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Legal Statutes: South Dakota

UPDATED May 26, 2017

South Dakota Statutes

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Chapter 10 Protection From Domestic Abuse

back to top25-10-22 Effect of divorce or other civil proceedings prior to criminal proceedings

In any action involving domestic abuse, the court may not:

(1) Dismiss any charge or delay disposition of the domestic abuse action because of the pendency of a divorce or any other civil proceeding, unless agreed to by all parties, including the victim;

(2) Require proof that either party is seeking dissolution of marriage prior to instigation of criminal proceeding.

History: SL 1989, ch 224, § 1.