The WEST VIRGINIA CRIMINAL LAW DIGEST contains cases issued by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. These cases concern areas in which Public Defender Services is authorized to provide legal assistance: criminal, juvenile, child abuse and neglect, contempt, mental hygiene matters, extradition and appeals from or post-conviction challenges to the final trial of an eligible proceeding.
In briefing these cases, every attempt has been made to be faithful to the original language of the Court. Nonetheless, any summary of a case is not intended to be used as a substitute for a thorough reading of the case. It is always advisable to check with the Office of the Clerk of the Supreme Court of Appeals regarding the status of recent cases before relying on them for authority.
The documents on
this site are in Portable Document Format (PDF) and can be viewed by the Adobe Acrobat®
Reader. If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat® Reader click here to download the free
Adobe Acrobat® Reader. After installing the Adobe Acrobat® Reader, click on the
documents you wish to view.
Volume I (January 1978 through August 1982)
Volume II (September 1982 through April 30, 1985
Volume III (May 1, 1985 through April 30, 1988)
Volume IV (May 1, 1988 through September 5, 1990)
Volume V (September 5, 1990 through January 12, 1994)
Volume VI (January 12, 1994 through December 1995)
Volume VII (December 1995 through July 1998)
Volume VIII (July 1998 through December 2000)
Volume IX (January 2001 through July 2003)
First Cumulative Supplement to Volume IX (August 2003 through July 2004)