§ 17-22-910 Applications for expungement; administration
§ 17-22-920 Direction of expungement process inquiries to county solicitor’s office
§ 17-22-930 Obtaining and mandatory use of expungement form
§ 17-22-940 Fees; establishment of expungement process; requirements and duties of solicitor and SLED
§ 17-22-950 Summary court expungement orders; removal of Internet-based public records; objections; forms
§ 17-22-960 Expungement; employer immunity

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 17 > Chapter 22 > Article 9 - Uniform Expungement of Criminal Records

  • 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.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • 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.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • 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.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.