Form SCCA/507A "Checklist for Magistrates and Municipal Judges" - South Carolina

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Name of Defendant
Warrant/Ticket No.
County/Municipality of _______________________________
Charges:
Trial Court:
CHECKLIST FOR MAGISTRATES AND MUNICIPAL JUDGES
Directions: Magistrates and municipal court judges must use this checklist for ALL GENERAL SESSIONS and for ALL
MAGISTRATE AND MUNICIPAL COURT CASES IN WHICH BOND IS SET BY A JUDGE. Magistrates and
municipal judges must also use the Checklist on those offenses, for which bond cannot be set by a summary court judge
("non-bailable"), that are GENERAL SESSIONS OFFENSES IN WHICH THEY ARE CONDUCTING FIRST
APPEARANCES. The judge shall attach this checklist to the charging document (arrest warrant or uniform traffic ticket)
when the defendant first appears before a judge for a bond hearing or first appearance, and complete the appropriate
sections. Defendant must initial where indicated, sign, and be provided a completed copy of this form.
BAIL PROCEEDING/
FIRST APPEARANCE BEFORE A MAGISTRATE OR MUNICIPAL JUDGE
(OFFENSES THAT ARE NON-BAILABLE BY A SUMMARY COURT JUDGE)
1.
Form used at bail proceeding
Bond Form I (personal
Bond Form II (surety, cash,
recognizance)
percentage)
None (Non-Bailable Offense) because
charge carries penalty of life or death; or
defendant charged with violent offense while bonded out
on violent offense
2. ______ (Def. Initials)
For cases in which bond was set, defendant was informed:
a. Warrant for arrest may be issued for violation of any condition of bail bond order.
b. His right and obligation to be present at trial and that trial may proceed in his absence if he fails to
attend.
c. Failure to appear in court as required may result in institution of additional criminal charges. S.C. Code
Ann. § 17-15-90 (2014). Failure to appear in connection with a felony, or while awaiting sentence after
conviction, carries an additional penalty of not more than $5,000 or imprisonment for not more than 5
years, or both. Failure to appear in connection with a charge for a misdemeanor for which the maximum
possible sentence is at least one year, carries an additional penalty of not more than $1,000 or
imprisonment for not more than one year, or both. Failure to appear in court as required on any charge
not specified above may result in the issuance of a warrant for defendant’s arrest, as well as loss of any
posted bond.
3. ______ (Def. Initials)
For cases to be tried in Court of General Sessions, defendant was informed of right
to preliminary hearing if requested within ten (10) days:
Orally
In writing {NOTE: Defendant must be informed of right both orally and in writing.}
4. _____ (Def. Initials)
Defendant was informed of the right to trial by jury.
SCCA/507A (Rev. 11/2017)
Name of Defendant
Warrant/Ticket No.
County/Municipality of _______________________________
Charges:
Trial Court:
CHECKLIST FOR MAGISTRATES AND MUNICIPAL JUDGES
Directions: Magistrates and municipal court judges must use this checklist for ALL GENERAL SESSIONS and for ALL
MAGISTRATE AND MUNICIPAL COURT CASES IN WHICH BOND IS SET BY A JUDGE. Magistrates and
municipal judges must also use the Checklist on those offenses, for which bond cannot be set by a summary court judge
("non-bailable"), that are GENERAL SESSIONS OFFENSES IN WHICH THEY ARE CONDUCTING FIRST
APPEARANCES. The judge shall attach this checklist to the charging document (arrest warrant or uniform traffic ticket)
when the defendant first appears before a judge for a bond hearing or first appearance, and complete the appropriate
sections. Defendant must initial where indicated, sign, and be provided a completed copy of this form.
BAIL PROCEEDING/
FIRST APPEARANCE BEFORE A MAGISTRATE OR MUNICIPAL JUDGE
(OFFENSES THAT ARE NON-BAILABLE BY A SUMMARY COURT JUDGE)
1.
Form used at bail proceeding
Bond Form I (personal
Bond Form II (surety, cash,
recognizance)
percentage)
None (Non-Bailable Offense) because
charge carries penalty of life or death; or
defendant charged with violent offense while bonded out
on violent offense
2. ______ (Def. Initials)
For cases in which bond was set, defendant was informed:
a. Warrant for arrest may be issued for violation of any condition of bail bond order.
b. His right and obligation to be present at trial and that trial may proceed in his absence if he fails to
attend.
c. Failure to appear in court as required may result in institution of additional criminal charges. S.C. Code
Ann. § 17-15-90 (2014). Failure to appear in connection with a felony, or while awaiting sentence after
conviction, carries an additional penalty of not more than $5,000 or imprisonment for not more than 5
years, or both. Failure to appear in connection with a charge for a misdemeanor for which the maximum
possible sentence is at least one year, carries an additional penalty of not more than $1,000 or
imprisonment for not more than one year, or both. Failure to appear in court as required on any charge
not specified above may result in the issuance of a warrant for defendant’s arrest, as well as loss of any
posted bond.
3. ______ (Def. Initials)
For cases to be tried in Court of General Sessions, defendant was informed of right
to preliminary hearing if requested within ten (10) days:
Orally
In writing {NOTE: Defendant must be informed of right both orally and in writing.}
4. _____ (Def. Initials)
Defendant was informed of the right to trial by jury.
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5. ______ (Def. Initials)
In all general sessions cases, in all domestic violence cases, and in all magistrate or
municipal cases in which the defendant is subject to a prison sentence, defendant was informed of the
following:
a. Charges against defendant and nature of the charges.
b. Right to counsel and right to court-appointed counsel if financially unable to employ counsel.
c. Defendant was informed orally and provided a copy of this form advising him of his right to obtain court-
appointed counsel if indigent (must meet guidelines set forth in Rule 602(b), SCACR) and instructions on
how to obtain court-appointed counsel. In order to apply for court-appointed counsel, defendant is required
___________________________________
to
appear
before
located
at
________________________________________ for indigency screening. Defendant is responsible
for a statutory fee of $_________ for indigency screening unless that fee is waived or reduced pursuant
to §17-3-30(B).
______ (Def. Initials)
In all domestic violence cases and any case where defendant is subject to an Order of
6.
Protection or Restraining Order, defendant signed and was provided a document explaining that entering the
grounds or property of a domestic violence shelter in which the person’s household member resides constitutes
an additional misdemeanor charge and, if in possession of a dangerous weapon, an additional felony charge.
If the charges that have been brought against you are discharged, dismissed, or nolle prossed or if you are found
7.
not guilty, you may have your record expunged.
8. Defendant is required to keep court notified of any change of address until final disposition of charge(s).
Appearance or
Hearing Date:
Judge’s Signature
Defendant's Signature
Defendant refused to sign.
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