So, you are facing criminal charges in the state of South Carolina. You have been summoned to a courthouse for a hearing or other legal proceeding regarding your criminal defense case. What do you do? If this is your first time entering a criminal courtroom, you may not feel fully prepared to go through the process. Today, we provide you with the basic tips and information to help you get ready for your day before a judge.
Planning to go to court is not always an easy task. First, if you have kids, you should find someone to care for them while you are in court. Make sure that you set aside at least three hours for your trip to the courtroom; in some cases, the court may be crowded and cases may take some time to process. You should also be certain to bring all of the documentation and paperwork related to your case with you at the time of the court hearing, along with a pen or pencil and a pad of paper. You may be required to take notes about upcoming court dates -- or you could just find the materials useful for taking notes about your case.