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Guide to Law Online: U.S. Virginia


In Virginia, the judiciary has four general levels. The General District Courts and Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Courts are the lowest level courts, which focus on cases involving specific subject matter, such as traffic violations, small claims, misdemeanor offenses, and family law matters. The Virginia Circuit Court is the trial court of general jurisdiction. The Court of Appeals acts as the intermediate appellate court. The Supreme Court of Virginia is the highest court in the state.