Virginia City NV Court

Find Virginia City, Nevada courts and courthouses, such as federal, state, district, superior, criminal, common, circuit, judicial, judiciary, divorce, appeals, family, traffic, and small claims courts. Courts provide information on legal cases, law documents, case searches, and appeals.

Storey Justice Court Geiger Grade Rd Virginia City NV 89440 775-847-0969

About Virginia City Courts

Courts in Virginia City, NV are government institutions that resolve legal disputes in accordance with local Storey County and Nevada law and are housed in Storey County courthouses. Courts are divided into Criminal Courts and Civil Courts. In Virginia City Criminal Courts, the government prosecutes a case against parties accused of breaking the law. In Virginia City Civil Courts the Court resolves disputes between citizens.

You may contact Courts for questions about:
  • Virginia City court records and judgments
  • Law documents, filings and case records
  • Appealing Virginia City court judgments
  • Court calendars and dockets
  • Virginia City background checks
Virginia City Court Records

Virginia City court records are available to the public at the Storey County Courthouse. Records vary by specific court, however, commonly requested public records include copies of court decisions, court filings and records, court dockets and calendars, people and background check information as well as criminal records.

About the US Court System

The United States Legal System is comprised of a Federal Court System and Fifty State Court Systems which hear cases at Virginia City Courthouses.

Virginia City Trial Courts

Virginia City Courts, where cases are heard for the first time, are where both sides, the prosecutor and defendant present evidence to argue and support their versions of events. A jury usually decides the outcome of cases and a single judge presides over the court room.

Limited Jurisdiction Court

Limited Jurisdiction Courts in Virginia City are typically limited to hearing only cases about small claims, traffic and driving violations, and misdemeanor offenses. Other courts of limited jurisdiction include Virginia City Probate Courts and Virginia City Family Courts.

Appellate Court in Virginia City, Nevada

Appellate Courts, or Courts of Appeal, hear appeals of decisions that are reached in Virginia City Trial Courts. A judge or a panel of judges presides over the appellate process and decides the outcome of the trial rather than a jury.

Nevada Federal Courts

Federal Courts are divided into Trial Courts and Appellate courts. Virginia City Federal Courts are divided into Courts of General Jurisdiction and Courts of Limited Jurisdiction. General Jurisdiction Courts preside over all matters of cases, whereas Courts of Limited Jurisdiction are limited by their scope. Federal Courts in Nevada are referred to as Superior Courts or District Courts and have jurisdictional authority over defined geographic areas.

Twelve Circuit Courts comprise the US Appellate Court System with the United States Supreme Court at its head. Appellate Courts in Nevada state are similar to the Federal System, whereas multiple appellate courts hear cases within a defined geographic area, governed by the highest State Court, the Nevada Supreme Court.