§ 19-3-1 Means of testimony enumerated
§ 19-3-2 Affidavit defined
§ 19-3-3 Deposition defined
§ 19-3-4 Oral examination defined
§ 19-3-7 Interpreter for witness unable to communicate in English–Compensation
§ 19-3-10 Interpreters for deaf and mute persons–Proceedings for which required
§ 19-3-10.1 Sign language interpreters and relay service operators prohibited from divulginginformation–Misdemeanor
§ 19-3-12 Appointing authority for interpreters–Fees for services
§ 19-3-14 Inherent judicial power not limited

Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws > Title 19 > Chapter 3 - Methods of Taking Testimony

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Person: includes natural persons, partnerships, associations, cooperative corporations, limited liability companies, and corporations. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • 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