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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24, Oct 2014 - Authorities look for SC prison escapee in Shelby
Authorities in Shelby are looking for an inmate serving eight years for burglary who escaped from a South Carolina prison a week ago.
24, Oct 2014 - Richland, SC Former SC house Speaker pleads guilty to misconduct, resigns
South Carolina's former Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell admitted Thursday that he misspent thousands of dollars of campaign money in 2009 and 2010. Eyewitness News was in the courtroom as the Republican lawmaker pleaded guilty to six counts of misusing campaign funds. A longtime state representative from the low country, Harrell was unapologetic standing in a Columbia courtroom. His only ...
23, Oct 2014 - SC House Speaker pleads to 6 charges; no jail time
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell avoided jail time but lost the House seat he has held for more than 20 years after he pleaded guilty Thursday to six campaign fiance violations. Harrell's plea deal dropped misconduct in office charge. The Republican agreed ...
23, Oct 2014 - Columbia, SC Former SC State official sentenced for role in Pinson scheme
One of the men convicted in what prosecutors called a kickback scheme involving former South Carolina State University Board of Trustees Chairman Jonathon Pinson was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Charleston.
23, Oct 2014 - 3 states in regions covered by same-sex marriage rulings refuse to go along without a fight
WASHINGTON — The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay and lesbian couples from marrying is unconstitutional.
23, Oct 2014 - North Augusta asks state Supreme Court to take up Project Jackson case
North Augusta has asked the South Carolina Supreme Court to take up the Project Jackson lawsuit, urging a quick resolution to an appeal the city says could put the development's future in jeopardy.
23, Oct 2014 - Injunction sought against SC same-sex marriage ban
A South Carolina couple is asking a federal judge for an order that could clear the way for same-sex marriage in the state.
23, Oct 2014 - Three states deny gay unions despite appellate rulings
WASHINGTON -- The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay and lesbian couples from marrying is unconstitutional.
23, Oct 2014 - Despite appellate rulings, 3 states refuse to allow gay unions
Demonstrators march in Columbia, South Carolina, on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in celebration after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. Photo by Tim Dominick/The State/MCT via Getty Images WASHINGTON — The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that ...
23, Oct 2014 - Harrell due in court; prosecutor won't say why
A court hearing has been scheduled for suspended South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell, who prosecutors say misused his office for personal gain.
23, Oct 2014 - Injunction sought against SC gay marriage ban
A South Carolina couple is asking a federal judge for an order that could clear the way for same-sex marriage in the state.
23, Oct 2014 - Couple asks for order to clear way for same-sex marriage in SC
A South Carolina couple is asking a federal judge for an order that could clear the way for same-sex marriage in the state.
23, Oct 2014 - Greenville, SC South Carolina Armed Robber Steals $22, Earns Life In Jail Under Two-Strikes Law
South Carolina Armed Robber Steals $22, Earns Life In Jail Under Two-Strikes Law Armed Robber Sentenced To Life In Prison Under Two-Strikes Law After Stealing $22, Two-Strike Law Gets Armed Robber Sentenced To Life In Prison South Carolina Armed Robber Steals $22, Earns Life In Jail Under Two-Strikes Law Legal two strikes, armed robber, south carolina, greenville, life in prison, parole, dollar ...
23, Oct 2014 - 3 states deny gay unions despite appellate rulings
WASHINGTON (AP) — The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay and lesbian couples from marrying is unconstitutional.
23, Oct 2014 - Bobby Harrell due in court; prosecutor won't say why
A court hearing has been scheduled for suspended South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell, who prosecutors say misused his office for personal gain.
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