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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23, Apr 2014 - Brule, SD Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery - NBC40.net
(AP Photo/South Dakota Attorney Generals Office). In this September 2013 photo provided by the South Dakota Attorney Generals Office a 1960 Studebaker lies upside-down where it was found by a fisherman in Brule Creek near Alcester, S.D.
23, Apr 2014 - Jackson, SD South Dakota inmate was suspected in disappearance of Vermillion, SD girls
Back in 2004, a South Dakota prison inmate, David Lykken, was named a "person of interest" in the disappearance of Cheryl Miller and Pam Jackson.
23, Apr 2014 - Brule, SD Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery
(AP Photo/South Dakota Attorney Generals Office). In this September 2013 photo provided by the South Dakota Attorney Generals Office a 1960 Studebaker lies upside-down where it was found by a fisherman in Brule Creek near Alcester, S.D.
22, Apr 2014 - SD man sentenced for transporting stolen property
A western South Dakota man has been sentenced to one year in prison for transporting stolen property.
22, Apr 2014 - Rapid City, SD South Dakota jailer set for September trial on rape charge
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota jailer accused of raping a female inmate is scheduled to stand trial in early September. Judge Robert Mandel reserved September 2-4 for the trial of 30-year-old Anthony Peet, of Oral.
22, Apr 2014 - Rapid City, SD Trial set in proposed tribal national park dispute
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A judge has reserved three weeks this summer for trial involving a proposed tribal national park in southwestern South Dakota. The National Park Service and Oglala Sioux are working to create the park. The plan includes the reintroduction of bison to the South ...
22, Apr 2014 - Clay, SD BREAKING: Cold case press conference planned Tuesday
By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley and local law enforcement will hold a news conference Tuesday to discuss the results of forensic testing on skeletal remains recovered from a car discovered in a Union County creek last September. The car, missing since 1971, is the vehicle … Read Article → The post BREAKING: Cold case press conference planned ...
22, Apr 2014 - Rachel Coleman sentenced to 42 years in prison for attack on state trooper
Rachel Lee Coleman learned her fate today. Coleman was sentenced to 42 years behind bars for attacking a South Dakota state trooper with her car in 2012.
22, Apr 2014 - Jackley, others support veteran's memorial cross
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined his counterparts in 18 other states in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that the use of a cross to memorialize veterans does not violate the First Amendment.
22, Apr 2014 - South Dakota man sentenced for transporting stolen property
SPEARFISH -- A western South Dakota man has been sentenced to one year in prison for transporting stolen property. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 38-year-old Brent Hall was also ordered to two years of supervised release.
21, Apr 2014 - James McVay sentenced to death for killing nurse in Obama assassination plot
James McVay pleaded guilty but mentally ill to murder in 2012 in connection with the stabbing death of 75-year-old Maybelle Schein, of South Dakota.
21, Apr 2014 - SD jury sentences man to death in carjack killing - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A man with a history of mental illness was sentenced to death by a jury on Monday for killing a South Dakota hospice nurse as part of a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama.
21, Apr 2014 - Supreme Court Petition To Save The Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Cross Receives Broad Support
SAN DIEGO, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The States of Texas, Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, The American Legion, Veterans with plaques surrounding the Memorial Cross, including Bronze Star Recipient and Retired U.S. Army ...
21, Apr 2014 - Woman gets prison time in drug distribution case
A southeast South Dakota woman has been sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison in a drug distribution and money laundering case.
21, Apr 2014 - Penny postcards bring SD courthouses back to life
South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson is a man who loves antiques.
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