§ 19-5-1 Fees and mileage payments of witnesses
§ 19-5-2 Public officers and employees not entitled to fees when testifying for state orsubdivision–Mileage payable
§ 19-5-3 Witness immune from service of summons while outside county of residence undersubpoena
§ 19-5-4 Requiring attendance of witness for deposition to be used in another jurisdiction
§ 19-5-5 Prisoner produced for oral examination in county
§ 19-5-6 Prisoners outside county to be examined by deposition–Facilities for takingdeposition
§ 19-5-7 Disobedience of subpoena or refusal to testify as contempt
§ 19-5-8 Attachment issued on disobedience of subpoena by witness
§ 19-5-9 Seal and contents of attachment and commitment order for witness–Direction andexecution of order
§ 19-5-10 Amount of undertaking for appearance by witness endorsed on attachment
§ 19-5-11 Show cause order when witness not personally served
§ 19-5-12 Punishment for contempt by witness
§ 19-5-13 Application for discharge of imprisoned witness
§ 19-5-14 Civil liability of witness for failure to attend or give testimony

Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws > Title 19 > Chapter 5 - Subpoena and Attendance of Witnesses

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Person: includes natural persons, partnerships, associations, cooperative corporations, limited liability companies, and corporations. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Seal: includes an impression of the seal upon the paper alone, as well as upon wax or a wafer affixed to the paper, and also the word "seal" written or printed on such paper. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.