What is a VIS form?
A VIS form is an abbreviation that stands for Victim Impact Statement. This form was designed to protect the rights of crime victims in South Carolina's criminal justice system. Victims use this form to show how crime has affected their lives. The form will become part of the court record and it will follow the defendant through the criminal justice system. The judge will use the form to gain a better understanding about the details of the case and the losses, both financial and emotional. The victim can also indicate on the VIS form whether or not they want to be present for all court proceedings pertaining to their case. VIS forms need to be returned to the office in a timely manner.

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1. What is a Solicitor?
2. What is a bond hearing?
3. What can I do to help with my case?
4. What are first and second appearances?
5. Why does it take so long for cases to come to court?
6. What kinds of cases are heard in Family Court?
7. What are my rights as a victim?
8. What is the Victim's Compensation Fund?
9. What is a preliminary hearing?
10. Can I report a crime to the Solicitor's Office?
11. What is the purpose of a grand jury?
12. What is transfer court?
13. How long do I have to wait for a fraudulent check conviction to be dropped from my record?
14. What is a VIS form?
15. How will I get restitution?
16. How do I get a charge expunged from my criminal record?