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Sheriff's Office - Charleston County, South Carolina
General Sessions Court

In case of an Emergency dial 911





Lt. E. Isgett Sgt. T. Huffman
(843) 958-2109 (843) 958-2105
during regular business hours thuffman@charlestoncounty.org

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 business hours.


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 information.


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 duty supervisor.


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.




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