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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25, Jul 2014 - Union, SD Nebraska man who killed South Dakota farmer dies
SIOUX FALLS | A prison inmate who beat a South Dakota farmer to death after meeting the man at an adult book store in Sioux City, Iowa, has died.
25, Jul 2014 - Man sentenced for heroin possession
A 21-year-old South Dakota man was sentenced Thursday in District Court for a charge stemming from his possession of heroin in November 2013 in Albany County.
25, Jul 2014 - Brule, SD South Dakota woman sentenced to 130 years in boys death
A 23-year-old Gann Valley woman has been sentenced to 130 years in prison for beating to death a 4-year-old boy because he wet his pants.
24, Jul 2014 - Collector insists he, not US museum, rightfully owns guitar Elvis smashed during final tour
An acoustic guitar Elvis Presley smashed during his final tour has sparked a custody fight between the South Dakota museum that currently displays it and a collector who insists the instrument never should have ended up there. Now a federal judge must sort out whether blues guitarist Robert A. Johnson even technically owned the broken instrument last year when he donated it to the National Music ...
24, Jul 2014 - Collector insists he, not SD museum, rightfully owns guitar Elvis smashed during final tour
An acoustic guitar Elvis Presley smashed during his final tour has sparked a custody fight between the South Dakota museum that currently displays it and a collector who insists the instrument never should have ended up there. Now a federal judge must sort out whether blues guitarist Robert A. Johnson even technically owned the broken instrument last year when he donated it to the National Music ...
24, Jul 2014 - Turner, SD Man's conviction for killing his infant son upheld
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A Scotland man's conviction for killing his infant son has been upheld. The South Dakota Supreme Court Thursday affirmed the 2011 second-degree murder and aggravated assault verdict in Turner County against Chris Miller, who's serving life in prison for it.
24, Jul 2014 - Pierre, SD Former candidate in court for election law charges
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - An independent candidate for U.S. Senate in South Dakota who failed to make the November ballot has made an initial court appearance in Pierre.
24, Jul 2014 - Butte, SD State Prison Inmate Dies in Sioux Falls
A South Dakota state prison inmate has died.
24, Jul 2014 - US museum, collector dispute Elvis’ broken guitar
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota (AP) — An acoustic guitar Elvis Presley smashed during his final tour has sparked a custody fight between the South Dakota museum that currently displays it and a collector who insists the instrument never should have ended up there. Now a federal judge must sort out whether blues guitarist Robert A. […]
24, Jul 2014 - Hill City man sentenced for meth
A Hill City man has been sentenced to 100 months in federal custody for supplying and transporting methamphetamine in South Dakota.
24, Jul 2014 - Pierre, SD An Independent Candidate for U.S. Senate in South Dakota
An independent candidate for U.S. Senate in South Dakota who failed to make the November ballot has made an initial court appearance in Pierre.
24, Jul 2014 - Pierre, SD Walker in court on perjury, documents charges
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Former U.S. Senate candidate Clayton Walker, who failed to make the November ballot in South Dakota, made an initial court appearance Monday on charges of perjury and filing false
24, Jul 2014 - Turner, SD Florida Men Sentenced for Tax Fraud and Connected to USD Athletes
Two Florida men have been sentenced to federal prison for participating in a scheme in which former University of South Dakota athletes and others used stolen identities to fraudulently collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax refunds.
23, Jul 2014 - 10 states join Indiana in same-sex marriage appeal
(July 23, 2014) – Ten other states have joined in Indiana’s appeal of a federal ruling that declared the state’s law banning same-sex marriage unconstitutional. The attorneys general of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah argue that it’s not the role of the judicial branch to determine if […]
23, Jul 2014 - Sioux Falls, SD Court: No new trial in adult stores rape case
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court on Thursday ruled there should not be another trial in the case of alleged sexual harassment filed against the former owner of two adult stores
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