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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17, Dec 2014 - Judge considers deal for mother who drove kids into ocean
A Florida judge will consider a deal for a South Carolina mother who drove her kids into the ocean in her minivan during a hearing in Daytona Beach.
17, Dec 2014 - Judge: Mom who drove kids into ocean was insane - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sp
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Florida judge has determined a South Carolina mother was insane when she drove her three children into the ocean off Daytona Beach earlier this year.
17, Dec 2014 - Edgefield, SC Effects of same-sex marriage in South Carolina
Same sex marriage is now legal in South Carolina. Today, judges issued licenses to couples across the state just like judges in 34 other states do, but it's not legal everywhere so couples are crossing that state line, which could help South Carolina's bottom line.
17, Dec 2014 - News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press
A judge has temporarily blocked the University of South Carolina from kicking members of the Kappa Sigma fraternity out of their housing. The fraternity's national office imposed a five-year ban on the USC chapter last...
17, Dec 2014 - Judge: Boy, 14, shouldn't have been executed in SC
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out the conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice.
17, Dec 2014 - Judge considers deal for SC mother who drove kids into ocean
A Florida judge will consider a deal for a South Carolina mother who drove her kids into the ocean in her minivan during a hearing in Daytona Beach.
17, Dec 2014 - Alan Wilson files another motion against same-sex marriage in SC
A motion was filed late Tuesday by Attorney General Alan Wilson's office against same-sex marriage in South Carolina.
17, Dec 2014 - Judge rules mother who drove kids into ocean not guilty on insanity
A Florida judge ruled a South Carolina mother who drove her kids into the ocean in her minivan was not guilty by reason of insanity during a hearing in Daytona Beach.
17, Dec 2014 - Judge rules woman who drove kids into sea was insane
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida judge on Friday found a South Carolina mother who drove her three children into the Atlantic Ocean not guilty of felony child abuse by reason of insanity, authorities said. Ebony Wilkerson, 33, agreed to the plea after prosecutors at the court hearing dropped attempted murder charges, according to the state attorney’s spokesman, Spencer ...
17, Dec 2014 - Judge rejects plea deal by South Carolina sheriff in bribery case
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A U.S. judge rejected a plea deal on Wednesday that would have allowed South Carolina's former longest-serving sheriff to serve three years of probation in exchange for admitting he was guilty of conspiring to harbor illegal immigrants. James Metts, 68, served as sheriff of Lexington County from 1972 until being suspended from office last summer ...
17, Dec 2014 - Judge: Mom who drove kids into ocean was insane
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has determined a South Carolina mother was insane when she drove her three children into the ocean off Daytona Beach earlier this year. Summary:  A Florida judge has determined a South Carolina mother was insane when she drove her three children into the ocean off Daytona Beach earlier this year. read more
17, Dec 2014 - Judge finds mom who drove children into ocean not guilty by reason of insanity
A judge has determined a South Carolina mother was insane when she drove her three children into the ocean off Daytona Beach earlier this year. Circuit Judge Leah Case ruled Friday that Ebony Wilkerson was not guilty by reason of insanity of three counts of child abuse. Prosecutors, in turn, dropped three attempted murder counts against her. "I do find, Mrs. Wilkerson, that you are not guilty by ...
17, Dec 2014 - James Metts retires from sheriff's department, will plead guilty in bribery case
South Carolina's longest-serving sheriff has retired from the Lexington County Sheriff's Department, effectively immediately, after court documents filed Tuesday morning indicated he will plead guilty in the federal government's bribery case against him. 
17, Dec 2014 - S.C. Bar honors judge with prestigious award
The South Carolina Bar Foundation has awarded a long-serving judge with one of the most prestigious statewide awards for members of the South Carolina Bar on Tuesday. Click to Continue »
17, Dec 2014 - Florida judge rules South Carolina mom who drove kids into ocean off Daytona Beach was insane
A Florida judge has determined a South Carolina mother was insane when she drove her three children into the ocean off Daytona Beach earlier this year.
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