16, Sep 2014 - AGs team up against EPA rules
ASHLAND -- West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway joined officials from 10 other states, including Ohio, in asking for an expedited federal appellate court ruling on tougher proposed federal Environmental Protection Agency performance standards for existing power plants.
15, Sep 2014 - Beckley, WV Beckley man pleads guilty to distribution of oxycodone
BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Raymond Edmonds, 43, of Beckley, West Virginia pled guilty in federal court in Beckley...
15, Sep 2014 - Kelly to remain family judge until replacement named
Staff reports CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Recently retired Kanawha family court judge Mike Kelly will stay on the bench until his replacement is named. West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Robin Davis issued an administrative order Tuesday that said Kelly would serve temporarily because of the court's heavy caseload. Kelly retired at the end of August. His eight-year term ends in 2016. Three names ...
15, Sep 2014 - Martinsburg, WV Lawsuit says police altered video in West Virginia shooting
Police in a West Virginia city altered video evidence in the death of a mentally ill black man who was shot and killed last year during a confrontation with officers, a lawyer for the victim's family said on Thursday. Sherman L. Lambert Sr., an attorney representing the estate of Wayne A. Jones, filed a legal motion on Wednesday in a $200 million lawsuit against five Martinsburg police officers ...
15, Sep 2014 - UPDATE: Police investigating if handicapped driver is drug dealer
UPDATE: Charles Buckland Junior, 45 of East Bank , West Virginia was charged with DUI and driving on a suspended license after he rear ended a school bus on Tuesday, September 9th. According to court documents, Buckland had to use a cane to control the brakes and gas of the vehicle.  
15, Sep 2014 - Fairmont, West Virginia man among 10 sentenced for dealing drugs
 Ten people were sentenced for dealing drugs in the Northern District of West Virginia, U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld reports.
15, Sep 2014 - Junior, WV Kanawha County Prosecutor's request to speed up trial date rejected
Attorneys for Kanawha County, West Virginia Prosecutor Mark Plants filed a motion Tuesday, September 9th requesting that his trial be rescheduled to an earlier date. A judge ruled that Plants must complete a court-ordered domestic violence diversion program before the case can be heard.
15, Sep 2014 - $3.27 Million Awarded In One of 33,000 Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Reports Wright & Schulte LLC
Jury In West Virginia Federal Court Awards Woman $3.27 Million Dollars In Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict That Accused Johnson & Johnson of Marketing the Defective Bladder Mesh Device (PRWeb September 05, 2014) Read the full story at
15, Sep 2014 - Jury hits Ethicon with $3.25 million verdict in mesh case
A federal jury in West Virginia on Friday awarded a woman $3.27 million in one of 33,000 lawsuits that accuse Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc unit of selling defective transvaginal mesh devices. Following a nearly two-week trial, jurors found Ethicon liable for selling faulty devices and failing to warn patients and their doctors that users were at risk from side effects that include pain ...
15, Sep 2014 - Beckley, WV Beckley area man enters plea on drug charges
BECKLEY, WV– United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Steven D. Benko, 29, of Beckley, West Virginia, plead guilty in federal court in Beckley to distribution of oxycodone...
15, Sep 2014 - Jury hits Ethicon with $3.25 mln verdict in mesh case
A federal jury in West Virginia on Friday awarded a woman $3.27 million in one of 33,000 lawsuits that accuse Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon Inc unit of selling defective transvaginal mesh devices. Following a nearly two-week trial, jurors found Ethicon liable for selling faulty devices and failing to warn patients and their doctors that users were at risk from side effects that include pain ...
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