For Arrestees

Important resources for anyone who was arrested at Standing Rock

For the latest updates and news please visit our Arrestee Updates page.

You can also get updates on our Facebook page or our Twitter feed.

Look up information about your case

Use the North Dakota Courts Records Inquiry to look up important information about your case like court calendars and case records (click on the “Select a Location” menu, then click on “Morton County,” then select “Criminal/Traffic.” Enter your name on the page that comes up to find your case).

If you need a lawyer and cannot afford one

If you need a lawyer but can’t afford to pay, you are entitled to a public defender. To apply for a public defender, click here to to get a Public Defender Application Form.

Once you have filled out and signed your form, you can either scan it and email it to the Morton County Clerk at [email protected], or mail it to:

Clerk of Court
210 2nd Ave NW
Mandan, ND 58554

Don’t be intimidated by the application! Get tips on filling it out here..

Do you need help making it to court?

Fill out this form to apply to Freshet Collective for assistance with travel, housing, or other logistical needs.

Sign up to get arrestee info by email

If you have been arrested, you will need to stay up-to-date about your court dates and other important information about your case. One way to do that is by joining the arrestee announcement email list; just email [email protected] to join.

If you have been contacted about a grand jury

WPLC confirms that a federal grand jury was convened in North Dakota in relation to Water Protectors. Grand juries have historically been used to target resistance movements and create political prisoners.

Please contact us at (701) 566-9108 if you have been contacted by federal authorities or have been served with a subpoena related to Water Protector activities. We have experienced lawyers who can assist you at no cost to you.

For more information, visit our Grand Jury Resistance page.