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
01, Oct 2014 - Minnehaha, SD SD inmate reported missing returns to penitentiary
A state prison inmate reported missing is back in custody in South Dakota.
01, Oct 2014 - Lake, SD Man accused of killing researchers on trial in South Dakota
LAKE ANDES - A South Dakota man accused of driving drunk and killing two federal wildlife researchers more than a year ago is on trial in Charles Mix County.
01, Oct 2014 - Yankton, SD Man sentenced for meth on Yankton reservation
SIOUX FALLS - Authorities say a Wagner man has been sentenced to seven years and three months in prison for methamphetamine trade on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in southeastern South Dakota.
01, Oct 2014 - Roberts happy to be back on home court
Courtney Roberts couldn’t be happier to be back home. After spending the last two seasons at South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D., the 6-foot-1 Crocus Plains graduate has returned to the Wheat City to play with the Brandon University Bobcats women’s volleyball team this
01, Oct 2014 - Lake, SD Man accused of killing researchers on trial in SD
LAKE ANDES, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota man accused of driving drunk and killing two federal wildlife researchers more than a year ago is on trial in Charles Mix County.
01, Oct 2014 - Yankton, SD 72-year-old state prison inmate dies
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A 72-year-old inmate serving a 17-year sentence at the South Dakota State Prison has died following an extended illness.
30, Sep 2014 - System holds off on gay marriage talk
PIERRE (AP) – Officials with the South Dakota Retirement System say they're holding off on discussing the effects of last year's Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage.
30, Sep 2014 - HYTREK: Sioux City district court judge ready to enjoy other things
As a young man, James Scott's mind was often in the clouds. While driving the cultivator on the family farm on the South Dakota side of the Big Sioux River across from Hawarden, Iowa, he dreamed of being a gentleman farmer who explored interests beyond just raising crops.
30, Sep 2014 - Retirement system holding off on gay marriage talk
PIERRE - Officials with the South Dakota Retirement System say they're holding off on discussing the effects of last year's Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage.
30, Sep 2014 - Minnehaha, SD State Prison Inmate Dies
McVay, age 44, was found hanging in his cell in the Jameson Annex to the South Dakota State Penitentiary overnight. Penitentiary staff attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and an ambulance was summoned. McVay was pronounced dead before he could be transported to a local hospital.
30, Sep 2014 - Minnehaha, SD Man charged with killing NFL player Peterson's son released on bond: report
(Reuters) - A South Dakota man charged last year with killing NFL star Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son has been released on $2 million bond, U.S. media reported on Saturday. Joseph Patterson was released from a South Dakota jail on Friday after the bond was posted for him, Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead said, according to the Argus Leader newspaper. His murder trial in the death of ...
30, Sep 2014 - South Dakota judge OKs blood evidence in fatal crash case
PICKSTOWN - A South Dakota judge will allow blood evidence to be part of the case against a driver who authorities say struck and killed two people in 2013.
30, Sep 2014 - Book tells of fights over South Dakota courthouse locations
PIERRE - A former South Dakota judge has written a book about the history and architecture of the state's justice buildings. "County Capitols: The Courthouses of South Dakota" by Arthur Rusch will be released at the South Dakota Festival of Books on Friday in Sioux Falls.
30, Sep 2014 - Oacoma man fined for killing gray wolf in Canada
RAPID CITY - An Oacoma man will pay a $5,000 fine for killing a gray wolf in Canada without a license. The U.S. attorney's office in South Dakota says 35-year-old Anthony Nogy also must pay $750 in restitution and be on probation for a year.
30, Sep 2014 - Codington, SD Woman given life in prison for murder resentenced
WATERTOWN - A South Dakota state prison inmate from Watertown who was given a life sentence when she was a teenager has been resentenced to 40 years in prison.
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