Courts in Montana
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Montana's Municipal Courts only handle traffic and parking issues. Montana's Justice Courts and City Courts also handle traffic issues, and share jurisdiction over cases related to torts, contracts, and real property - Justice Courts also handle small claims cases. Montana has Water Courts that adjudicate water rights disputes, and Workers Compensation Courts, which exclusively handle Workers Compensation issues. Montana's District Courts a wide variety of claims including those relating to torts, contracts, real property, mental health, estates, domestic relations, and juvenile issues, as well as criminal cases and other civil cases. The Montana Supreme Court hears all types of appeals, including those in civil, criminal, and administrative cases.

To obtain copies of Montana court records for a District Court case, contact the Clerk of Courts for the court where the case took place. To obtain copies of Montana court documents in a Justice, Municipal, or City court case, contact the office of the judge who handled the case. A directory of Montana courts can be found at http://courts.mt.gov/locator/default.mcpx. Some information regarding Workers Compensation Court cases can be found on the courts website at http://wcc.dli.mt.gov/.
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30, Jan 2015 - Missoula, MT Lawmakers Consider Deleting Law Banning Gay Marriage
HELENA — On the heels of a district judge’s ruling against the law, legislators considered on Friday whether to strike a voter-enacted ban on gay marriage from the Montana Constitution.
30, Jan 2015 - Ravalli, MT Montana man sentenced to 200 years for impregnating 11-year-old
HAMILTON, Mont. — A Montana man has been sentenced to 200 years in prison for impregnating an 11-year-old and molesting the victim’s younger sister. According to the Missoulian, Ravalli County District Judge Jeffrey Langton said Mikeal Shane Pruett, 55, had a long history of predatory type sexual conduct toward young females. Pruett was reportedly arrested after the […]
30, Jan 2015 - Ravalli, MT Big turnout at legislative mental health hearing says put money into local programs
Annette Russ told a legislative budget panel Thursday that when her son was released from Montana State Prison recently, he had a 10-day furlough and no medication for his schizophrenia -- and…
30, Jan 2015 - Judith Basin, MT Man serving life sentence in Montana charged with Virginia bombings
BILLINGS - A man serving a life sentence in Montana for attempted murder has been charged in Virginia with bombing the homes of a police detective and ex-fiance.
30, Jan 2015 - Court Help Program seeks permanent funding
In part of his fourth State of the Judiciary speech held earlier this month, Montana Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike McGrath advocated for retaining the statewide Court Help Program, which provides assistance to thousands of people navigating their way through the legal process in civil matters.
30, Jan 2015 - Judith Basin, MT Man serving life sentence in MT indicted in VA bombings
BILLINGS -- A man serving a life sentence in Montana for attempted murder has been charged in Virginia with bombing the homes of a police detective, a sheriff's deputy, and a woman.
30, Jan 2015 - Lewis And Clark, MT Helena man gets 20 years for sexually assaulting two minors
A 38-year-old Helena man on Thursday was sentenced to the Montana State Prison for 40 years with 20 years suspended on each of two separate charges of sexually assaulting two minor girls.
30, Jan 2015 - Hill, MT Gangster wannabe who nicknamed himself after Scarface character jailed for campaign of abuse agains
A stalker who dubbed himself 'Gary Montana' after Al Pacino's Scarface character Tony has been jailed for a campaign of abuse against two women. Thug Gary Hill, 31, acted like the movie villain as he tried to control and manipulate Lori Brown and Laura King.
30, Jan 2015 - Glacier, MT Montana bride Jordan Graham gets 30 years for pushing husband off cliff
A US bride who shoved her husband off a cliff at Glacier National Park was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Thursday after a federal judge denied her request to withdraw her guilty plea to a charge of second-degree murder.        
30, Jan 2015 - Gallatin, MT Teen transient could face 100 years for raping unconscious woman
A 19-year-old Helena transient could face 100 years at the Montana State Prison after pleading guilty Thursday to raping a woman while she was unconscious last year.
30, Jan 2015 - Ravalli, MT Testimony to panel focuses on local mental health facilities
HELENA – Annette Russ told a legislative budget panel Thursday that when her son was released from Montana State Prison recently, he had a 10-day furlough and no medication for his schizophren…
29, Jan 2015 - Ravalli, MT Montana Man Sentenced To 200 Years For Impregnating 11-Year-Old Granddaughter
A Montana man was sentenced to 200 years in prison for impregnating his 11-year-old granddaughter and sexually abusing her little sister. Although he was a previously convicted sex offender, authorities confirmed 55-year-old Makeal Shane Pruett was the legal guardian of both girls. In June 2014, the 11-year-old was taken to a medical clinic, as she Montana Man Sentenced To 200 Years For ...
29, Jan 2015 - Ravalli, MT Montana man sentenced to 200 years for impregnating his 11-year-old granddaughter
WARNING: Some content of this story may be disturbing to some. HAMILTON, Mont. — A Montana man has been sentenced to 200 years in prison for impregnating his 11-year-old granddaughter, the Missoulian reported. Ravalli County District Judge Jeffrey Langton said Mikeal Shane Pruett had a long history of predatory type sexual conduct toward young females. Pruett was arrested […]
29, Jan 2015 - Judith Basin, MT Stewart, serving life sentence in Montana, charged with Virginia bombings
BILLINGS -- Laurence Alan Stewart II, who is serving a life sentence in Montana for attempted murder, has been charged in Virginia with bombing the homes of a police detective and ex-fiance.
29, Jan 2015 - 14-year-old Montana boy charged with attacking teacher
A 14-year-old Great Falls boy believed to have attacked a teacher at North Middle School faces a Youth Court charge of attempted kidnapping.
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