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, Nov 2014 - Johnson, IN Emotions high as Bloomington sex assault suspects make court appearance
Two teenagers arrested for a frightening attack near the Indiana University Bloomington campus appeared in court Wednesday.
24, Nov 2014 - St Joseph, IN Decision on fate of death row inmate up to judge
FRANKLIN - A northern Indiana judge is nearing a decision on whether a man convicted of abducting and killing a Franklin College student in 1997 should be put to death.
24, Nov 2014 - David Camm files false imprisonment suit
A former Indiana State Police trooper acquitted in the slayings of his wife and two children has sued prosecutors, investigators and others for false imprisonment and other counts.
24, Nov 2014 - St Joseph, IN Indiana career criminal gets more prison time
COLDWATER — Louis Randall made no excuses for breaking into a Lake Drive home in June 2012 to steal items including credit cards, computers and televisions.
23, Nov 2014 - Clark, IN Texas prosecutor cites weak case for 2009 plea deal for future suspected serial killer
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas prosecutors may not have offered a suspected serial killer such a lenient prison sentence in a 2009 sexual assault case had they known about his conviction on a similar charge in Indiana five years earlier, a district attorney's spokesman said Monday.
23, Nov 2014 - Lake, IN Not guilty pleas for suspect in 7 Indiana deaths
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A judge recorded not guilty pleas Wednesday for a former Marine who is charged with murder in the strangulation deaths of two women found in northwestern Indiana and is suspected of killing five others.
23, Nov 2014 - St Joseph, IN Long prison term for transporting cocaine
ST. JOSEPH - An Indiana man caught transporting 31 crack cocaine rocks and other drugs in his pants has been sentenced to 7-20 years in prison for possession with intent to deliver narcotics.
23, Nov 2014 - Indiana man gets 12 years in boy’s fatal shooting
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man who pleaded guilty to criminal charges in the shooting death of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
23, Nov 2014 - West Lafayette, IN Indiana Supreme Court holds proceedings on campus
In March 2010 a woman who was about 7 months pregnant contacted Catholic Charities and inquired about putting her baby up for adoption. The mother did not identify the father of the unborn child.
23, Nov 2014 - Jackson, IN Former Indiana school principal convicted of child pornography charges sentenced to five to 20 year
Michael Ettenberger was sentenced to five to 20 years in prison by Jackson County Circuit Judge John G. McBain on a charge of child sexually abusive activity on Wednesday, Nov. 5 for possession of inappropriate images and a video of a 9-year-old girl he received from Jill Miller in 2013.
23, Nov 2014 - Marion, IN Coalition considers listing public fund abusers
The Public Integrity Coalition, newly formed by the Indiana attorney general, is considering a way to connect local governments and educational institutions to a list of public workers who have misappropriated public funds, so government employers can make better informed hiring decisions.
23, Nov 2014 - Judge weighs fate of student's convicted killer
A northern Indiana judge is nearing a decision on whether a man convicted of abducting and killing a Franklin College student in 1997 should be put to death.
23, Nov 2014 - Lake, IN Crown Point man gets 58 years in friend's killing
A northwestern Indiana man has been sentenced to 58 years in prison for the shooting death of a friend he maintains he shot in self-defense.
23, Nov 2014 - Angola, IN Snook going back to prison
COLDWATER — John Snook will be headed to back to prison, this time in Michigan. The 26-year old Angola, Indiana resident was sentenced by Branch County Circuit Judge Bill O’Grady to two to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to fleeing police in Coldwater May 15.
23, Nov 2014 - Mediation urged to settle IBM case
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Supreme Court has asked attorneys for the state and IBM Corp. to consider mediation to settle their dispute over IBM's failed attempt to privatize Indiana's welfare services.
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