§ 19-2-3.2 Physician-patient privilege waived in criminal proceeding
§ 19-2-8 Court to advise witnesses as to privileged communications and privilege against self-incrimination
§ 19-2-9 Protection of privileges of persons not present
§ 19-2-11 Self-incrimination provisions not applicable to perjury prosecutions
§ 19-2-12 No physician-patient privilege if death or substantial bodily harm likely
§ 19-2-13 Medical privacy

Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws > Title 19 > Chapter 2

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Person: includes natural persons, partnerships, associations, cooperative corporations, limited liability companies, and corporations. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • State: the State of South Dakota. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Testify: every mode of oral statement under oath or affirmation. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.