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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26, Nov 2014 - Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon: Out of prison in 2016?
Former Charlotte mayor and felon Patrick Cannon, who will begin a 44-month sentence next week, could serve less than half that time at his West Virginia prison. Federal guidelines boast of “truth in sentencing” – that the prison time handed down by a judge is the time served.
26, Nov 2014 - Putnam, WV Man from Dunbar, West Virginia enters guilty plea to federal firearms charges
A man from Dunbar, West Virginia who illegally possessed a firearm back in November of 2012 has entered a guilty plea to federal charges, according to a news release issued by Booth Goodwin, U.S. Attorney for the State of  West Virginia . 
26, Nov 2014 - DEP gets $2.7 million to reclaim Fayette mine
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A federal bankruptcy judge has awarded the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection more than $2.7 million for the reclamation of an abandoned mine site in Fayette County. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Thomas H. Fulton granted the DEP's application for the money , which the agency was pursuing from the bankruptcy estate of Appalachian Fuels LLC. The state's claims consisted ...
26, Nov 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.
26, Nov 2014 - W.Va. woman sentenced for stabbing Washington County woman
A West Virginia woman was sentenced today to 4 1/2 to 15 years in prison for stabbing a Washington County woman last year.
26, Nov 2014 - Transvaginal mesh trial losses put pressure on Boston Scientific
By Jessica Dye NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boston Scientific Corp’s back-to-back losses in the first two federal trials over its transvaginal mesh devices could drive up the cost of resolving thousands of similar lawsuits, according to legal experts. On Thursday, a jury in West Virginia awarded four women $18.5 million for injuries they said were caused by the Massachusetts-based company’s Obtryx ...
26, Nov 2014 - Supreme Court will hear challenge to EPA’s power-plant rules
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a challenge brought by 21 states — including Ohio and West Virginia — and other opponents of ...
26, Nov 2014 - Mason, WV Mason County Man Sentenced on Federal Drug Charge
Joshua Lee pleaded guilty in August, admitting that on Jan. 23, 2013, he sold heroin to a confidential informant working with the West Virginia State Police.
26, Nov 2014 - Bankruptcy Court Awards West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection $2.7 Million
CHARLESTON, W.Va., Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal bankruptcy court in Kentucky issued an important decision yesterday giving regulators a strong hand in enforcing environmental laws against bankrupt coal companies. As part of the decision, the court awarded the West...
26, Nov 2014 - Mingo, WV WV Attorney General's mobile office to visit Logan, McDowell counties.
CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced today that a consumer representative from the Attorney General's Office will conduct mobile office hours during November in communities throughout southwestern West Virginia...
25, Nov 2014 - Business owner files contempt petition against State Police
KEYSER - Pristine Pre-Owned Auto Inc., through attorney James E. Smith, has filed a petition for contempt with the Mineral County Circuit Court against the West Virginia State Police.
25, Nov 2014 - Consent decree issued in W.Va. ballot lawsuit
By Matt Stroud The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A federal judge issued a consent decree allowing absentee ballots to be counted in a West Virginia House District race. Issued Monday, the consent decree follows a lawsuit filed Friday by U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin against the state and Secretary of State Natalie Tennant. The lawsuit alleged that Tennant violated the Uniformed and Overseas ...
25, Nov 2014 - Ohio, WV 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 ...
25, Nov 2014 - W.Va. veteran sentenced for threatening President Clinton
A mentally ill West Virginia veteran once prosecuted in Pittsburgh for threatening President Clinton was sentenced Monday in West Virginia for calling 911 from the psychiatric ward of a veterans hospital and again threatening to kill the president.
25, Nov 2014 - Former McGraw foe Suarez sentenced to prison
From staff, wire reports An Ohio telemarketing millionaire who for years feuded with former West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw was sentenced Friday to 15 months in federal prison. The judge handing down the sentence told him that his business success did not put him above the law. A jury in Cleveland convicted Ben Suarez, 73, in June of witness tampering but acquitted him of illegal ...
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