A surety bond can come from a bondsman, a property with clear title, and/or friends or relatives who will make sure you will appear for court.
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If the bench warrant has a fine and/or restitution amount, the full amount can be paid with a money order, credit/debit card, or cash at:Summerville Municipal Court200 S Main StreetSummerville, SC 29483
Personal checks are not accepted.
Once the amount has been paid in full, you can be released from jail. If it does not have an amount, you will be brought before a municipal judge at the courthouse.
If you are taken to jail before 9 a.m, you will see a judicial officer, barring exigent circumstances.
State statute authorizes the payment by credit/debit card.
You sign a bond form saying you will appear for court and follow any and all conditions until your court date.
It is your responsibility to contact Summerville Municipal Court so you can be transported. If not, you will be tried in your absence and subject to contempt of court
You may either call the Dorchester, Berkeley, or Charleston County Detention Centers depending on where the incident occurred or check online using the VINELink Offender Search.