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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19, Apr 2014 - Bluefield, WV 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 ...
19, Apr 2014 - Former NC airport manager gets prison delay
The Hickory Daily Record ( reported a federal judge gave Alex Nelson 60 days to report to a federal prison in West Virginia so he could take care of family matters. Nelson was sentenced in February to three years in federal prison for conspiracy to engage in public corruption, embezzlement and money laundering.
19, Apr 2014 - Bureau of Prisons Teacher Discusses Life Inside Federal Prisons in new "I Am AFGE" Docume
Bureau of Prisons teacher and American Federation of Government Employees member Jill Carver discusses working inside a West Virginia federal prison in the latest short-form… via
19, Apr 2014 - W.Va. court to decide legality of suit over Dunkard Creek
The West Virginia Supreme Court will decide if Pennsylvania's Fish and Boat commission can sue Consol Energy in West Virginia for damages related to the massive and ecologically devastating September 2009 fish kill on Dunkard Creek.
18, Apr 2014 - Gunman critical after opening fire on West Virginia courthouse
Man with assault-type rifle fired up to two dozen rounds at federal court building in Wheeling before being critically wounded
18, Apr 2014 - Exchange, WV District Court Upholds Mylan's U.S. Patents on Perforomist® Inhalation Solution
PITTSBURGH, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (MYL) today announced the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia issued a decision upholding the validity of all patents asserted by Mylan, protecting Perforomist® (formoterol fumarate) Inhalation Solution. Mylan previously sued Teva alleging that Teva's Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for this product ...
18, Apr 2014 - Kanawha, WV New laws protect rights of children
Members of the West Virginia Legislature worked this year to help create laws to stop crimes against children, such as neglect, physical abuse and child pornography.
18, Apr 2014 - W.Va. Supreme Court lets stand $25 parking fine
A Charleston attorney went to the West Virginia Supreme Court to contest a $25 parking ticket.
18, Apr 2014 - Weirton sex offender charged with failure to register WHEELING, W.Va. -- A sex offender who moved from Pennsylvania to West Virginia has been indicted in federal court for failing to register. United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that Charles R. Lundis, age 64, of Weirton was charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. ...
17, Apr 2014 - Former doctor's office employee sentence for drug fraud
BECKLEY (NEWS RELEASE) – Tina Marie Richmond, age 41, of Beckley, West Virginia was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for obtaining oxycodone by fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin...
17, Apr 2014 - Miner allegedly phoned in bomb threat due to lack of baby sitter
A West Virginia man has been jailed on charges he phoned in a bomb threat to the southwestern Pennsylvania mine where he worked because he couldn't find a baby sitter to watch his 8-year-old daughter during his shift last week.
17, Apr 2014 - Judge Overturns 1988 Murder Plea
A circuit judge in Wayne County, West Virginia has overturned a murder plea from 1989.
17, Apr 2014 - Beckley man gets 2 years for defrauding business
BECKLEY (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Mark Randall Trump, 44, of Beckley, West Virginia was sentenced to serve two years in federal prison for defrauding Walker Machinery...
17, Apr 2014 - WV AG Files Motion to Dismiss Charleston 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.
17, Apr 2014 - Bluefield woman sentenced for drug distribution
CHARLESTON — A Mercer County woman was sentenced to a 15-month prison term Wednesday at her sentencing hearing at U.S. District Court in Charleston. Rachelle Bryant, 24, of Bluefield, appeared before Senior U.S. District Judge David A. Faber of the Southern District of West Virginia.
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