FAQ

How long do I have to request my case be reopened?

5 days. §22-3-1000 provides: “No motion for a new trial may be heard unless made within five days from the rendering of the judgment.

How long do I have to file an appeal?

Any person convicted of any offense by a magistrate may appeal the sentence to the Court of Common Pleas for that county. (§18-03-0010) The appellant must serve notice of appeal upon the magistrate within ten days after sentencing and state the grounds for his appeal (§18-03-0030). If a defendant makes a motion for a new trial within five (5) days as provided in §22-03-1000, and the motion is denied the time for appeal is extended to thirty days.

Did you receive my payment?

If you require a receipt for your payment, please provide a SASE with your payment.

I lost my DL53 Compliance Form.  How can I obtain another copy?

The Court will provide the first DL53 Compliance Form at no cost. There will be a $1.00 fee for every duplicate DL53 issued.

THIS COURT WILL NOT FAX DL53 COMPLIANCE FORMS TO ANY DMVs OR OTHER RECIPIENTS.

I lost my ticket; when is my court date? What court am I suppose to appear in?

www.beaufortcourt.org