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Charleston Criminal Defense Lawyer for Municipal Court
Municipal courts are “traffic courts” in the
They cannot hear anything but criminal cases.
make up the largest segment of cases in these courts.
North Charleston SC criminal defense attorney Tim Amey
is the former Chief
Prosecutor for the city’s municipal court. Except for the rarest of instances,
where there is joint enforcement or some conflict between defendants and
court personnel, only one police force will be represented in Municipal Court
cases. Those officers that work for the City or Town will be the only police
Keeping it all in the family
, in Municipal Court it is usually the case that
the Judge, Prosecutor and Officers are all employees of the City or Town.
Naturally, it is a friendly atmosphere for everyone involved, unless you
are the defendant. It can be a very UNfriendly scenario for someone charged
with a crime standing before a Judge and next to officers and prosecutors
who work together every week.
North Charleston criminal defense lawyer Tim Amey
can help restore balance
and tip the scales of justice back in your favor. When you face a criminal
charge in Municipal Court, you need the help of an experienced lawyer who
can help navigate a seemingly hostile environment to an outsider. As the
former prosecutor for North Charleston Municipal Court, Tim Amey learned
how things work from within the system. Put his knowledge to work for you
in your case.
Municipal courts have jurisdiction over the majority
of criminal misdemeanors.
all heard in either Magistrate or Municipal Court, depending on the agency
making the charge.
Municipal Court is run by the city in which it is located.
Charleston Municipal Court, Mount Pleasant Municipal Court, North Charleston Municipal Court and
those in Isle of Palms, Goose Creek and Summerville are all run by those
respective local governments. Municipal Courts have limited jurisdiction
and solely handle criminal cases under South Carolina Code. If you have
a case in Municipal Court, call criminal defense attorney Tim Amey today
for a free consultation.