Selected State Statutes: South Dakota
25-10-22 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.
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