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South Carolina Criminal Court System

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Many of my clients come into the office and have no clue what court their charge will be heard in, what officer or deputy arrested them, or even what jurisdiction. Because of that, I wanted to make some information available as to the levels of criminal court in South...

What is a Preliminary Hearing

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In any criminal case in South Carolina, a defendant is entitled to a preliminary hearing if the charge is "not triable by a magistrate."  What this means is that for any criminal offense in General Sessions Court, the defendant may request a preliminary hearing.  So what is it?  According to Rule...


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