Charleston courts to resume in-person trials

Charleston courts to resume in-person trials
While the courts are opening up some trials to being in-person, the city says there will not be any jury trial cases scheduled for the time being.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The City of Charleston say municipal courts will re-open for in-person traffic and criminal bench trials.

While the courts are opening up some trials to being in-person, the city says there will not be any jury trial cases scheduled for the time being.

Traffic and criminal bench trials will resume in-person Monday.

Following an order by the Supreme Court of South Carolina in January 2021, in-person court proceedings were temporarily suspended due to rises in COVID-19 cases throughout the state.

The ongoing situation related to COVID-19 still requires that no one who is coughing, feverish or ill enter the courtroom, and defendants must wear masks or face coverings during court proceedings, unless asked by the Judge to remove them.

Citizens whose cases were impacted by the temporary closure can call Court Operations at 843-724-7460 for further information.

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