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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20, Dec 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, Dec 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, Dec 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, Dec 2014 - SD lawyer works to let undocumented youth stay
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A Sioux Falls immigration lawyer is working to help 52 unaccompanied children apply to stay in the country after they entered without documentation. Taneeza Islam wants the children who are taking refuge in South Dakota to be prepared legally before a judge decides ...
20, Dec 2014 - Day, SD SD man gets 14 months in shotgun threatening case
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for pointing a sawed-off shotgun at his brother and threating to shoot him.
19, Dec 2014 - Robber sentenced to prison
A 36-year-old Rapid City, South Dakota, man will serve five to eight years in prison on charges associated with the robbery of a Melbeta store this summer.
19, Dec 2014 - Deadwood gaming operators applaud high court decision
DEADWOOD | Gaming operators in this Northern Hills community were applauding the South Dakota Supreme Court Thursday following its ruling that free play in casinos should not be subject to state taxation.
19, Dec 2014 - New Judicial Appointment
The South Dakota Supreme Court has appointed Bernie Schuchmann as a full-time magistrate judge for the Seventh Judicial Circuit. Schuchmann is an adjunct professor at Black Hills State University and previously served as Lawrence County's chief public defender.
19, Dec 2014 - Supreme Court: Casino free play not taxable
DEADWOOD — Deadwood casinos scored a victory Wednesday when the South Dakota Supreme Court agreed that free promotional play credits is not taxable play.
19, Dec 2014 - SD Supreme Court backs lower court in abuse case
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A man convicted of abuse for driving 112 mph while intoxicated with three children in his vehicle has been unsuccessful in arguing to the South Dakota Supreme Court that the state
19, Dec 2014 - Butte, SD Missing South Dakota prison inmate back in custody
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A missing state prison inmate is back in custody in South Dakota.
19, Dec 2014 - Blog: Rebels secure nice victory away from home, 75-61 against South Dakota
Pat McCaw swarmed everywhere around the court, Rashad Vaughn led the team with 18 points and Chris Wood weathered first-half foul trouble to finish strong as the Rebels secured a solid 75-61 victory tonight against South Dakota at the Sanford Pentagon.
19, Dec 2014 - South Dakota Supreme Court Upholds Ruling on Methamphetamine Case
The South Dakota Supreme Court upheld a lower court's ruling Thursday over a methamphetamine case.
19, Dec 2014 - Reforming juvenile justice will cost more than expected
PIERRE | Keeping more South Dakota juvenile offenders out of institutions, and getting them help rather than jailing them, will cost far more than originally thought.
18, Dec 2014 - SD Supreme Court says RV seizure in meth case OK
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A man imprisoned for distributing methamphetamine from his recreational vehicle has been unsuccessful in arguing to the South Dakota Supreme Court that the state's seizure of the v
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