Cowpens, SC asked in DUI / DWI and Domestic Violence for South Carolina

Q: I got a domestic assault charge a few months back, it got dropped, but I still have another court date. Do I have to go?

I didn't get bonded out of jail, I stayed 3 weeks and the judge let me out after then. The person that I hit didn't show up to testify against me so they had to drop it, I have another court date do I have to show up?. I live in tennessee.

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Stephen Grooms
Stephen Grooms
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: I would recommend you reach out to the court via the clerk of court's office to verify your charge was dismissed and your presence in court is no longer needed. They should be able to direct you as to how to get verification of the dismissed/nol prossed charge in writing. You will need to look up the county and court to find out who to call.

Unless I had verification in writing, or a local attorney appearing on my behalf then I would plan to be in court. The last thing you want is a bench warrant for not appearing, or the court to have a trial in your absence.

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