The Supreme Court of South Carolina
RE: Filing Indictments With the Clerk of Court
Rule 3(c), SCRCrimP, requires solicitors to file indictments with the Clerk of Court. In some counties, solicitors are retaining the original indictments which have been returned by the grand jury until the proceedings are concluded. This local practice leads to problems and confusion in some cases. Accordingly, effective the date of this order, all original indictments which have been returned by the grand jury shall immediately be filed with the Clerk of Court.
IT IS SO ORDERED
|s/Jean Hoefer Toal
Jean Hoefer Toal, Chief Justice
Columbia, South Carolina
October 23, 2002