Family Court Appearance Schedule

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: 

All Family Court activities are suspended until May 1, 2020. Only EMERGENCY hearings will be held during this time.

Read the full Order from the Supreme Court of South Carolina

 

Any juvenile ticket that is written from March 20 – May 1 needs to include court dates that are listed on this web page ONLY – please have the officer check the web page at the time of the issuance of the ticket.  Do not use the current schedule that you might have as those court dates have been canceled.

Any juvenile that is detained will have a detention hearing on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. However, be warned in advance, it is extremely likely that the hearing will be held out of your county as the hearings are rotating between Greenwood, Laurens, and Newberry counties (ALL Abbeville County detainees will be held out of county).  Also, juvenile detention hearings are likely to be the only hearings heard on any given day; therefore, if transport is requested at 8:45 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. hearing, transport needs to occur so that the juvenile is at court at 8:45 a.m.

***There will be NO emergency hearings held in Abbeville County until after May 1.***

Abbeville Family Court Schedule

Offense Date1st AppearanceTime2nd AppearanceTime
March 2020May 12, 202012 p.m.May 12, 20202 p.m.
April 2020May 12, 202012 p.m.May 12, 20202 p.m.
May 2020June 16, 202012 p.m.June 16, 20202 p.m.
***There will be NO emergency hearings held in Abbeville County until after May 1.***

Greenwood Family Court Schedule

Offense Date1st AppearanceTime 2nd AppearanceTime
March 2020May 12, 20208:30 a.m.May 26, 20208:30 a.m.
April 2020May 12, 20208:30 a.m.May 26, 20208:30 a.m.
May 2020June 16, 20208:30 a.m.June 30, 20208:30 a.m.

Laurens Family Court Schedule

Offense Date1st AppearanceTime2nd AppearanceTime
March 2020May 26, 20209:30 a.m.May 28, 20209 a.m.
April 2020May 26, 20209:30 a.m.May 28, 20209 a.m.
May 2020June 22, 20209:30 a.m.June 25, 20209 a.m.

Newberry Family Court Schedule

Offense Date1st AppearanceTime2nd AppearanceTime
March 2020May 7, 202011 a.m.May 7, 20202 p.m.
April 2020May 7, 202011 a.m.May 7, 20202 p.m.
May 2020June 4, 202011 a.m.June 4, 20202 p.m.