Deputies assigned to the General Sessions
Court Security Unit are responsible for
providing security for Judges and assigned
court personnel within the Judicial Center
and Historic Courthouse. They work
closely with all court assigned personnel to
ensure the safety and integrity of the
judicial process. Security checks are
performed twenty-four hours a day by both
private security and law enforcement
personnel. Security checks are
performed on all persons entering the
Judicial Center to include lawyers, private
citizens, visitors, witnesses, petitioners,
victims, media and others who may have
business within the facilities.
The Charleston County General Sessions Court
is located at 100 broad St. near the
corner of Broad and Meeting Street, directly
behind the Historical Courthouse and
consists of eleven courtrooms located on the
third and fourth floors of the Judicial
center and the Historical Courthouse.
To ensure the safety and integrity of the
courthouse certain items are not allowed in
the building. These items include but
are not limited to: any and all
firearms or ammunition including plastic or
toy guns, explosive devices, any and all
sharp instruments or weapons, also included
are any items that can be used as a weapon
such as baseball bats, golf clubs, etc.
Cameras are not allowed within the Judicial
Center and historical Courthouse without the
approval of the presiding judge.
Anyone having questions concerning General
Sessions Court, please contact the listed
personnel above or you may contact your
Clerk of Court at 958-5000 during regular
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How do I find out when my General
Sessions Court case will be held?
A: To find out when your trial, plea
or roll call will be held, you may contact
the Solicitor's Office at 958-1900 during
regular business hours.
Q: How do I get a copy of an arrest
warrant or GSC bench warrant to give to my
attorney before my case goes to trial?
A: Contact the Clerk of Court Office
at 958-5000 during regular business hours,
to obtain a copy of the requested
Q: What if I know the whereabouts of
someone who might have an outstanding
general Sessions warrant on them?
A: If you are aware of an individual's
whereabouts who might have an outstanding
GSC warrant on the, you are asked to call
Sgt. J. Wilson of the Charleston County
Sheriff's Office Warrants Unit at 740-3101,
during normal business hours to report this
information. If after hours, you may contact
the Charleston County Sheriff's Office at
202-1700 and request to speak with an on
Q: What if I have an outstanding
warrant and want to turn myself in, who do I
call and how should I handle it?
A: If you know that you have an
outstanding warrant, you are asked to call
the Charleston County Sheriff's Office
warrants Unit at 740-3101 or you may call,
Charleston County Sheriff's Office at
202-1700 to turn yourself in.