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Berkeley County Magistrate Court
303 B N. Goose Creek Blvd.
Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Hon. Rad Stuart Deaton
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Leah Guerry Dupree
Mace, pepper spray, guns, knives or any other objects deemed to be potential weapons are not allowed in the courthouse. No audio or video recording devices or cell phones are allowed. Shorts, t-shirts and tank tops are not permitted in the courtrooms.
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Summary Court Judges (Magistrates) have countywide jurisdiction over traffic, criminal, and civil matters that fall within the guidelines of magistrate level cases. Magistrates are appointed to four-year terms by the Governor upon the advice and consent of the Senate.Magistrates generally have criminal trial jurisdiction over all offenses subject to the penalty of a fine, as set by statute, but generally, not exceeding $500.00 or imprisonment not exceeding 30 days, or both. Assessments and court costs may be added to the fine.Magistrates have civil jurisdiction when the amount in controversy does not exceed $7,500.Magistrate civil jurisdiction include such matters as Summons and Complaints (Small Claims), landlord/tenant actions, sales of abandoned property, and Claim and Delivery.
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