How do I file a complaint about an officer?
You will need to contact the Greer Police Department at 864-848-2151. They are located at 102 South Main Street, Greer, SC 29651. Greer Municipal Court employees are not authorized to speak for officers or about an officer's actions.
How do I get an attorney?
You have the right to hire your own attorney. If you cannot afford one, you may apply for a court-appointed attorney. The judge will consider the request, and based on criteria established by state law, determine whether you are eligible for court-appointed counsel.
What attorney should I call to handle my case?
Court employees are not allowed to recommend specific attorneys or law firms. You should contact the South Carolina Bar Association's free attorney referral service at 800-868-2284. You can also check phone listings or ask your friends for recommendations.
I can do this in another court. Why can't I do it here?
While Greer Municipal Court is a part of South Carolina's unified court system. The court is subject to all laws, regulations, and directives from the South Carolina Judicial Department, South Carolina Court Administration, and State Codes of Law. These laws provide parameters and guidance. Individual courts (municipal and magistrate) have the ability to design court-specific business processes.
What can I do if I don't think the judge got all the information about my case before I was found guilty?
You can file a Request for Reconsideration within five calendar days of being found guilty or you can file a Notice of Appeal within 10 calendar days of being found guilty. Calendar days include Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. If the fifth or tenth day falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, you may file on the next business day.
What will be my sentence?
All cases in Greer Municipal Court are heard and evaluated on their individual merits. Each element is considered when a judge makes a decision. No one, other than the judge, can say what he/she would do in your particular case.
Why did I receive this charge?
You will need to contact the officer or his/her supervisor at (864) 848-2151. You may need to leave a message once your call is forwarded to an individual office. Greer Municipal Court employees are not authorized to speak for officers or about an officer's actions.
Will the judge put me in jail for this?
All cases in Greer Municipal Court are heard and evaluated on their individual merits. Each element is considered when a judge makes a decision. No one, other than the judge, can say what she/he would do in your particular case.
Can I represent myself?
According to state statute, you may represent yourself. You have the right to introduce evidence, examine and cross-examine witnesses, make closing arguments, and otherwise present a defense to the charges. You will be held to the same standards as an attorney.
What happens at the arraignment?
You are advised of your rights and charges, and of the consequences of convictions and for not appearing in court. Bail/bond is determined during this process.
What victim services are available?
Victim services for Municipal Court cases are available through the Greer Police Department by calling 864-848-2151.
The victim advocate can explain the judicial system, act as a link between the prosecutor and the victim, give current case status information, assist in obtaining orders of protection, make referrals (counseling, food, shelter, etc.), and escort victims while they testify or appear at hearings.
What number should I call if I have a Civil case?
Contact East Greenville Summary Court at 320 W. Main St., Taylors, SC 29687. You may reach the Court by telephone at 864-467-4625.