West Virginia Court Records

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West Virginia Court Records Search

Anytime a person has business that goes through a West Virginia court, that information is recorded for public use. Most everything that goes through the court system in West Virginia is considered a public court record, and it?s available for anyone who has the desire to search for it on a local or state level. To begin an online West Virginia Court Records Search, follow enter a first and last name and state in the fields above. All Virginia court record searches are anonymous and confidential.

West Virginia Court Records Include

  • Marriage records
  • Divorce records
  • Child custody records
  • Criminal cases
  • Civil cases
  • Lawsuits
  • Judgements
  • Felony cases
  • Misdemeanor cases
  • Traffic cases

There are some court records not made entirely public for reasons that might include the fact a minor was involved. A case of this nature might not include name of the child in question for their own personal protection.

Many people in West Virginia search for public information of this type because they want to follow their family history. Business owners and other professionals use this information to determine who is a likely job candidate for their company or a good babysitter for their kids. There are numerous reasons someone might want to access any West Virginia court records for a specific person, and there is nothing wrong with that.

Obtaining West Virginia Court Records

Finding court records in West Virginia is relatively simple. If you know someone was arrested or filed paperwork in a specific county, you?ll simply visit the courthouse in that county or visit the website of the courthouse. There is a public records search option on the website of any county courthouse in this state. You?ll enter the name of the person in question. All their criminal, court, and personal records will show up for you to view. Some documents are kept private, but you can see the basic information associated with them.

If you want to search for someone?s personal court records on a bigger scale, you?ll want to take your search to the state level. There is only so much you?ll find in a county courthouse, because county courthouses only keep information from that county. If someone has court records in other counties in West Virginia, you won?t find that information on the county level.

By visiting the West Virginia Judiciary website, you?ll find the information you want from across the state. Anyoen with the name you?re searching will appear on your search, and you can go through the information provided free of charge. The information here is divided into different categories.

West Virginia Circuit courts
West Virginia Family courts
West Virginia Magistrate courts
West Virginia Treatment courts

Anything you want to find out about a person in West Virginia is going to be located on this page. The search is free, and information is made available to you when you perform the search. You need only the name of the person you want to search. Provided it is the legal name used when they were arrested or filed paperwork with the court, their information will appear for you to view moments after you complete your search.

West Virginia Court Records

West Virginia Court Record FAQs

Are West Virginia court cases public record?

Yes, most West Virginia court cases are public record that anyone can view. The exception is ongoing court cases, juvenile court cases and military court records

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  1. Vivian Sue Carmichael says:

    I am trying to reconnected with a friend from 2015 his name is Richie Harris he is 56 years old and lived in Ravenswood, West Virginia at the time.

  2. Mandi belle says:

    Hello. I was looking for records for a case that happened back in 2017/2018 in monroe county west Virginia Amanda Ann church hughes vs the state of west Virginia thanks!

  3. squarryadministrator says:

    Miranda, we do show an assault charge from 1992 but nothing recent in our West Virginia criminal record database

  4. Miranda Fordyce says:

    Hi I was looking for criminal records or court cases for Larry k Shepard in Marshall County WV.

  5. squarryadministrator says:

    Brenda, we are happy to assist you with looking up a West Virginia court case record but we’ll need to know the full names, including their middle names, and age. The names you provided are very common in this state so we’ll need a bit more information to accurately run a court case search.

  6. Brenda Harris says:

    I was looking up court case for Michelle Smith and Amy Smith. I wás having trouble locating any information.

  7. squarryadministrator says:

    Don, we are happy to assist you with your West Virginia court records inquiry. Below are the arrest records and warrant information we’ve found. Sine this is a recent criminal court case that might be ongoing, not all records will necessarily be public record yet. That being said, we ran all 3 names through our criminal record database and did not find any active warrants for any of them

  8. Don H says:

    Looking for arrest warrants or other information regarding a case in Jefferson County, WV. Victim was found 3/18/2020 and arrests have been made of David Ray Sanford, Monroe Merrell, and John Black.

  9. squarryadministrator says:

    Sheila, thank you for the feedback about looking up court records and public records in West Virginia

  10. Sheila says:

    “There is a public records search option on the website of any county courthouse in this state. You’ll enter the name of the person in question. All their criminal, court, and personal records will show up for you to view.” While there is a search function, it is not as specific as this statement makes it appear. It is actually nothing more than a keyword search which could give you thousands of results that have nothing to do with the person you are searching for and absolutely nothing that is relevant. For example, if you are searching for the record of someone named John Smith, your results will include every record that contains the word John as well as every record that contains the word Smith. And, even though you are instructed to quotes (i.e., “John Smith”) for exact results, adding quotes does not change the results.

  11. squarryadministrator says:

    Jeff, we ran a West Virginia court record search and did not find anything recent or any arrest records. If this is an ongoing WV court case then it will not be public record until there is a sentencing. You might consider contacting the relevant WV courthouse to inquire about any court case information.

  12. Jeff Curry says:

    HI I am looking for arrest record on Paul W. Coleman, of N. matewan Wva, {Mingo Co}should be from sometime in the last 30 days he was arrested in Williamson Wva., and how to I find the court dockets of when they go to court? a few years ago I had to lookup a person that was arrested that was hiding out in a apartment complex I was working at, and it was a free and easy process website lookup, How do I get back to that free arrest record website for Mingo Co. west virginia?

  13. squarryadministrator says:

    We ran a West Virginia court record search as well as an arrest record search and did not find anything active for James Pina in W.Virginia however, we do show a Florida arrest record for a James E. Pina jr.

  14. James Pina says:

    I need to find any records of arrest or charges for James Emmanuel Pina,alias Jamel Pina, James E Pina Jimmy Pina dating back to 2010. Age is 33 years old.

  15. squarryadministrator says:

    We do not show any West Virginia arrest records for a Ralph Brown. We do show a few criminal records however. If you can verify your middle name and age, we can let you know what criminal records you have in West Virginia

    How Do I Lookup Court Records in West Virginia?

    1. Visit the West Virginia Judiciary website
    2. Click on the Public Resources tab
    3. Select the county court from the interactive map
    4. Request court records information from the relevant court clerk
    5. Provide proof of ID and pay the applicable fees
    6. Processing time varies from each county court

  16. Ralph Brown says:

    I need to find a April 25, 1975 arrest information (specifically) for Ralph Brown, Huntington WV

Last Updated: 2017-03-02

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