Courts in North Dakota
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If you're facing a DWI or DUI charge in North Dakota, your case will be heard in a North Dakota Municipal Court. North Dakota's District Courts handle all civil, domestic violence, and juvenile cases in, and cases involving traffic violations. North Dakota has a Temporary Court of Appeals that hears civil, criminal, and administrative agency appeals, and the state's 'court of last resort' is the North Dakota Supreme Court, which hears appeals from the Temporary Court of Appeals. If you're trying to find out if someone has a criminal record in North Dakota, many North Dakota court records for its District Courts are available online at http://www.ndcourts.gov/publicsearch/counties.aspx. However, some counties don't participate in this online database. If you're seeking records that aren't available online, you will need to contact the Clerk of Courts in that county to obtain copy of North Dakota court documents. A list of the participating North Dakota counties can be found at the above link. For further information regarding the availability of North Dakota public records, see the North Dakota 'Public Access to Court Records' guide at http://www.ndcourts.gov/publicsearch/counties.aspx.
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01, Sep 2014 - ND Asks Federal Court To Throw-out Same Sex Marriage Ban Suits
North Dakota's attorney general is asking the federal court to throw-out two lawsuits challenging the state's gay marriage ban. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem filed his response in federal court today. 
31, Aug 2014 - Cass, ND ND judge rejects appeal in murder-for-hire case
A judge has rejected an appeal by an Oklahoma man convicted for hiring a hit man to kill his son-in-law in North Dakota.
31, Aug 2014 - Texas man charged after ND airport laptop incident
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A Texas man was being held in a North Dakota jail Friday after authorities said he ran from a Williston airport security checkpoint when federal agents tried to search his laptop, an incident that closed the facility for several hours. According to a police affidavit, Transportation Security Administration employees were investigating Pyron's duct-taped laptop Thursday ...
31, Aug 2014 - Wisconsin man ordered to pay restitution to child porn victim in North Dakota
He’s the first person in North Dakota ordered to pay under a recent Supreme Court decision.
31, Aug 2014 - Jury deliberating in ND crew camp killing; trial in Grand Forks
Jury deliberations are underway in the trial of a Michigan man accused of fatally stabbing his friend at an oil field crew camp in North Dakota.
31, Aug 2014 - Federal Court Upholds Ten Commandments Monument as Being Historical, Not Religious Display
FARGO, N.D. – A Ten Commandments monument in North Dakota does not violate the U.S. Constitution’s Establishment Clause as it serves more as a historical display than a religious one, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this past week. The monument had been donated over 50 years ago by the Fraternal Order of Eagles […]
30, Aug 2014 - Jury deliberating in ND crew camp killing
Jury deliberations are underway in the trial of a Michigan man accused of fatally stabbing his friend at an oil field crew camp in North Dakota
30, Aug 2014 - Fugitive seized in Breckenridge
Michael Jason Engst, 36, a fugitive from the North Dakota State Prison in Bismarck escaped Wednesday evening and area law enforcement officials took him into custody without incident in the 400 block of Ninth Street South, Breckenridge, Minnesota.
30, Aug 2014 - Cass, ND Attorney: Kirkpatrick would have been bad witness
The former attorney for an Oklahoma man convicted of hiring a hit man to kill his son-in-law in North Dakota said he didn't want his client on the stand during the 2011 trial because he thought he would talk too much, citing the man's testimony Thursday in which he mentioned the Super Bowl, Colin Powell, the Middle East and TV lawyer Perry Mason.
30, Aug 2014 - Man ordered to pay back victim in child pornography case
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- A judge says a Wisconsin man convicted in a child pornography case in North Dakota must pay $3,250 to one of the victims.
29, Aug 2014 - North Dakota Judge Brad Cruff Selected as CSG Toll Fellow
Judge Brad Cruff of the Southeast District Court in North Dakota is one of 48 state leaders from across the country selected as a Council of State Governments' Henry Toll Fellow for the Class of 2014.
29, Aug 2014 - Last of 15 defendants sentenced to 20 years in nationwide synthetic drug case
A Texas man accused of selling synthetic drugs to customers in every state and distributing the chemicals that resulted in the overdose deaths of two teens in the Grand Forks, North Dakota, area was sentenced Thursday to more than 20 years in prison.
29, Aug 2014 - Correction: Synthetic Drug Overdoses story
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — In a story Aug. 28 about the sentencing of a man in a North Dakota drug case, The Associated Press incorrectly quoted Debbie Bjerk, whose son Christian Bjerk died after ingesting a synthetic drug. She said, "There are no human words I can say today that can convey the magnitude of our loss," not "There are no healing words I can say today that can convey the magnitude of our ...
29, Aug 2014 - Correction: Synthetic Drug Overdoses story - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - In a story Aug. 28 about the sentencing of a man in a North Dakota drug case, The Associated Press incorrectly quoted Debbie Bjerk, whose son Christian Bjerk died after ingesting a synthetic drug.
29, Aug 2014 - Man ordered to pay back victim in child porn case
A judge says a Wisconsin man convicted in a child pornography case in North Dakota must pay $3,250 to one of the victims.
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