Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws > Title 22 > Chapter 42A
- Circumstantial evidence: All evidence except eyewitness testimony.
- 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.
- Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
- Person: any natural person, unborn child, association, limited liability company, corporation, firm, organization, partnership, or society. See South Dakota Codified Laws 22-1-2
- Process: any writ, warrant, summons, or order issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See South Dakota Codified Laws 22-1-2
- 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