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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12, Oct 2014 - Indiana State Police Trooper sued after asking motorist whether she accepted Jesus as her savior
An Indiana State Police Trooper is being sued by a woman who claims he pulled her over for an alleged traffic violation and then proceeded to ask her about her faith.
12, Oct 2014 - Indianapolis, IN Same-sex marriage licenses issued in Marion Co.
The Marion County Clerk's Office said it would immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples Monday, hours after the nation's high court declined to take on Indiana's same-sex marriage case.
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 - Tippecanoe, IN Purdue shooter gets 65 years
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- 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
12, Oct 2014 - Marion, IN Court to prolific litigant: Enough's enough
Gersh Zavodnik poses in a room in his home, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, that is full of files from the vast number of lawsuits he has filed. / Kelly Wilkinson, The Indianapolis Star
12, Oct 2014 - Jeffersonville, IN Indiana county settles dispute with forensics firm
A southern Indiana county has reached a settlement in its billing dispute with a forensics company that testified on the prosecution's behalf last year in a triple-murder trial.
12, Oct 2014 - Hancock, IN Indy program gets $1M grant to mentor ex-cons
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 - 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 - Marion, IN Prison inmate charged in 2 Indy double homicides
Police say they've served an Indiana prison inmate with four murder warrants stemming from two double homicides in Indianapolis earlier this year.
12, Oct 2014 - Tippecanoe, IN “I killed Andrew Boldt because I wanted to:” Cody Cousins shocks court during sentencing
TIPPECANOE CO., Indiana (WITI) — A Purdue University student who admitted to stabbing and shooting a classmate in January received the maximum sentence Friday, September 19th — 65 years in prison. Cody Cousins pleaded guilty to killing Andrew Boldt at Purdue’s Electrical Engineering Building. During the sentencing, Boldt’s parents spoke. The father said he and his […]
12, Oct 2014 - Tippecanoe, IN Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers
Journal & Courier, Lafayette. Sept. 29, 2014. Purdue murder and stiffer sentences Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Pat Harrington got everything the law allowed in the sentencing of Cody Cousins, a former Purdue University student who murdered fellow senior Andrew Boldt in an Electrical Engineering Building classroom in January. ...
12, Oct 2014 - Tippecanoe, IN Officials discuss the possibility of a death penalty
Following the sentencing of the man responsible for Purdue’s shooting in January, state officials are looking at how the consequences for murder can be extended to include the death penalty in Indiana cases.
12, Oct 2014 - Elliot Admits to Escaping from Prison
A convicted murder has pleaded guilty to escaping from a western Michigan prison in February. Michael Elliot was captured in Indiana one day after escaping from the Ionia Correctional Facility.
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 - Lake, IN Man who prompted bestiality law charged again
A man whose animal cruelty conviction led Indiana lawmakers to pass a law making sexual relations with animals a crime faces another charge of sexually abusing an animal.
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