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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26, Mar 2015 - Final Four Court Tour makes final stop at Monument Circle
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Final Four Court Tour made its final stop today. The court was on display downtown at Monument Circle on Thursday.
26, Mar 2015 - Lawrence, IN Ex-day care providers claim juror misconduct
Former Hamilton County home day care providers Daniel and Saundra Wahl have filed two separate briefs with the Indiana Court of Appeals alleging their trial was tainted by juror misconduct, Call 6 Investigator Kara Kenney reported.
26, Mar 2015 - Griffith, IN Judge’s order adds Griffith, Hammond back into state tourney
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A judge has cleared the way for two high school basketball teams to join Indiana’s boys basketball state tournament despite a brawl that led to the cancellation of the teams’ remaining seasons.
26, Mar 2015 - Griffith, IN High School Teams Who Fought Allowed To Play
A judge has cleared the way for two high school basketball teams to join Indiana's boys basketball state tournament despite a brawl that led to the cancellation of the teams' remaining seasons. The Indiana High School Athletics Association canceled Hammond and Griffith's remaining boys basketball seasons and imposed other sanctions after the bench-clearing Feb. 7 brawl. But both schools ...
26, Mar 2015 - Elkhart, IN Teen who didn’t kill anyone faces 55 years in prison for felony murder
ELKHART, Ind. — A teenager who didn’t kill anyone, but was sentenced to 55 years in prison under the interesting felony murder law, is hoping the Indiana state Supreme Court will come to his aid when they hear his case Thursday. According to The Guardian, Blake Layman was 16 when he and four friends broke into a […]
26, Mar 2015 - Madison, IN Court upholds sentence of Anderson teen convicted in 93-year-old woman’s assault
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 17, 2015)—The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld the 50-year prison sentence of an Anderson teenager, who was convicted in the attack of a 93-year-old woman in July 2013. Iquise Taylor, now 18, pleaded guilty in April 2014 to burglary, criminal deviate conduct, criminal confinement and strangulation. In July 2013, Taylor—then 17 […]
26, Mar 2015 - Indianapolis, IN Gov. Pence signs ‘right to try’ trial drugs bill into law
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Terminally ill patients in Indiana will be able to use experimental drugs that are not yet on pharmacy shelves under a new law that takes effect immediately.
26, Mar 2015 - Griffith, IN Judge instructs IHSAA to add Griffith, Hammond to tourney
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — 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.
26, Mar 2015 - South Bend, IN An Indiana jury says Purvi Patel should go to prison for what she says was a miscarriage
There’s a lot that’s still confusing about the case of Purvi Patel. But one thing is clear: The 33-year-old from South Bend, Indiana, is facing up to 70 years in prison as the first pregnant woman to be convicted under Indiana’s “feticide” law. It’s a case that cheers some anti-abortion advocates but has reproductive rights groups and doctors worried about how laws originally passed to protect ...
26, Mar 2015 - South Bend, IN Jury pool of 140 expected when Indy blast trial gets underway this summer
There could be as many as 140 people lined up as prospective jurors for a case that'll be tried in St. Joseph County this summer. Mark Leonard will be tried here for his role in the November 11, 2012 house explosion in Indianapolis that killed two people and caused four-million dollars in damages.
26, Mar 2015 - Griffith, IN Judge's order adds Griffith, Hammond back into state tourney despite brawl
A judge has cleared the way for two high school basketball teams to join Indiana's boys basketball state tournament despite a brawl that led to the cancellation of the teams' remaining seasons.
26, Mar 2015 - Elkhart, IN “Elkhart Four” Ask Indiana Supreme Court To Hear Their Case
The Indiana Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in the case of the so-called “Elkhart Four,” in which three young men were sentenced to long prison terms for murder, in the death of a friend who was shot by a homeowner while they were burglarizing his home.
26, Mar 2015 - Indiana girl's wish granted to be pig judge
An Indiana girl made memories that will last a lifetime when her wish was granted to be a pig judge at a major rodeo in Texas.
26, Mar 2015 - Fred VanVleet scores 27 in Shockers' 81-76 win over Indiana
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26, Mar 2015 - Indiana Supreme Court upholds murder conviction, sentence
The Indiana Supreme Court has decided to uphold the conviction and 60-year sentence of a northern Indiana man in his ex-girlfriend's shooting death.
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