§ 16-25-710 Short title
§ 16-25-720 Establishment of interagency circuit-wide committees; protocols; membership of committees; confidential information; limitation in investigations; access to information
§ 16-25-730 Certain meetings closed to public; penalties
§ 16-25-740 Confidential information and records
§ 16-25-750 Recommendations

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 16 > Chapter 25 > Article 7 - Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committees

  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.