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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 http://www.in.gov/judiciary/cases/. 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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12, Oct 2014 - Wayne, IN Former youth minister sentenced to 15 years
A former youth ministry leader in northeastern Indiana who pleaded guilty to charges he encouraged adolescent boys to send him sexually explicit photos has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
12, Oct 2014 - IN County Clerk's Offices Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses
After the Supreme Court rejected Indiana's appeal to ban same-sex marriage, county clerk's started issuing gay marriage licenses.
12, Oct 2014 - Jasper, IN Men avoid prison in S. Indiana bar fight death
Two men have avoided going to prison after pleading guilty to charges in the death of a southern Indiana man following a bar fight.
12, Oct 2014 - Indianapolis, IN Marion County judicial election system ruled unconstitutional
A federal judge in Indianapolis has ruled that the statute outlining how Marion Superior judges are elected is unconstitutional. Because a stay has been issued, the ruling will not impact next month’s election.
12, Oct 2014 - Hancock, IN Program gets $1 million U.S. grant to mentor ex-cons
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis nonprofit is receiving a $1 million Department of Justice grant to mentor released prison inmates who are mothers and fathers.
12, Oct 2014 - Martin, IN Indiana County mother gets jail term for toddler’s drowning
Tonya Thomas grabbed two tissues before she stood before an Indiana County judge on Monday morning to hear her punishment. The 27-year-old mother wiped away ...
12, Oct 2014 - Vigo, IN Venue change sought in case of woman’s 1975 death
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man who spent more than 25 years in prison for the death of his second wife is seeking a new location for his trial on charges he killed his first wife in 1975.
12, Oct 2014 - Marion, IN Putnamville inmates join IMPD re-entry program
Ninety-seven percent of inmates in Indiana prisons will be released. Of those, some five thousand annually return to Indianapolis to live. That's why IMPD developed a unique re-entry program to help former inmates adjust to live outside.
12, Oct 2014 - Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis issues marriage licenses for same-sex couples following Supreme Court decision
By: Liz Gelardi INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Oct. 6,2014) – The Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriages to take place in five states. On Monday, the country’s highest court decided it will not take up appeals to federal court rulings that found Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. The Marion County Clerk’s Office began issuing […]
12, Oct 2014 - Scott, IN Scott County man sentenced to 50 years in 2009 slaying
A southern Indiana man who pleaded guilty to a 2009 murder is sentenced to 50 years in prison on Monday.
12, Oct 2014 - Hancock, IN Program gets $1 million US grant to mentor ex-cons
INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis nonprofit is receiving a $1 million Department of Justice grant to mentor released prison inmates who are mothers and fathers.
12, Oct 2014 - US Supreme Court says same-sex marriage can proceed in five states with prior bans
Big news for gay marriage this morning out of Washington . The US Supreme Court denied review of the attempts by petitioners in several states to reverse lower-court decisions that struck down bans on same-sex marriage in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. All of those states, much like Arkansas, had previously banned gay marriage before lower courts struck down their prohibitions ...
12, Oct 2014 - Tippecanoe, IN Purdue shooter gets 65 years in Wisconsin man's homicide
An Indiana man who admitted fatally stabbing and shooting a fellow Purdue University student inside a crowded classroom was sentenced Friday to the maximum 65 years in prison after telling a judge he lied about being mentally ill.
12, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court declines to review same-sex marriage cases
The Supreme Court today decided to let stand rulings that allow same-sex marriage in Virginia, Utah, Oklahoma, Indiana and Wisconsin, a surprising move that may clear the way for the expansion of such unions throughout the nation.
12, Oct 2014 - Jeffersonville, IN Animal rights group wants vegan diet for Indiana man accused of cannibalism
By Steve Bittenbender Louisville Ky. (Reuters) - An animal-rights group wants an Indiana man accused of murdering his former girlfriend and eating part of her body to receive a vegan diet while he is in custody, saying it could help protect jail staff, a spokesman said on Monday. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a letter last week to Clark County, Indiana, Acting Sheriff Brian ...
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