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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23, Oct 2014 - Same-sex marriage ban lifted
The fight over gay marriage in Indiana came to an abrupt end Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court denied Indiana's appeal on the issue.
23, Oct 2014 - IN Attorney General reacts to Supreme Court decision not to hear same-sex marriage appeal
The Indiana Attorney General's office says Monday's ruling by the Supreme Court means that county clerks will be required by federal court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
23, Oct 2014 - ACLU: Indiana same-sex marriage is now legal
The fight over gay marriage in Indiana came to an abrupt end Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court denied Indiana's appeal on the issue.
23, Oct 2014 - Court formally lifts Indiana's gay marriage ban
The federal appeals court in Chicago has formally lifted Indiana's ban on same-sex marriages.
23, Oct 2014 - Indiana Township suspect accused of raping juvenile
An Indiana Township man facing trial on juvenile sexual assault charges is now separately accused of raping a young girl. Robert Edward Snyder, 47, of ...
23, Oct 2014 - Judges hear appeal on meth conviction during stop at MCHS
MICHIGAN CITY — Three judges from the Indiana Court of Appeals heard the case "Mosley v. State" Tuesday at Michigan City High School as a part of the Appeals on Wheels program.
23, Oct 2014 - White, IN Man accused in Indiana killings refuses to speak in court
The man accused in a string of killings in Indiana appeared in court Wednesday but refused to answer a judge's questions, forcing the hearing to be rescheduled.
23, Oct 2014 - Marshall, IN Attorneys honored for mosque case
Attorney General Eric Holder recognized two assistant U.S. Attorneys this week for their work on the prosecution of an Indiana man who set fire to the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo in 2012.
23, Oct 2014 - Man accused of killing 7 refuses to answer judge
A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana on Wednesday refused to speak or even acknowledge his name to a judge, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was in open court before dozens of journalists.
23, Oct 2014 - 2 men arrested for knife-related robberies in Lower Paxton
By: Marc Stempka LOWER PAXTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Two men from western Pennsylvania have been arrested for knife-related crimes in Dauphin County. Lower Paxton Township police said Wednesday officers arrested Rafael Ivan Picado, 33, and Zachary Keaton Stroud, 27, both of Indiana, Pennsylvania, for the incidents that occurred Oct. ...
22, Oct 2014 - Suspected serial killer due in Indiana court today
A suspect in the killings of seven women in Indiana makes his first court appearance Wednesday morning as authorities look into the possibility that he killed in Illinois or other states.
22, Oct 2014 - Floyd, IN 3rd person sentenced for deadly New Albany fire
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for being the driver when a passenger fired a flare that started a southern Indiana house fire in which three young siblings died.
22, Oct 2014 - Man suspected of killing 7 refuses to answer judge
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana refused to respond to the judge during his initial court appearance Wednesday, prompting her to postpone it and to warn him he'd spend "the rest of his life" in jail unless he cooperates.
22, Oct 2014 - Indianapolis, IN Indiana attorney general challenges judge’s ruling
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The state is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that a statute governing the election of Marion County judges is unconstitutional.
22, Oct 2014 - Elkhart, IN Teens appeal murder convictions
ELKHART - Three Elkhart teenagers sentenced to decades in prison for the 2012 shooting death of a friend during an attempted break-in have asked the Indiana Supreme Court to review their convictions.
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