Terms Used In South Carolina Code 17-23-162

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
The affiant listed on an arrest warrant or the chief investigating officer for the case must be present to testify at the preliminary hearing of the person arrested pursuant to the warrant.