§ 19-2-3.2 Physician-patient privilege waived in criminal proceeding
§ 19-2-8 Court to advise witnesses as to privileged communications and privilegeagainst 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
§ 19-2-14 Definitions pertaining to journalist and newscaster privilege
§ 19-2-15 Journalist and newscaster privilege
§ 19-2-16 Contempt prohibited for asserting journalist and newscaster privilege
§ 19-2-17 Information to which journalist and newscaster privilege applies
§ 19-2-18 Information obtained in violation of § 19-2-15 inadmissible
§ 19-2-19 Fine or imprisonment prohibited for asserting journalist and newscasterprivilege
§ 19-2-20 Journalist and newscaster privilege applies to supervisors and employers

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.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • 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.
  • written: include typewriting and typewritten, printing and printed, except in the case of signatures, and where the words are used by way of contrast to typewriting and printing. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2