When used in this chapter:

(1) The term "prosecutorial discretion" shall mean the power of the circuit solicitor to consider all circumstances of criminal proceedings and to determine whether any legal action is to be taken and, if so taken, of what kind and degree and to what conclusion.

Terms Used In South Carolina Code 17-22-20

  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:

(2) The term "noncriminal disposition" shall mean the dismissal of a criminal charge without prejudice to the State to reinstate criminal proceedings on motion of the solicitor.