South Carolina

Effective Date: N/A
State:
South Carolina
Court Type: Appellate
Implementing Authority: N/A
Status: N/A
Time Standards: South Carolina has no case processing time standards for the appellate court system.  Although neither the Supreme Court nor the Court of Appeals have established standards for appellate case processing times, they do prepare statistical reports, which compare the number of filed appeals, motions, petitions, and other matters with the number of decided appeals , motions, petititons, and other matters.
  South Carolina Supreme Court Order

Effective Date: October 1, 1983
State:
South Carolina
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Civil
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Order
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Common Pleas
(filing to final disposition)
100% within 365 days

Summary

(filing to final disposition)

100% within 90 days
 

Effective Date: March 5, 1999
State:
South Carolina
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Criminal
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Order
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: General Sessions
(arrest to final disposition)
100% within 180 days

Summary
(arrest to final disposition)
100% within 60 days
 

Effective Date: August 17, 1983; revised May 9, 2006
State:
South Carolina
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Domestic
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Order
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: General:
(filing to final disposition)
100% within 365 days

Abuse and Neglect cases are exempt from the 365 day Administrative Order
 

Effective Date: August 17, 1983; revised May 9, 2006
State:
South Carolina
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Juvenile
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Order
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: General:
(filing to final disposition)
100% within 365 days
 

Effective Date:

February 14, 2011

State:

South Carolina

Court Type:

Magistrate & Municipal

Case Type:

 

Implementing Authority:

Supreme Court Order

Status:

Voluntary

Time Standards:

Criminal:

Non-Jury (including non-jury traffic): 100% within 60 days

Jury (including jury traffic): 100% within 120 days

 

Civil:

Magistrate Court:

Non-Jury: 100% within 90 days

Jury: 100% within 120 days

 

Monitoring Information: Statistical information related to time standards is available to the public through monthly and annual reports and by request.  Reports are available to the public via the Judicial Department's Website at www.sccourts.org.
Notes: General Sessions for criminal courts may hear felonies and certain misdemeanors.  Summary courts, including Municipal and Magistrate's, may hear traffic offenses and misdemeanors with penalites not to exceed 30 days incarceration and/or $500 fine.

South Carolina uses % listing of cases exceeding time standards classified by court location to measure court timeliness.