§ 17-19-10 Offense shall be prosecuted upon grand jury indictment; exceptions
§ 17-19-20 Allegations sufficient for indictment
§ 17-19-30 Allegations sufficient for indictment for murder
§ 17-19-40 Special count for carrying concealed weapons in case of murder and certain other crimes; jurisdiction
§ 17-19-50 Averments of instrument of writing, print or figures in indictment
§ 17-19-60 Indictments for perjury
§ 17-19-70 Indictments against corporations
§ 17-19-80 Person indicted for capital offense shall have copy of indictment
§ 17-19-90 Objections to defects in indictments
§ 17-19-100 Amendments of indictments; proceedings after amendment

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 17 > Chapter 19

  • Administrative Law Court: means the Administrative Law Court created by Section 1-23-500. See South Carolina Code 12-60-30
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Assessment: means the department's recording the liability of the taxpayer in the office of the department, subject to the restrictions in Section 12-60-440. See South Carolina Code 12-60-30
  • assessor: means a county officer or official who issues an official property tax assessment for real property. See South Carolina Code 12-60-30
  • auditor: means a county officer or official who issues an official property tax assessment for personal property. See South Carolina Code 12-60-30
  • Capital offense: A crime punishable by death.
  • Classification: means the various categories of property subject to property tax to which specific property tax assessment ratios apply. See South Carolina Code 12-60-30
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • 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 12-60-30
  • Director: means the director of the department. See South Carolina Code 12-60-30
  • 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.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • 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.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Property tax: means ad valorem taxes on real and personal property. See South Carolina Code 12-60-30
  • Property tax assessment: means a valuation or determination of property value for annual property tax purposes arrived at by multiplying the fair market value or special use value of the property by the appropriate assessment ratio for the taxable property's classification. See South Carolina Code 12-60-30
  • Property taxpayer: means a person who is liable for, or whose property or interest in property, is subject to, or liable for, a property tax imposed by this title. See South Carolina Code 12-60-30
  • Protest: means a written appeal of a proposed assessment or a division decision made in accordance with this chapter. See South Carolina Code 12-60-30
  • Special use value: means property valued pursuant to Section 12-43-220(d). See South Carolina Code 12-60-30
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • taxes: means taxes, licenses, permits, fees, or other amounts, including interest, regulatory and other penalties, and civil fines, imposed by this title, or subject to assessment or collection by the department. See South Carolina Code 12-60-30
  • Taxpayer: includes a licensee and an applicant for a license, issued by or administered by the department. See South Carolina Code 12-60-30
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • True bill: Another word for indictment.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.