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Circuit Courts Case System
This database has limited info about defendants in some localities’ circuit courts. Circuit courts cover serious criminal cases (felonies) and divorces.

District Courts Case System
General district courts handle most traffic violations and misdemeanors.

Virginia's State Judicial System
Find opinions of the state courts, the names of judges and the state Supreme Court docket here.

"THE VIRGINIA REVIEW DIRECTORY OF STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS": This reference book has the names of judges throughout Virginia, chief magistrates and State Bar Association information.  Located in the library under Dewey #328.

Federal Courts Home Page
A web of links for the judiciary branch of government.

PACER Courts Database
This database has U.S. district court and bankruptcy court records from around the country. See the news librarian for access.

The Legal Information Institute
Look here for extensive information about Supreme Court decisions, the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Code and other law materials.  Selected Supreme Court decisions are available online all the way back to 1937. Cornell's page includes recent decisions and biographical information about current justices.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Eastern District of Virginia
Has records for bankruptcy cases in the Richmond and Alexandria courts. Localities covered include all Fredericksburg-area counties except Culpeper and Louisa. See the news librarian for access.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Western District of Virginia
The local counties handled in this court are Louisa and Culpeper.

U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Virginia
Has records for cases in the Richmond and Alexandria courts. Localities covered include all Fredericksburg-area counties except Culpeper and Louisa. See the news librarian for access.

U.S. District Court - Western District of Virginia
Local counties in the Western District include Culpeper and Louisa.

The Black Book Online
A handy list of Web sites collected for private investigators.

The F.B.I.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
Check out the ALEXIS database, which has data on explosives and arsonists.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics
The BJS, a sub-agency of the Department of Justice, has info on violent crime, property crime, drugs and victims.

Mega-site for Statistics
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service has links to data on all kinds of crimes.

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
The National Archive of Criminal Justice Data is an extensive group of databases on drugs, violent crime, the criminal justice system and public attitudes about crime. But be forewarned: the datasets are often large and complicated.

Rappahannock River Drownings - Excel Format
Names, locations, etc. of drownings from 1962 to present.  NOTE: Dr. Frederic Phillips, the Fredericksburg area’s medical examiner, says there have been 18 more drownings since 1972 than we have in our list.  However, he has not released any information to The Free Lance-Star about the incidents or the victims.

Uniform Crime Reports
Crime statistics, broken down to the county level, are available from the Social Sciences Data Center at the University of Virginia.

Shark Talk
Nolo's guide simplifies law lingo.

County and City Codes
The Municipal Code Corporation has put local codes online. Several area localities are included.

Search for laws in other states, bar associations, cases and more here.

Lexis Legal Directory
Lexis has created a directory of thousands of law Web sites. Requires free registration.

This Library of Congress database has the full text of current legislation and summaries for Congresses back to 1969.

Virginia Legislative Information System
The state's site lets you track bills, search the Virginia Code and research General Assembly sessions.

Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator
Find out when a lawyer was admitted to the bar, contact information, date of birth and areas of practice here.

LawOffice Directory
If you can't find the lawyer you're looking for in Martindale-Hubbell, try this database.

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Last modified April 26, 2004