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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28, Feb 2015 - Marion, IN Man sentenced for 2013 kidnapping, assault
An Indiana man was sentenced Friday to 85 years in prison for the 2013 kidnapping of a woman from a downtown parking lot.
28, Feb 2015 - Allen, IN Eastern Indiana man gets 98 years for murder, robbery
An eastern Indiana man who pleaded guilty in the death of a 48-year-old man during a robbery has been sentenced to 98 years in prison.
28, Feb 2015 - Court upholds 50-year sentence in elderly woman's attack
The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld an Anderson man's 50-year prison sentence for attacking and injuring a 93-year-old woman in her home.
28, Feb 2015 - Gay couple sues to force Indiana to name both on son's birth record
A married same-sex couple on Friday asked a federal court to force Indiana state and county officials to name both of the women as parents on their newborn son's birth certificate. Ashlee and Ruby Henderson were married in November in Indiana and Ruby Henderson gave birth in December to a son through artificial insemination, but state and local officials have refused to list both as parents on ...
27, Feb 2015 - Linking guns to crimes and criminals
Murders. Robberies. Shootings. Indianapolis saw increases in gun violence and homicide rates last year. Many of those guns were in the hands of convicted felons. The disturbing trend is prompting stepped-up federal prosecution here in Indiana and a landmark lawsuit.
27, Feb 2015 - Henry, IN Infected man gets 3 years for spitting in officer's face
A central Indiana man infected with hepatitis C has been sentenced to three years in prison for spitting blood into a police officer's face.
27, Feb 2015 - Conviction overturned in pastor's fatal shooting
An appeals court overturned the conviction of a woman charged in the May 2012 shooting death of an Indianapolis pastor.
27, Feb 2015 - Tennessee Republicans Learn to Love Obamacare
Tennessee’s Republican Governor Bill Haslam called lawmakers into a special session this week to consider accepting federal money to extend public health-care assistance to more of the poor. Indiana announced its expansion last week. Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming are considering it. “We kept looking at it and looking at it,” said Charlie Howorth, executive director of the Tennessee ...
27, Feb 2015 - VanVleet leads way as No. 15 Wichita State downs Indiana State
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Fred VanVleet looks so nonchalant on the court that nobody could be faulted for giving him a good shake - you know, just to make sure the talented point guard is still awake.
27, Feb 2015 - Columbus, IN Jury gets case in southern Indiana quadruple murder trial
A jury has begun deliberating in the trial of a man charged with fatally shooting four people inside a southern Indiana home.
27, Feb 2015 - Missing baby’s father appears in court to face murder charges
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 5, 2015) – Police are losing hope of finding the body of missing baby Delano Wilson. His father, Willie Wilson, appeared in court Thursday afternoon to face murder charges. Police arrested Wilson at his home Wednesday after months of no new developments in the case. The six-week-old baby was reported missing on August […]
27, Feb 2015 - Judge instructs IHSAA to add Griffith, Hammond to tourney
The Indiana High School Athletic Association has redrawn one Class 3A sectional to include Griffith and Hammond following a ruling by a Lake County judge.
27, Feb 2015 - Bartholomew, IN 'Pops and cracks' came from slaying scene
A man who lives next door to a southern Indiana home where four people were slain told jurors at the alleged gunman's trial that loud noises rang out in the home on the night of the slayings.
27, Feb 2015 - Lake, IN Can NWI light the way to better Hoosier ethics?
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says the rest of the state has something to learn from Lake County about restoring public trust shattered by government corruption.
27, Feb 2015 - Experts worry suspensions create school-to-prison pipeline
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – One out of every five Indianapolis Public School students were given out-of-school suspensions last year. In other words, more than 6,000 students last year were kicked out of the classroom.
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