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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28, Aug 2014 - Hand, SD South Dakota man sentenced for scissor attack in North Dakota
WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) - A South Dakota man has been sentenced to six years in prison for attacking a female store clerk with a pair of scissors in the southeastern North Dakota city of Wahpeton.
28, Aug 2014 - Hand, SD SD man sentenced for scissor attack in ND
A South Dakota man has been sentenced to six years in prison for attacking a female store clerk with a pair of scissors in the southeastern North Dakota city of Wahpeton.
27, Aug 2014 - SD high court strikes down forced DUI blood tests
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota law that allowed blood to be drawn from suspected drunk drivers without their permission or a warrant is unconstitutional, the state Supreme Court found in a ru
27, Aug 2014 - SD Libertarians seek to stop ballot printing
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Libertarian Party is asking a federal judge to stop Secretary of State Jason Gant from printing November general election ballots without the name of the party's candidate for the Public Utilities Commission.
27, Aug 2014 - Walworth, SD Former prosecutor now facing federal sex charges - KSFY News - Sioux Falls, SD News, Weather, Sport
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A former South Dakota county prosecutor accused of raping a boy has now been charged in federal court. Former Walworth County State's Attorney Christopher Jansen was charged earlier in state court with three counts of rape involving a child younger than 13 in Hughes County.
27, Aug 2014 - Juvenile Murder Trial to Begin in Sept.
A South Dakota judge set some ground rules as to what evidence will be allowed in an upcoming murder trial.
27, Aug 2014 - Day, SD Clarion County man admits to taking girl, 12, to South Dakota for sex
A Clarion County man admitted in federal court on Tuesday in Pittsburgh that he took a 13-year-old girl to South Dakota in 2013 to have ...
27, Aug 2014 - Walworth County, SD Ex-South Dakota prosecutor pleads not guilty to child rape charg - KSFY News - Sioux Falls, SD News
PIERRE -- A former South Dakota county prosecutor has pleaded not guilty to child rape charges. Former Walworth County State's Attorney Christopher Jansen on Tuesday entered his plea at the federal court in Pierre.
27, Aug 2014 - South Dakota's Implied Consent Law for Drunken Driving Rule Unconstitutional
The South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that the state's implied consent law for drunken driving enforcement is unconstitutional.
26, Aug 2014 - Minnehaha, SD South Dakota law gives offenders lesser punishment
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Drug addicts, thieves and repeat drunken drivers don't go to prison in South Dakota anymore. Instead, they go to the county jail, and then go on probation. Some go straight to treatment, spend time in drug or courts for driving under the ...
26, Aug 2014 - South Dakota DUI implied consent law ruled unconstitutional
PIERRE - The South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that the state's implied consent law for drunken driving enforcement is unconstitutional. The 2006 law allows for blood to be drawn from suspected drunk drivers even without their permission or a warrant.
26, Aug 2014 - SD DUI implied consent law ruled unconstitutional
The South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that the state's implied consent law for drunken driving enforcement is unconstitutional.
25, Aug 2014 - SD man sentenced over worker lead poisoning
A South Dakota man has been fined $3,000 and ordered to attend a class on worker safety standards after five workers he was supervising inhaled lead while working in Idaho.
25, Aug 2014 - Judge rules in favor of Myers for ballot change - KSFY News - Sioux Falls, SD News, Weather, Sports
A federal judge ruled Monday that South Dakota independent gubernatorial candidate Michael Myers can change his running mate on the November ballot. Myers original pick for lieutenant governor withdrew from the race, citing family health issues.
25, Aug 2014 - Fed comments accepted in Indian child welfare case - KSFY News - Sioux Falls, SD News, Weather, Spo
RAPID CITY - A federal judge is allowing the U.S. Justice Department to weigh in on a lawsuit over South Dakota's handling of foster care for American Indian children.
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