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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23, Apr 2014 - Columbia, SC SC Senate passes bill allowing legal bridge games
A bill that would allow retirees to legally play bridge passed the Senate unanimously Tuesday, two weeks after a senator threatened to challenge South Carolina's centuries-old antigambling laws in court.
23, Apr 2014 - Charleston, SC Charleston Injury Lawyers David & Benjamin Traywick Selected to Super Lawyers® List
Charleston personal injury attorneys David Traywick and Benjamin Traywick were recently selected to the 2014 list of South Carolina Super Lawyers® – an achievement held by no more than 5% of the state’s attorneys. (PRWeb April 22, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11787365.htm
23, Apr 2014 - Chesterfield, SC Chesterfield sheriff's trial has colleagues watching
COLUMBIA, S.C. — When "Big" Sam Parker was elected sheriff of Chesterfield County in South Carolina in 2002, he wanted to make good on his promise to help the place where he lived his life.
23, Apr 2014 - Chesterfield, SC South Carolina sheriff fights corruption charges; colleagues to watch trial closely
COLUMBIA, S.C. — When "Big" Sam Parker was elected sheriff of Chesterfield County in South Carolina in 2002, he wanted to make good on his promise to help the place where he lived his life.
23, Apr 2014 - Greenwood, SC 'Lawyers 4 Vets': Pro bono legal clinic will serve low-income veterans
COLUMBIA — South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center, in partnership with the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center and with additional coordination and support by Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Law Firm, has announced Lawyers 4 Vets, a pro bono legal clinic for lower-income veterans in South Carolina.
22, Apr 2014 - Four teens charged following manhunt in S.C. given June trial dates
Four juveniles, one of whom was charged with murder, who were the subject of a manhunt in South Carolina last week were given June trial dates Friday in Juvenile Court in Greeneville.
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22, Apr 2014 - SC Judge Honored; Wrote Separate Is Not Equal
Statue of South Carolina judge who wrote separate is not equal dedicated in Charleston
22, Apr 2014 - Officials hope to put end to 'profound crisis' in corrections bureau
For nearly a decade, South Carolina's dirty little secret remained all but hidden behind concrete walls and dense legal papers before a court ruling this year accused prison officials of running a virtual chamber of horrors for mentally ill inmates.
21, Apr 2014 - Statue of South Carolina judge who wrote separate is not equal dedicated in Charleston
CHARLESTON, S.C. — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, speaking Friday in the city where the Civil War began, said the first federal judge to write an opinion challenging the doctrine of separate but equal decades after it was the law of the land "was morally right and historically gutsy."
21, Apr 2014 - Trial to begin in Monroe County for man accused of killing retired teacher
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in Monroe County for the trial of a man accused of killing a retired school teacher, in a case that stretched from the Poconos to South Carolina. Prosecutors in Monroe County are seeking the death penalty against Rico Herbert, who's accused of killing 87-year-old Joseph DeVivo of Stroud Township back in 2012. DeVivo went missing in February 2012 ...
21, Apr 2014 - Surprise guilty plea entered in ex-teacher's death
STROUDSBURG, Pa. AP 8212 A man has entered a surprise guilty plea in eastern Pennsylvania as jury selection was set to begin in his death penalty trial for the killing of an elderly former teacher whose body was found in South Carolina.
21, Apr 2014 - Death penalty trial to open in ex-teacher's death
Jury selection begins Monday in eastern Pennsylvania in the death penalty trial of a man charged with having killed an elderly former teacher whose body was found in South Carolina two years ago.
21, Apr 2014 - South Carolina places monument to early civil rights judge
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - South Carolina on Friday honored a late judge who in 1951 issued a fiery dissent in the first case that challenged racial segregation in U.S. schools. In a garden beside the federal courthouse in downtown Charleston, officials including U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder unveiled a life-sized monument to federal Judge J. Waties Waring more ...
21, Apr 2014 - Rico Herbert enters surprise guilty plea
A man has entered a surprise guilty plea in Monroe County as jury selection was set to begin in his death penalty trial for the killing of an elderly former teacher whose body was found in South Carolina. Thirty-three-year-old Rico Herbert of Montrose pleaded guilty Monday in Monroe County Court to third-degree murder, car theft and abuse of a corpse. He was immediately sentenced to 31 to 62 ...
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