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1. What is zoning?
2. What if I want to remove a tree?
3. Why did I get selected for Jury Duty?
4. What if I ignore my jury summons or just forget about it?
5. What type of payments does the Municipal Court accept?

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1. What are your hours of operation?
2. Where are you located?
3. I cannot make it to court; or, I am already late for court - now what?
4. Am I in the right court?
5. Where is your handicapped parking?

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1. How do I file a Notice of Appeal?
2. How long do I have to file an appeal?
3. How do I file a Motion to Reopen?
4. How long do I have to file a Motion to Reopen?
5. Will I get another court date if I appeal?

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1. What happens if I missed my court date for a criminal charge?
2. What happens if I missed my court date for a traffic ticket?
3. Can I reschedule/continue my court date?
4. Do I have to be in court today?
5. Something unexpected has come up (e.g. illness, car issues, etc.) and I cannot make my court date today. Can you tell the judge/officer or continue my case?
6. Why didn't the judge dismiss my case since the officer was not there?
7. Can I represent myself?
8. My child (age 17 or older) received a ticket for curfew violation, possession of tobacco, or underage drinking. Does he/she need to go to court?
9. My child (age 16 or older) received a traffic ticket. Does [s]he need to appear in court?
10. What is the procedure for entering a plea to a criminal charge?
11. What happens at a trial?
12. Can I plead by phone?
13. How long is the court session? Will it last longer than an hour?
14. Can I get a prayer for judgment?
15. Can I appear earlier than my trial date and time and speak with the judge?
16. Can I pay my ticket and still appear to plead not guilty?

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1. How long is the Criminal Domestic Violence (CDV) program?
2. Does the Criminal Domestic Violence (CDV) program cost anything?
3. What happens if I do/did not show up on the assigned date?
4. What happens if I do/did not complete the Criminal Domestic Violence (CDV) program?
5. What if I can't do the Criminal Domestic Violence (CDV) program?

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1. What do I do if my driver's license is suspended for failing to pay a traffic ticket?
2. What is this letter you sent me saying if I don't pay my ticket my license will be suspended?

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1. What type of payments do you accept?
2. Why won't you take my check?
3. Can I use my credit/debit card to post bail?
4. When do I have to have my fine?
5. Can my fine be deducted from monies posted for my bond?
6. What will happen if I don't pay my fine by the due date?
7. Can I just pay the amount on the warrant and not go to jail?
8. Can I pay my fine online?
9. Can I pay my fine over the phone?
10. Can I pay my ticket and still appear to plead not guilty?
11. When will I get my bond money back?
12. When will I get my money back?
13. Who gets the money on a refund?
14. What are court costs?
15. Why do I have to pay court costs when I didn't go to court?
16. Why are my court costs so high?
17. What are your hours of operation?
18. Where are you located?
19. What do I do about the officer being rude?
20. Why aren't the employees more helpful?
21. Will you call the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and tell them I paid my ticket?
22. What is the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) telephone number?

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1. How do I file a complaint about an officer?
2. How do I get an attorney?
3. What attorney should I call to handle my case?
4. I can do this in another court. Why can't I do it here?
5. What do I do if I don't think the judge got all the information about my case before I was found guilty?
6. What will be my sentence?
7. Why did I receive this charge?
8. Will the judge put me in jail for this?
9. Can I represent myself?
10. I have asked you several questions and you won't answer them. Why aren't you more helpful?
11. What happens at a trial?
12. What happens at the arraignment?
13. Can I plead by phone?
14. My relative got arrested. Who do I talk to?
15. What victim services are available?
16. What have I been charged with?
17. What sentence will I get if I plead guilty?

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1. How do I get house arrest?
2. How long is the house arrest program?
3. Does the house arrest program cost anything?
4. What happens if I do/did not show up on assigned date?
5. What if I can't do the house arrest program?

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1. Can I get out of jail if served with a bench warrant?
2. What happens if I go to jail?
3. What is a surety bond?
4. Can I use my credit/debit card to post bail?
5. What is a recognizance bond?
6. What if I am in jail and have a court date?
7. How can I find out if someone is in jail?

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1. Can I tell the judge something he/she did not hear before finding me guilty?
2. I know I can't talk to the judge, but you're nice. Could you please take this message for me?
3. Can I appear earlier than my trial date and time and speak with the judge?

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1. Why me?
2. How long will the trial last?
3. Can I use the phone while on jury duty?
4. Do I get paid for jury duty?
5. Do I get a meal if I’m there late?
6. What if I ignore my jury summons or just forget about it?

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1. What is a restraining order?
2. Where can I get a restraining order?
3. What is an order of protection?
4. Where can I get an order of protection?
5. What is harassment?

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1. Why won't you do a criminal record check for me?
2. Do I have an active warrant?
3. What do I do if I have an outstanding warrant on me?
4. How can I get this warrant off my record?
5. Can I see my expunged file?
6. Can I see my sealed file?
7. This isn't supposed to be on my criminal record. Why is it showing up?
8. This isn't supposed to be on my driving record. Why is it showing up?
9. Can I get my record expunged?

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1. What is annexation?
2. Why annex into the Town of Summerville?
3. Are there any additional costs to being in the Town limits?
4. What is the process if I want annex?
5. Is it possible for my entire neighborhood to annex into the Town?
6. Am I eligible for annexation?

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1. What is zoning?
2. How do I find out if my property is located in unincorporated Dorchester, Charleston or Berkeley County or within the Town of Summerville? Why is that important?
3. How do I find the zoning and allowed uses of my property?
4. I am considering rezoning, or changing the use of my property. What do I need to do?
5. How can I find out the rules for developing or making use of my property?
6. Can I split (subdivide) my land?
7. What are the building setbacks on my property?
8. What if I need an address?
9. What if I want to remove a tree?
10. What is the Planning Commission?
11. What is the Commercial Design Review Board?
12. What is the Historic District/Board of Architectural Review?
13. What is the Board of Zoning Appeals?
14. How do I know if my project has to go before a Committee, Commission, Board or Town Council as part of the review process?