Terms Used In South Carolina Code 17-11-20

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
The phrase "appropriate court" as used in the Agreement on Detainers shall, with reference to the courts of this State, mean a court of record with criminal jurisdiction.