Courts in South Carolina
Court Records, Directory And News in SC
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 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
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27, Mar 2015 - Fugitive mum caught in Australia jailed
A South Carolina judge has sentenced fugitive mother Dorothy Barnett, who kidnapped her baby daughter two decades ago and lived a secret life in Australia, to 21 months' jail.
27, Mar 2015 - Charleston, SC Rosen Hagood Attorney to Receive 2015 Platinum Compleat Lawyer Award
Alice Paylor selected to receive award from the University of South Carolina School of Law. (PRWeb March 10, 2015) Read the full story at
27, Mar 2015 - Spartanburg, SC Court: Company must pay SC $136 million over drug marketing
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary should pay the state $136 million over deceptive drug marketing of an anti-psychotic drug, South Carolina's highest court ruled this week, upholding penalties against the company but reducing the amount. The decision by the state Supreme Court more than halved the ...
27, Mar 2015 - S.C. religious freedom law inspired by Supreme Court’s peyote ruling
South Carolina wasn’t the first state to pass a religious freedom law, but it can trace its inspiration to Navajos being persecuted in Oregon for using peyote as a sacramental drug.
27, Mar 2015 - South Carolina holds off Missouri 63-54 at SEC tournament
South Carolina coach Frank Martin thinks his Gamecocks are finally in a good place mentally, and the results are showing on the court. Sindarius Thornwell scored 18 points and tied his career-high with four 3-pointers as South Carolina held off Missouri 63-54 Wednesday night in the Southeastern Conference tournament. The 11th-seeded Gamecocks (16-15) now have won three of their last four, and ...
27, Mar 2015 - Camden, SC Ex-golf club owner ordered to pay $341,201
The former owner of Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club has been ordered by a South Carolina judge to pay $341,201 to settle a lawsuit brought by a group of investors who put money into the private club to keep it afloat. Judge Frank Addy ruled Tuesday that the court found there had been negligent misrepresentation by Mike Hooker and he must pay the group of 26 plaintiffs after “knowing the ...
27, Mar 2015 - UPDATE: Officials File Motion to Move Rocco Zuccaro to South Carolina Facility
A Brooke County circuit judge has ordered Rocco Zuccaro to go back to Sharpe Hospital for a three month stay with leg shackles on at all times.
27, Mar 2015 - UPDATE: Psychiatric Hospital Escapee Will Go to Out-of-State Facility
A judge ruled late Friday that Rocco Zuccaro will go to a facility in South Carolina.
27, Mar 2015 - Episcopal Church Takes Fight With Breakaway Diocese Over $500M Property to SC Supreme Court
The Episcopal Church and its allies in South Carolina have filed an appeal with the state's highest court in its legal battle over a breakaway diocese's $500 million property.
27, Mar 2015 - Bernstein Liebhard Lawyers React to Case Documents Released in Federal Lipitor Litigation
Court records updated on March 16, 2015 reflect the filing of nearly 2,100 Lipitor lawsuits in the U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, where Bernstein Liebhard LLP is representing clients. (PRWeb March 22, 2015) Read the full story at
27, Mar 2015 - SC prisons spending more to protect you while FCC blocks cheaper option
South Carolina taxpayers recently spent almost $237,000 to build two new guard towers at Lee Correctional in Bishopville, not just to prevent inmates from getting out but also to keep contraband like drugs and cell phones from getting in. Prison officials say people throw contraband over the fences to inmates inside.The prison also has a camera network, including new thermal cameras to spot ...
27, Mar 2015 - Ruling in SC Episcopal fight appealed to state Supreme Court
A state judge's ruling that churches in eastern South Carolina that broke with the national Episcopal Church own the diocesan name, symbols and a half billion dollars in property is being appealed to the state Supreme Court.
27, Mar 2015 - Episcopalians will appeal, ask S.C. Supreme Court to hear massive case
Local Episcopalians filed notice on Tuesday that they will appeal a circuit judge’s order granting parishes that left the national church rights to the Diocese of South Carolina name, seal and more than $500 million in church properties — and they want to go straight to the S.C. Supreme Court for a ruling.
27, Mar 2015 - Spartanburg, SC Chesnee man accused of sexually assaulting child
A Chesnee man is charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 11 years old, according to an indictment from the South Carolina Attorney General's Office.
27, Mar 2015 - Beaufort, SC Mutual Combat statute sends man to prison for 30 years
An statute in South Carolina called mutual combat got a man convicted of murdering 8-year-old Khalil Singleton, even though he didn't pull the trigger.
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