§ 17-15-10 Person charged with noncapital offense may be released on his own recognizance; conditions of release; bond hearing for burglary charges
§ 17-15-15 Deposit of cash percentage in lieu of bond; assignment of deposit; restitution to victim
§ 17-15-20 Conditions of appearance recognizance or appearance bond; discharge, validity, relief of surety
§ 17-15-30 Matters to be considered in determining conditions of release; contempt
§ 17-15-40 Order of court shall state conditions imposed and other matters; acknowledgment by person released
§ 17-15-50 Amendment of order
§ 17-15-55 Reconsideration by circuit court of bond set by summary court; subsequent violent offenders
§ 17-15-60 Rules of evidence are inapplicable
§ 17-15-90 Wilful failure to appear; penalties
§ 17-15-100 Power to punish for contempt not affected
§ 17-15-140 Discharge of prosecutor or witness on own recognizance in cases not capital; costs
§ 17-15-160 Recognizances shall be in name of State; signing
§ 17-15-170 Proceedings in case of forfeiture of recognizances
§ 17-15-180 Court may remit forfeiture in certain cases
§ 17-15-190 Money may be deposited with officer of court in lieu of bond, recognizance, or undertaking
§ 17-15-200 Persons to whom a deposit in lieu of bond, recognizance, or undertaking must be paid
§ 17-15-210 Receipt for deposit given in lieu of bond, recognizance, or undertaking
§ 17-15-220 Return of deposit given in lieu of bond, recognizance, or undertaking
§ 17-15-230 Requirement that surety company file undertaking with respect to guaranteed arrest bond certificates issued by automobile clubs; acceptance, forfeiture, and enforcement of certificates
§ 17-15-240 Interest on bail bond money
§ 17-15-260 Disposition of funds collected pursuant to chapter

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 17 > Chapter 15 - Bail and Recognizances

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • department: means the South Carolina Department of Revenue. See South Carolina Code 12-2-10
  • 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.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • individual: means a human being. See South Carolina Code 12-2-20
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • person: includes any individual, trust, estate, partnership, receiver, association, company, limited liability company, corporation, or other entity or group; and

    (2) "individual" means a human being. See South Carolina Code 12-2-20
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.