Appeals Instructions

  1. You have 10 days from the day your case is disposed of to file an appeal.
  2. You file your appeal by serving notice of the appeal upon the Judge who tried the case by stating the grounds for the appeal.
  3. You may do so by mailing or hand-delivering your appeal to:
    City of Charleston Municipal Court
    180 Lockwood Boulevard
    Charleston, SC 29403
  4. Include
    • Your full name and address
    • Home and work telephone numbers
    • Ticket or warrant number
    • Date of trial and charge (if known) - A detailed explanation of your reason for filing
  5. The Municipal Court will file the notice of appeal with the Court of Common Pleas for Charleston County along with the record and transcript of the testimony taken at trial.
  6. If you want your sentence to be stayed or held until your appeal has been heard, then you must ask the Trial Judge to do this at the time you file your appeal. You may do so in writing or by appearing in court. The Judge may require you to post bail or a Surety Bond with conditions.
  7. When the appeal has been filed, you will be notified of the hearing date by the Clerk of Court of Common Pleas, whose location is:
    • 100 Broad Street
      Charleston, SC 29401
    • You should contact that office for the status of your appeal at (843) 958-5000 or (843) 958-4400