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South Carolina Case Records
Search South Carolina Circuit Court, Magistrates Court, and some Municipal Court case records by county, court type, court agency, case number, case type and sub-type, name, party type, action type, and date.
South Carolina Criminal History Check
Search South Carolina criminal history records by first and last name, date of birth, and gender. Maiden name and Social Security number are additional search options. A fee applies.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Sumter County Summary Court Dockets
Search Sumter County Summary Court dockets by agency, docket type or date. Search pending dockets by attorney bar number or case number.
Published opinions and orders
South Carolina Court Orders
Search South Carolina court orders by keyword, order type, or court.
South Carolina Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search South Carolina Attorney General legal opinions by keyword, or view opinions by year.
Self help, legal research, general information
South Carolina Legal Resources
The South Carolina Judicial Department offers links to online legal resources, including government agencies, laws, legal services, the South Carolina Bar, and law schools.
South Carolina Legal Information
The South Carolina Bar offers online information about various legal topics, including automobile issues, bankruptcy, benefits, lawyer-client issues, consumer and business law, criminal law, end of life issues, family law, and the court process.
South Carolina Legal Publications
The South Carolina Bar offers downloadable brochures and forms on various legal topics, including financial issues, end of life directives, senior issues, guardians ad litem, dispute resolution, auto collisions, bankruptcy, housing, children and the law, consumer, divorce, arrest, lawyers, the court system, trusts, wills, and workers compensation.
South Carolina Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles offers information about drivers' licenses, driving records, vehicle titles and registration, and insurance requirements.
South Carolina Legal Information and Legal Resources
View information about legal issues organized by category, including consumer, housing, family and juvenile, domestic violence, wills, senior citizens, civil rights, health care, immigration, military, taxes, housing, the legal system, employment, criminal law, disability, public benefits, education, vehicles, disaster relief, and small businesses.
South Carolina Alternative Dispute Resolution
View South Carolina Bar information about alternative dispute resolution, which includes mediation and arbitration and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Links to mediator/arbitrator search, informational pamphlet, and rules are provided.
South Carolina Record Expungement Process
View instructions for applying for an expungement of criminal records in Circuit Court General Sessions, Magistrates Court, and Municipal Court; juvenile records including a link to the required form; and destruction of arrest records.
South Carolina Self Help Information
View South Carolina Judicial Department self-help resources, including answers to frequently asked questions in English and Spanish; links to divorce, child support, and firearm restriction relief form packets; self help videos by topic; and additional online research resources.
South Carolina Domestic Abuse Protection Order Information
View information about domestic abuse protection orders, including information about types of orders, filing instructions, court procedure, and a directory of resources.
South Carolina Laws
Search the South Carolina Code of Laws by keyword, or browse the Code by table of contents.
South Carolina Court Rules
Search South Carolina court rules by keyword, or browse Civil, Criminal, Family Probate, Magistrate, ADR, and Evidence rules by table of contents.
South Carolina Expungement and Pardons
The South Carolina Bar offers information about criminal record expungements and pardons, including eligible cases, how to apply, effects of an expungement, and the differences between expungement and pardon.
South Carolina Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services
View a directory of South Carolina domestic violence and sexual assault shelters and organizations, in alphabetical order by county.
South Carolina Victims' Compensation
The South Carolina Office of Victim Assistance provides crime victims with compensation for physical and emotional injuries. Information about victims' rights, types of compensation available, eligibility criteria, answers to frequently asked questions, and application forms are included.
South Carolina Consumer Protection
The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs offers information about consumer issues including problems with businesses, helpful organizations, safety recalls, lemon law complaints. and home ownership. Instructions and forms for filing a consumer complaint and a search of the complaint database are also provided.
South Carolina Victim Help
The South Carolina Victim Assistance Network provides crime victim with information, educational resources, referrals, advocacy, and financial assistance. A directory of Victim Advocates by county is included.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Find a South Carolina Bar Member Lawyer
Search the South Carolina Bar member directory by name and location. Search results include law firm name, contact information, South Carolina Bar admission date, law school, graduating year, and membership class and status.
South Carolina Lawyer Referral
The South Carolina Bar offers a lawyer referral service by telephone or online request form. A small fee for the service includes an initial consultation with the lawyer.
South Carolina Free Legal Clinics
The South Carolina Bar offers free legal clinics on various topics throughout the state. Upcoming events are listed by date and include time and location.
South Carolina Attorney Discipline Records
View South Carolina Judicial Department disciplinary orders against lawyers since 1977 by year, order number, and topic.
South Carolina Public Defender Services
The South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense offers contact information for Public Defenders in each circuit and county. Public Defenders provide legal representation for indigent defendants facing possible incarceration. Answers to frequently asked questions about Public Defenders, indigent defendants, and eligibility criteria are included.
South Carolina Attorney or Judge Complaints
The South Carolina Office of Disciplinary Counsel provides information about judge and lawyer misconduct, and instructions for making a complaint about a lawyer or judge.
South Carolina Volunteer Lawyers for Military Personnel
View information about the South Carolina Bar's free and reduced-fee legal assistance program for active military personnel.
South Carolina Free and Low-Cost Legal Assistance
Search a directory of organizations offering free and low-cost legal services to eligible clients by location and legal issue, or view the directory by organization name in alphabetical order.
South Carolina Volunteer Lawyers
The South Carolina Bar offers information about free ("pro bono") civil legal services available to indigent parties, including types of cases, how to qualify, and procedure.
South Carolina Free Legal Assistance
South Carolina Legal Services provides free civil legal assistance to income-eligible parties. Use the "Services" menu item for application instructions, a calendar of free legal clinics, income guidelines, answers to frequently asked questions, services for migrants, language services, and a tax clinic. Links to legal information and self-help forms are also provided.
South Carolina Lawyers
Search the South Carolina Judicial Department list of lawyers by name. Search results include law firm name, contact information, law school, graduating year, and South Carolina Bar admission date, membership class, and membership status.
South Carolina Lawyer Fee Disputes
The South Carolina Bar offers information about fee disputes with lawyers, including rules, forms, and answers to frequently asked questions. For minor disputes not involving fees, see the "Client Assistance Program" link in the left column.
Forms and related information
South Carolina Court Forms
Search South Carolina court forms by court type, form title, or form ID number.
Online fine payments
Pay South Carolina Traffic Tickets
Pay South Carolina traffic tickets online by county, case number, and last name. Online payment available for most counties and for some Municipal Courts.