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Bench Trials

Regular traffic and criminal bench trials are held each Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the Municipal Justice Center courtroom. Both the ticket and bond form indicate the trial date and time. If the case must be con-tinued, a subpoena will be mailed to the last address provided by the defendant or witness.

Failure to appear for any trial or pay the fine imposed may result in a bench warrant or a suspension of driver's license.

If a defendant or victim wishes to have witnesses subpoenaed for a case, names and complete mailing addresses must be provided at least ten days before the trial date to allow adequate time for delivery of the notice.

Jury Trials

Jury trials are held approximately five weeks during the year. A jury trial must either be requested in writing or requested in court on the initial court appearance date. A jury pool is chosen by computer from the updated voter registration listing obtained each year from the SC Election Commission. Subpoenas are sent to the last address provided by the defendant.