Courts in South Dakota
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South Dakota's state court system is very simple. At its lowest level are its South Dakota Magistrate's Courts, which hear many types of civil cases, small claims cases, and preliminary hearings in misdemeanor cases. The next level of the South Dakota court system are its Circuit Courts, which hear general civil cases, and those relating to domestic relations, juvenile, real property, torts and contracts. South Dakota's only appeals court is the South Dakota Supreme Court. The South Dakota Unified Judicial System's website, http://www.sdjudicial.com/, provides a great deal of information about South Dakota courts. If you're trying to find information about South Dakota court cases, you can order copies of most South Dakota court documents by mail, or in person at a South Dakota Clerk of Courts office. There is a small charge to run a name search. Information regarding someone's criminal history in South Dakota can also be obtained. See http://www.sdjudicial.com/courtinfo/cricivrecords.aspx for more information. If you're considering representing yourself in a South Dakota court case, there is a 'Guide for Representing Yourself' on the website.
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South Dakota Court News
22, Nov 2014 - Berget slated for May execution in guard killing
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The second of two men who killed a South Dakota prison guard is scheduled to die by lethal injection in May, though it could be delayed with an appeal.
22, Nov 2014 - Roberts, SD Wisconsin man sentenced to more than 5 years in prison on federal sex trafficking charge in SD
PIERRE, S.D. — A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison on a federal sex trafficking charge in South Dakota. Thirty-four-year-old Thomas Roberts was accused of bringing a woman from Milwaukee to Sioux Falls a year ago for the purpose of prostitution.
22, Nov 2014 - Roberts, SD Man sentenced on federal sex trafficking charge
A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison on a federal sex trafficking charge in South Dakota.
22, Nov 2014 - Butte, SD SD man gets 11 years in years-old sex abuse case
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man has been sentence to 11 years in prison in a nearly two-decade old child sexual abuse case.
22, Nov 2014 - Yankton, SD List of recorded 18 executions in South Dakota
The 18 recorded executions in South Dakota since it was part of Dakota Territory:
22, Nov 2014 - Roberts, SD Wisconsin Man Charged with Sex Trafficking in South Dakota
A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison on a federal sex trafficking charge here in South Dakota.
20, Nov 2014 - SD judge limits suspect in death of Peterson's son
A judge has ordered that a man charged in the killing of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota last fall must have no unsupervised contact with children and no contact with...
20, Nov 2014 - South Dakota judge adds bond conditions for man charged in death of Adrian Peterson's son
A judge has ordered that a man charged in the killing of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota last fall must have no unsupervised contact with children and no contact with the victim's family.
20, Nov 2014 - South Dakota Judge Limits Suspect in Death of Adrian Peterson's Son
A judge has ordered that a man charged in the killing of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota last fall must have no unsupervised contact with children and no contact with the victim's family...
20, Nov 2014 - Judge limits suspect in death of Adrian Peterson's son
A judge has ordered that a man charged in the killing of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota last fall must have no unsupervised contact with children and no contact with the victim's family.
20, Nov 2014 - Butte, SD Man Sentenced for Child Abuse, 18 Years Later
A South Dakota man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison in a nearly two-decade-old child sexual abuse case.
20, Nov 2014 - State highlights: Calif. ballot measure updates; Va. prison health care budget shortfall
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20, Nov 2014 - Judge Limits Suspect in Death of Peterson's Son
South Dakota judge adds bond conditions for man charged in death of Adrian Peterson's son
20, Nov 2014 - Judge rejects motion to dismiss gay marriage case
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday allowed a lawsuit challenging South Dakota's ban on gay marriage to move forward, rejecting the state's request to dismiss the case.
20, Nov 2014 - Federal judge in South Dakota rejects motion to dismiss case challenging same-sex marriage ban
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Federal judge in South Dakota rejects motion to dismiss case challenging same-sex marriage ban.
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