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Municipal Court

Robert Stucks takes the oath of office to become City of Darlington Municipal Court Judge

The City of Darlington Municipal Court is located in Darlington City Hall at 400 Pearl Street. City of Darlington Municipal Judge is Robert Stucks.

City Attorney Kevin Ethridge swears in Mark James as Associate Justice for the City of Darlington in February 2021.

Mark James has been hired as the Associate Justice to fill the seat left vacant by the passing of Judge Taft Guiles in January 2021.

All in-person court proceedings statewide beginning on or after January 11, 2021, are hereby suspended until further Order of the South Carolina Chief Justice, subject to limited exceptions. Read the full notice here.

Call (843) 398-4004 to reach the City of Darlington Municipal Court.

Additional Resources

S.C. Judicial Branch: Link to the State Judicial Branch of Government, including the State Supreme Court and Court of Appeals

S.C. Legal Services: South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS) provides free legal assistance in a wide variety of civil (non-criminal) legal matters to eligible low income residents of South Carolina. (888) 346-5592

Darlington County Magistrate’s Office: Magistrates mainly handle traffic violations and criminal misdemeanors with a maximum fine of $500 or 30 days in jail. They also issue arrest warrants. Magistrates hear civil cases involving money up to $7,500. These cases can be over money owed others, defaulted credit payments and landlord-tenant disagreements. Darlington office is located at 115 Camp Road, Darlington. 843-398-4340 main office 843-398-4458 fax

Darlington County Probate Court: The Probate Court handles various legal issues, mostly marriage licenses, estates of the deceased, conservatorships for minors and incapacitated adults, guardianships for incapacitated adults, and involuntary commitments for those with mental and alcohol or drug problems. Probate court forms can be found at sccourts.org. 843-398-4310

South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense: The Commission on Indigent Defense, through the Office of Indigent Defense and its divisions, and in cooperation and consultation with other state agencies, professional associations and other groups interested in the administration of criminal justice and the improvement and expansion of defender services, establishes and monitors programs and services for legal representation to indigent defendants charged with criminal offenses in the courts of the state. The agency also oversees the payment to court appointed attorneys for certain legal services performed on behalf of indigent clients in the Family Courts of the state. 803-734-1343

S.C. Bar Association: The South Carolina Bar began in 1884 as the South Carolina Bar Association, a voluntary organization of approximately 200 lawyers. The South Carolina State Bar was created in 1968. The two organizations were merged in 1975. Currently the Bar has a membership of more than 16,000. 803-799-6653

American Bar Association: Founded in 1878, the ABA is committed to advancing the rule of law across the United States and beyond by providing practical resources for legal professionals, law school accreditation, model ethics codes and more. 800-285-2221