Bench Trials



A bench trial is what Municipal Court refers to as “a regularly scheduled court session” falls on every Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. (excluding holidays).  The initiating/arresting officer prosecutes the case and the presiding judge determines guilt or innocence and imposes sentencing, if applicable, after hearing from all parties involved.

Please consult your Uniform Traffic Ticket or Bond Hearing form for date and time of your trial. Continuances can only be granted by the arresting officer. Please refer to your ticket or warrant for the name of your officer. You may contact him or her at the Police Department’s number, (864) 624-2000.

Criminal and traffic cases are heard during these sessions and are scheduled by the initiating/arresting officer according to his/her assigned court dates.


General Bench Trial Proceeding

Bench Trial Proceedings