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Chapter 10 – COURT

  • Chapter 10 – COURT

    (RESERVED)

    FOOTNOTE(S):

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    Editor’s note— The municipal court also may (1) under S.C. Code 1976, § 56-5-6150, try and determine criminal cases involving violations of S.C. Code 1976, tit. 56, ch. 5, occurring within the respective limits of this municipality, when the penalty prescribed by S.C. Code 1976, tit. 56, ch. 5 for such violations does not exceed 30 days’ imprisonment nor a $100.00 fine, and may have trial jurisdiction over such criminal cases the same as magistrates; (2) under S.C. Code 1976, § 61-6-4500, try and determine all cases involving a violation of S.C. Code 1976, tit. 61, ch. 6, art. 13, except S.C. Code 1976, § 61-6-4720, per S.C. Code 1976, § 61-6-4500; (3) maintain jurisdiction for trial of persons under 17 years of age, for alleged violations of S.C. Code 1976, tit. 50, when the court would have jurisdiction if the offense charged was committed by an adult; and (4), try a first offense for violation of S.C. Code 1976, § 47-1-40 (ill-treatment of animals).

    State Law reference— Establishment of municipal court, S.C. Code 1976, § 14-25-5; powers, duties and jurisdiction of municipal court, S.C. Code 1976, § 14-25-45; trial jurisdiction of municipal courts for violations of uniform act regulating traffic, S.C. Code 1976, § 56-5-6150; trial of persons charged with violations of ordinances or state law, S.C. Code 1976, § 5-7-90; municipal judges generally, S.C. Code 1976, § 14-25-15; appointment and duties of clerk of court, S.C. Code 1976, § 14-25-35; appointment, duties and powers of ministerial recorder, S.C. Code 1976, § 14-25-115; maximum penalties imposed by municipal court, S.C. Code 1976, § 14-25-65; judge may suspend sentences, S.C. Code 1976, § 14-25-75; disposition of fines and penalties, S.C. Code 1976, § 14-25-85; appeals to Court of Common Pleas, S.C. Code 1976, § 14-25-95; municipal judge to make return, S.C. Code 1976, § 14-25-105; jury commissioners, S.C. Code 1976, § 14-25-135; demand for jury trial; composition, S.C. Code 1976, § 14-25-125.