Danville was once the capital of the Confederate States of America. Now it is known as the city of churches because it has more churches in each square mile than any other place in Virginia. Danville is an independent city that is home to 49,000 residents which recently saw the closure of Dan River Industries, one of the world’s largest textile mills.
Danville is home to enough industry that you can find some very reputable Virginia lawyers. Lawyers in Danville advise their clients on a mixed selection of cases including Chapter 7 bankruptcy, malpractice, divorce, immigration, and criminal cases like DUI and felony charges.
Recently, Danville resident Michael Jamie Womack was convicted for beating his mother to death in 1996. Despite a number of delays during the trial, such as missing defense witnesses and outbursts from the defendant while the trial was going on, the trial only lasted four days and the jury returned a verdict of guilty for second degree murder after deliberating for less than an hour. Mr. Womack was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
If you have criminal charges pending against you in Danville, you will likely be visiting the Danville General District Court or the Danville Circuit Court which are both in Danville, Virginia. District courts exclusively rule on juvenile, traffic, and DUI cases but take many other case types. If your small claims case exceeds $4,500 than you should file with the circuit court. Circuit courts have jurisdiction over criminal, domestic relations, mental health, real property, contracts, and tort cases.
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