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, Oct 2014 - U.S. court dismisses $200 million suit in West Virginia fatal police shooting
By Jeffrey Roth (Reuters) - A U.S. federal court has dismissed a $200 million civil lawsuit filed by the family of a man being treated for schizophrenia who was shot 23 times by police in West Virginia, drawing criticism from the local chapter of a national civil rights group. U.S. District Court Judge Gina Groh of the Northern District of West Virginia ruled that the use of deadly force by five ...
26, Oct 2014 - Ohio doctor pleads guilty to drug charges in W.Va.
The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. - An Ohio doctor faces up to nine years in prison after pleading guilty in West Virginia to federal drug charges. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says Dr. Robert Timothy Hogan of Coolville, Ohio, wrote more than 160 illegal prescriptions for more than 17,000 pills between January 2013 and February 2014. Hogan pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in ...
25, Oct 2014 - West Virgina man accused of stalking terminally ill Wisconsin girl
A West Virginia man accused of stalking a 13-year-old terminally ill Wisconsin girl has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
25, Oct 2014 - Federal Recognition Granted For Same-Sex Marriage In Six More States: Holder
The federal government Saturday recognized same-sex marriage in six additional states, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said . The announcement applies to marriages in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming.
25, 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.
25, Oct 2014 - 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 ...
25, Oct 2014 - Federal Government Recognizes Gay Marriages in Six More States
Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday that the federal government will now recognize same sex marriages in six more states. They are Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Married gay couples will now qualify for a number of federal benefits, including Social Security and veterans' benefits. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court refused to hear appeals to ...
25, 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.
25, Oct 2014 - Man arrested after he maced a WVSP trooper and security guard in Cabell County, West Virginia
Dan White was brought into the Cabell County Courthouse on Friday, October 24th to be arraigned on charges. He was taken to the bathroom after his arraignment and somehow got a hold a can of mace. He maced both a West Virginia State Police trooper and a security guard. Both men had minor injuries. But White now faces additional charges. 
25, Oct 2014 - Pendleton, WV 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 ...
25, 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.
25, Oct 2014 - US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 new states
The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states, extending federal benefits to those couples.Attorney General Eric Holder says the states are: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming.
25, Oct 2014 - US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 more states
WASHINGTON — The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday. Gay marriage recently became legal in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming.
25, Oct 2014 - Randolph, WV W. Va. judge to appeal punishment for affair
By Matt Stroud The Associated Press MORGANTOWN - A West Virginia appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday over disciplinary action against a judge who had an inappropriate sexual affair that included trysts in her judicial office. A Judicial Hearing Board recommended in August that Randolph County Circuit Judge Jaymie Godwin Wilfong should be censured, suspended for three years without pay ...
24, Oct 2014 - From right and left, Senate candidates attack Capito
By David Gutman A day after being chastised by the West Virginia Supreme Court for her handling of a candidate's withdrawal from the November election, Secretary of State Natalie Tennant acknowledged her mistake as she and other candidates for the U.S. Senate went after the absent Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. "I take responsibility, and we are rectifying it as we speak," Tennant said of ...
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