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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30, Mar 2015 - Fayette, WV 20 people busted on drug charges in Fayette County roundup
Oak Hill (WVVA) Twenty people charged with drug crimes woke up to handcuffs on Thursday morning. The warrants were served by members of the Central West Virginia Task Force...
30, Mar 2015 - Lewis, WV Four West Virginia residents sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking, 6 others get probati
Four people were sentenced to federal prison and six others were given probation for drug trafficking activities in the Northern District of West Virginia.
30, Mar 2015 - Appeals court tosses gag order in ex-coal company CEO's case
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday invalidated a sweeping gag order in the case of a former coal company executive accused of violating safety standards at a West Virginia mine where an explosion killed 29 men.
30, Mar 2015 - Gag order lifted in Massey ex-CEO's trial over fatal W.Va. mine blast
A federal appeals court lifted a sweeping gag order on Thursday that sealed court documents and barred participants from talking about a West Virginia criminal case stemming from the worst U.S. mine disaster in four decades. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ordered the U.S. District Court in Beckley, West Virginia, to lift the gag order in the case against former Massey Energy ...
30, Mar 2015 - Gag order lifted in Massey ex-CEO's trial over fatal West Virginia mine blast
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - A federal appeals court lifted a sweeping gag order on Thursday that sealed court documents and barred participants from talking about a West Virginia criminal case stemming from the worst U.S. mine disaster in four decades. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ordered the U.S. District Court in Beckley, West Virginia, to lift the gag ...
30, Mar 2015 - Fayette, WV All 3 Mercer County judges recuse selves from sex abuse case
PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) - All three Mercer County Circuit Court judges have recused themselves from a child sex abuse case. West Virginia Supreme Court administrative director Steve Canterbury says each judge cited a conflict of interest. He tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that the judges didn't provide details. Mercer County prosecutor Scott Ash says retired Fayette County Circuit Court Judge ...
29, Mar 2015 - Kanawha, WV Trivillian's owner pleads guilty to federal health-care charge
By Kate White After Trivillian's Pharmacy owner Paula Butterfield admitted to a federal health-care charge Wednesday, she described to a judge how she defrauded Medicare and West Virginia Medicaid. Butterfield, 71, who also was head pharmacist at Trivillian's since 1978, pleaded guilty to making a false statement relating to a health-care matter. She also entered guilty pleas on behalf of the ...
29, Mar 2015 - Murder Suspect Escapes Psychiatric Hospital
Police in West Virginia issued a warning to members of the public after alleged murderer Rocco Jesse Zuccaro escaped from a psychiatric hospital.
29, Mar 2015 - Mountain Valley Pipeline, West Virginia landowners bring legal threats, action into pipeline fight
Several West Virginia landowners have resisted land surveyors with Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC, and now some of them are bringing the battle to court.
29, Mar 2015 - 3 sentenced for heroin distribution
HUNTINGTON - A federal judge ordered prison sentences for Steven Libertore, Eric Greer and Ralph Shoemaker for their roles in an operation that funneled heroin from Detroit to Mason County, West Virginia.
29, Mar 2015 - Lawyer for media fights gag order in mine disaster case
A gag order in the criminal case of the West Virginia coal mine explosion that killed 29 men violates the First Amendment by barring virtually anyone from discussing it publicly, a lawyer for media organizations ...
29, Mar 2015 - Marple lawsuit against school board moves forward
By Kate White A judge Monday denied a request by an attorney for the West Virginia Board of Education to allow the Supreme Court to decide whether former state schools superintendent Jorea Marple was an at-will employee. Victor Flanagan, the school board's lawyer, said immediately letting the high court decide whether Marple served at the will and pleasure of the state would save time and money ...
29, Mar 2015 - 2 people to make pleas in West Virginia chemical spill case
Two former employees at Freedom Industries are due in federal court for plea hearings on pollution charges stemming from a chemical spill in Charleston, West Virginia. Separate hearings are set Wednesday ...
29, Mar 2015 - Massey ex-CEO pleads not guilty to new indictment in mine blast
The former chief executive of Massey Energy Co pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a revised federal indictment arising from a 2010 West Virginia coal mine explosion that killed 29 miners. The former chief executive, Donald Blankenship, entered his plea in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. It combines charges that Blankenship conspired to violate mine safety laws and ...
29, Mar 2015 - Kanawha, WV WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey releases 'Top 10 Scam list,' tips on avoiding fraud
In conjunction with National Consumer Protection Week, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey identified the top 10 scams reported to his office and offered suggestions on how to avoid being victimized.
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