Courts in Indiana
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Indiana's highest court is the Indiana Supreme Court, which handles appeals, including felonies, torts, real property, probate, civil, and family matters. Under the Supreme Court are Indiana's Courts of Appeals and Tax Courts. Indiana's Superior Courts and Circuit Courts both handle handle small claims, torts, contracts, domestic relations, probate/estate cases, as well as some civil appeals. Indiana's 47 city courts handle torts and contracts valued up to $3,000, as well as small claims, misdemeanor, and traffic cases. Indiana's 28 town courts handle misdemeanors and traffic violations. A few counties have separate probate and small claims courts.

Indiana provides a number of online databases at Here you can find information regarding Indiana appellate, and trial court cases. You can also read former appellate and Supreme Court decisions, and can also find information regarding current protection orders. If you're seeking court records in Indiana, you should start at this website. However, if you need copies of the actual Indiana court documents, it's best to contact the individual court where the records are held. Most Indiana court records are available to the public, but each court has its own policy as far as how to obtain copies.
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24, Oct 2014 - Perry, IN Murder trial begins Tuesday for two men accused in Sellersburg break-in
The trial starts Tuesday morning for two southern Indiana suspects who are charged with breaking into a man's house and killing him.
24, Oct 2014 - Briefs
Fort Wayne/Allen CountyCircuit judge gets state bar honorA local judge has joined the elite group of Indiana Bar Foundation Fellows.
24, Oct 2014 - Ohio, IN Ex-IHOP owner gets 8 years in prison
The former owner of seven IHOP restaurants in northwest Ohio and Indiana was sentenced today to eight years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $1.4 million in restitution.
24, Oct 2014 - Few cases make it to Indiana Supreme Court
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court is the pinnacle of a state court system that in any given year handles some 1.6 million cases filed in the state's 92 counties, including roughly 180,000 cases in Lake County and 38,000 in Porter County.
24, Oct 2014 - Jasper, IN Pimp Gets 45 Years For Beating Woman To Death In Indiana
U.S. District Judge Philip Simon issued the sentence last week for Nathan Huey-Dingle, 32, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to three counts related to sex trafficking his victim and another prostitute.
24, Oct 2014 - Jasper, IN Pimp gets 45 years in NW Indiana beating death of woman
A violent attack that started at a northwest Indiana gas station and eventually killed a woman will send a pimp to prison for 45 years.
23, Oct 2014 - Delaware, IN Attempted baby abduction brings 44-year sentence
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana woman has been sentenced to 44 years in prison for trying to snatch a 3-week-old baby during an attack in which she wrapped an electrical cord around the mother’s
23, Oct 2014 - White, IN Man accused in Indiana killings refuses to speak in court
The man accused in a string of killings in Indiana appeared in court Wednesday but refused to answer a judge's questions, forcing the hearing to be rescheduled.
23, Oct 2014 - Grant, IN No alt. theories allowed in trial on 4 deaths
A judge is blocking testimony about other possible suspects during the trial of a man charged with killing four people in a southern Indiana home.
23, Oct 2014 - Marshall, IN Attorneys honored for mosque case
Attorney General Eric Holder recognized two assistant U.S. Attorneys this week for their work on the prosecution of an Indiana man who set fire to the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo in 2012.
23, Oct 2014 - Wayne, IN Justices overturn pot verdict based on illegal search
The Indiana Supreme Court, finding that Fort Wayne police illegally entered a man's home in 2012, on Tuesday reversed the marijuana convictions that resulted.
23, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court focuses on jury instructions in McCowan murder appeal
INDIANAPOLIS | Dustin McCowan, the Porter County man serving a 60-year prison term for the 2011 murder of his former girlfriend, Amanda Bach, could win a new trial if the Indiana Supreme Court finds the jury instructions concerning his presumption of innocence were inadequate.
23, Oct 2014 - Judges hear appeal on meth conviction during stop at MCHS
MICHIGAN CITY — Three judges from the Indiana Court of Appeals heard the case "Mosley v. State" Tuesday at Michigan City High School as a part of the Appeals on Wheels program.
23, Oct 2014 - Man accused of killing 7 refuses to answer judge
A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana on Wednesday refused to speak or even acknowledge his name to a judge, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was in open court before dozens of journalists.
23, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court rejects gay marriage appeals from Indiana, other states
The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions.
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