ENTITLED An Act to revise certain provisions regarding appeals by the prosecution.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:
Section 1. That § 23A-32-4 be AMENDED.
23A-32-4. Appeal by prosecution from judgment setting aside verdict, dismissal, arrest of judgment, new trial, or deviation from mandatory sentence.
An appeal by a prosecuting attorney in a criminal case may be taken to the Supreme Court, as a matter of right, from a judgment or order of a circuit court that:
(1) Sets aside a verdict and entering judgment of acquittal;
(2) Sustains a motion to dismiss an indictment or information, as to any one or more counts, or any part thereof, on statutory grounds or otherwise;
(3) Grants a motion for arrest of judgment or a motion for a new trial; or
(4) Finds mitigating circumstances to exist in deviating from the mandatory sentencing provisions of § 22-42-2. However, any appeal does not bar or preclude another prosecution of the defendant for the same offense, unless the dismissal is affirmed by the Supreme Court.
Section 2. That § 23A-32-5 be AMENDED.
23A-32-5. Appeal by prosecution--Suppression order--Dismissal of complaint--Procedure--Double jeopardy.
An appeal by a prosecuting attorney may be taken to the Supreme Court from:
(1) An order of a circuit court or a magistrate suppressing or excluding evidence or requiring the return of seized property in a criminal proceeding;
(2) An order of a circuit court or a magistrate sustaining a motion to dismiss a complaint on statutory grounds or otherwise.
An appeal under this section may not be taken after a defendant has been put in risk of double jeopardy and is not a matter of right but of sound judicial discretion. Appeals from such orders shall be taken in the same manner as intermediate appeals in subdivision § 15-26A-3(6). No appeal taken under this section shall delay any trial unless a stay be granted in the discretion of the Supreme Court.
An Act to revise certain provisions regarding appeals by the prosecution.
I certify that the attached Act originated in the:
Secretary of the Senate
President of the Senate
Secretary of the Senate
Speaker of the House
File No. ____
Chapter No. ______
Received at this Executive Office
this _____ day of _____________,
2021 at ____________M.
for the Governor
The attached Act is hereby
approved this ________ day of
______________, A.D., 2021
Filed ____________, 2021
at _________ o'clock __M.
Secretary of State
Asst. Secretary of State