West Virginia Public Records Questions and Answers (FAQ)

West Virginia Public Records Questions and Answers (FAQ)
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  • How can I find out what time my court date is, in West Virginia?
    Check the court dockets online. You can look up from the state's Supreme to county district courts.
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  • Where in West Virginia can I find court proceedings?
    You can check filings by using the search for underneath [West Virginia Free Court Records Search] for federal cases. For lower circuit courts, you'll need to check with that particular county or court of jurisdiction. The searches may not even be online and you may required to go to the physical location's records department.
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  • How do I find out in West Virginia, if someone got arrested?
    You can find arrests and police activity in various department logs as well as through periodicals such as news reports that are published regularly. Depending on the county or city, you can also view persons in custody. The West Virginia regional jail and correctional facility authority has a web page which provides pubic searches for inmates and daily incarcerations. These searches also include mug shots of people that are being held in custody.
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  • How do I obtain an arrest record of someone that was released already in West Virginia?
    You can either check court records in the county (if you know the county), or run a background check and look up the state at once. Depending on how thorough you want to be, you can even go to the court house in person and look at the entire case file. Criminal case filings are public records and open for inspection by anyone other than a few exceptions such as if it was sealed by the courts.
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  • How do I find out if I have a warrant in West Virginia?
    Depends on the county or court which issued it. Kanawha County Sheriff's webpage has an open online warrant search anyone can look up. Nicholas county sheriffs in Summersville WV also has an open warrants search.
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  • Where can I find in West Virginia, people who earn wages over 65,000 per year?
    Begin with the bureau of labor statistics, they cover all state's non-farm payroll data detailed for all states. You can see earnings by industry, demographics, occupation and few other parameters. There is a webpage " Occupational Employment Statistics" it is an open view chart which you can sort by salary.
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  • How do I find out in West Virginia, charges, warrants, and arrest reports on my son?
    Check the department's arrest log, can't say without knowing the county. The WV regional jail and authority publishes arrests, some pretrial and others post conviction. You will not see charges, but you will be able to get the case number and location of the facility. The information includes whether the person in custody is a pretrial felon or misdemeanor.
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  • How can I find in West Virginia, how to obtain a full background check on a deceased family member?
    How long ago where the records? Courts can be different regarding how long they go back with their records.
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  • Where can I find in West Virginia, how to correct an error on my criminal record?
    The form: Petition for Expungement of Criminal Records Provided Under WV Code has the information in eight pages online. You can either look it up by searching the form's name or by the West Virginia Judiciary's site and search for "Expungement of Criminal Record".
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  • Where can I find in West Virginia, access to criminal records?
    You can begin by seeing which criminal records you can get on your own first before using the WV state police’s check, or other services that will do the search for you. For some criminal records, doing your own search can turn out to provide more information, such as getting an entire case file from criminal courts, requesting full police arrest reports and individuals still in custody or released from a facility. There are procedures and policies imposed by police departments and courts to provide even public records. Individual departments can also charge a fee, although relatively low, to provide public records. Is your search specific to a county? Few counties? Or the entire state of West Virginia? Many records are held by individual local departments, therefore an address search is a good starting point. However, that should not limit the search as people get arrested in various areas that would not appear in address searches. Records can either provide information that you are originally looking for, or lead to more. Remember that you are conducting your own search and there will be work going from one department/records office to another.
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  • Where can I find if someone has a warrant for their arrest in West Virginia?
    The following search are available to the public from the West Virginia State Police's website: West Virginia State Police Most Wanted West Virginia State Police Cold Case Files WV Division of Corrections Parole Absconders Web Link US Marshals Service 15 Most Wanted West Virginia Eastern Panhandle Most Wanted FBI's Web Site with Most Wanted
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