Criminal cases in South Carolina are heard in the Court of General Sessions. The principal parties in these cases are the solicitor, the defendant, and defendant's attorney, although the nature of the criminal justice process also may require the participation of a number of other agencies or offices between the time of arrest and disposition of a particular case. Depending on the nature of the offense, the magistrate; grand jury; law enforcement officers; Department of Corrections; Pretrial Intervention Program; Probation, Pardon and Parole Services, victims, and others may be involved. Cooperation and communication among these participants contribute to the smooth and timely processing of criminal cases through the Court of General Sessions.
If you are a defendant, please contact your attorney for specific information on your case. You can find general information on the Public Index by clicking the link on the side, clicking “Accept” and then entering your name. The details page can be found by clicking on the blue case numbers.
Please click the links to the left to find more information on each issue.