Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws 34-20B-45

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Person: any corporation, association, limited liability company, partnership or one or more individuals. See South Dakota Codified Laws 34-20B-1
Any person who violates any of §§ 34-20B-42 to 34-20B-44, inclusive, is punishable by a civil fine of not more than ten thousand dollars. In addition, if the violation is prosecuted by an information or indictment which alleges that the violation was committed knowingly and the trier of fact specifically finds that the violation was committed knowingly such person is guilty of a Class 5 felony.