Courts in South Carolina
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The state court system in South Carolina includes a Probate Court and Municipal Court, as well as a Family Court and South Carolina Magistrate's Court. South Carolina's main trial courts are its Civil Courts, which hear many types of cases including those relating to torts, real property disputes, misdemeanors, felonies. If you're appealing a criminal or civil decision in a lower court in South Carolina, this will also be heard in its Circuit Courts. South Carolina's Court of Appeals hears appeals of Circuit Court decisions, and the South Carolina Supreme Court is the state's 'court of last resort.' Many South Carolina counties provide online access to South Carolina court records through their Public Access databases. A list of participating counties and their databases can be found on the South Carolina Judicial Department's website at http://www.judicial.state.sc.us/caseSearch/. If you're trying to pay a traffic ticket in South Carolina, you can also do that on this website. If you're seeking copies of South Carolina court documents, you should contact the Clerk of Court's in the appropriate county. A list of South Carolina Clerk of Courts contact information can be found at http://www.judicial.state.sc.us/clerksCourt/alphaList.cfm.
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12, Oct 2014 - South Carolina can keep redrawn districts, Supreme Court says
The Court rejected an appeal from black voters to re-examine the new congressional district lines
12, Oct 2014 - Charleston, SC Woman in court in international child abduction
CHARLESTON, South Carolina (AP) A woman accused of abducting her infant daughter from South Carolina 20 years ago is making her first appearance in federal court after being extradited from Australia.U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles...
12, Oct 2014 - CHILD PORN INVESTIGATION
STAFF REPORTS A 38-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Anderson to 78 months in prison for possession of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office for the District of South Carolina. read more
12, Oct 2014 - Orangeburg, SC Suspended SC speaker being released on charges
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Suspended South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell was released on bond Monday, facing misdemeanor charges that he misused his office for personal gain and lied to law enforcement about his campaign expenses. The powerful Charleston Republican appeared in court in Columbia, where Circuit Judge ...
12, Oct 2014 - Richland, SC Dashboard video shows shooting of unarmed driver
In this Sept. 20014 photo released by the South Carolina State Police, State trooper Sean Groubert poses for a booking photo. Groubert, 31, was charged Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
12, Oct 2014 - Democrats praise Republican judge on gay marriage move
In South Carolina, probate judges hold a unique political place: They're the state's only judges directly elected by voters.
11, Oct 2014 - Charleston, SC SC convict launches bid to allow inmates Facebook
A South Carolina man serving a 30-year prison sentence for manslaughter wants inmates to have access to Facebook and other social media sites.
11, Oct 2014 - South Carolina man gets life in prison for North Carolina assault
CARTHAGE - A South Carolina man will spend the rest of his life in prison after a Moore County jury convicted him of attacking a woman with a knife near Aberdeen last summer.
11, Oct 2014 - Charleston, SC Disturbing new details emerge in case of father accused of killing 5 kids
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP/PIX11) — Prison documents and a family member say a South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama was an ex-convict who went on a crime spree in 2001 in Illinois. According to Michael Combs, chief of the criminal division of the McHenry County, Illinois, State’s […]
11, Oct 2014 - Dad arrested for death of his 5 children is ex-con
The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama was an ex-convict who went on a crime spree more than a decade ago in Illinois, prison documents and a family member confirmed Thursday.
11, Oct 2014 - SC dad accused in 5 deaths was ex-con
The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama was an ex-convict who went on a crime spree more than a decade ago in Illinois, prison documents and a family member confirmed Thursday. Timothy Jones, 32, was arrested on a cocaine possession charge March 30, 2001, in Carpentersville, Illinois. Six months later, he was arrested for a crime spree that ...
11, Oct 2014 - South Carolina father, jailed in kids' deaths, in 'mental disarray': lawyer
By Colleen Jenkins (Reuters) - A father who is accused of killing his five children in South Carolina and dumping their bodies in rural Alabama is scared and remorseful, and his family fears he suffers from an untreated mental illness, an attorney said on Friday. Timothy Ray Jones Jr., 32, was arrested on murder charges on Thursday after police said they had evidence the divorced father with a ...
11, Oct 2014 - South Carolina Dad Accused in 5 Children's Deaths was Ex-Con
By John O'Conner and Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama was an ex-convict who went on a crime spree more than a decade ago in Illinois, prison documents and a family member confirmed Thursday. ...
11, Oct 2014 - CORRECTS: Judge in South Carolina accepts same-sex couple's application for marriage license
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11, Oct 2014 - Marriage Equality: What’s Going On in South Carolina
South Carolina's had a bit of a bumpy road to marriage equality this last week too. As one of the states affected by but not directly part of the Supreme Court's non-decision decision, there are still some legal hurdles to work through. Here's what happened yesterday.
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