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 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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21, Oct 2014 - Suspected Indiana serial killer has criminal history
The suspect in the Indiana murders of seven women had been released from a Texas prison a year ago.
21, Oct 2014 - Indiana man linked to 7 deaths allegedly threatened to set woman afire
The convicted sex offender who has been linked to the deaths of at least seven women in Indiana threatened to set himself and another woman on fire during a 2004 standoff with police, according to court documents.
20, Oct 2014 - Washington, IN U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for October 9
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: WOMEN'S PRISON Profile America — Thursday, October 9th. On this date in 1873, a sturdy and somber-looking building opened its doors to admit 17 long-term residents. Then it promptly closed and locked those doors. With the opening of the Indiana Reformatory Institution ...
20, Oct 2014 - Indiana mayor: Suspect in 7 deaths is sex offender
The mayor of Gary, Indiana says that a man who confessed to killing one woman and led police to the bodies of six others in northwestern Indiana had been convicted of sex crimes in Texas.
20, Oct 2014 - Jury selection begins in walking trail slaying
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) – Jury selection has begun for a western Pennsylvania man charged with his alleged part in the drug-related killing of a man on a walking trail last year. Twenty-four-year-old Christopher Salsgiver is charged with criminal homicide, robbery and other crimes in the June 2013 death of 46-year-old James Alexander. ...
20, Oct 2014 - Teens appeal convictions in death of accomplice
Three Elkhart teenagers have asked the Indiana Supreme Court to review their convictions in the 2012 shooting death of a friend during an attempted break-in.
20, Oct 2014 - Alleged Indiana serial killer has Texas criminal record
The man police in Indiana say may be a serial killer was released from a Texas prison last year after pleading guilty to sexual assault in the case of a woman who was beaten, forced to perform oral sex and raped in Austin in 2007, Local 2 Investigates has learned.
20, Oct 2014 - Trial set for 2nd walking trial slaying defendant
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — Jury selection was set to begin for a western Pennsylvania man charged with his alleged part in the drug-related killing of a man on a walking trail last year.
20, Oct 2014 - Judge pushes for full-time public defender office
A southern Indiana judge says his county needs a full-time public defender office to ensure those who can't afford attorneys receive strong legal representation.
20, Oct 2014 - Teens in 'Elkhart 4' case file appeal to Indiana Supreme Court
Members of the 'Elkhart 4' are pushing for their case to be heard in the State Supreme Court. Petitions to transfer the case to Indiana's highest court were filed last week. The State Appeals court ruled in favor of Blake Layman, Levi Sparks and Anthony Sharp last month, reducing their sentences for their felony murder convictions to 45 years, but not overturning the convictions themselves.
20, Oct 2014 - Lake, IN Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings
(AP) — Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years. Vann was a convicted sex offender in Texas, where he pleaded guilty to raping a woman in 2009 and was released from prison in July 2013 ...
20, Oct 2014 - UPDATE: Teens in 'Elkhart 4' case file appeal to Indiana Supreme Court
Members of the 'Elkhart 4' are pushing for their case to be heard in the State Supreme Court. Petitions to transfer the case to Indiana's highest court were filed last week. The State Appeals court ruled in favor of Blake Layman, Levi Sparks and Anthony Sharp last month, reducing their sentences for their felony murder convictions to 45 years, but not overturning the convictions themselves.
20, Oct 2014 - Bedford, IN UPDATE: Welk trial to resume in morning
UPDATE: 9/30/14, 5:26 p.m. -Trial is recessed this afternoon for an Indiana man accused of striking and killing a man on I-90 near Big Timber.
20, Oct 2014 - Arnaez confirms appeal plans for Blaize
PRINCETON—Defense attorney Ivan Arnaez confirmed to Gibson Circuit Judge Jeffrey Meade Friday morning that he’s ready to ask the Indiana Court of Appeals to overturn the conviction and sentencing of Austin T. Blaize, Francisco.
20, Oct 2014 - Elkhart, IN 'Elkhart Four' defendants ask Supreme Court to take case
INDIANAPOLIS — Three Elkhart teenagers who are fighting felony murder convictions and sentences in the shooting death of their friend have asked the Indiana Supreme Court to review the case.
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