Firearms or other weapons of any kind are not permitted within the Dorchester County Circuit Court building unless carried by law enforcement officers entering the building in performance of their official duties. Any weapons identified during screening or at any other time, except those carried by a law enforcement officer in the exercise of their official duties, shall be impounded and retained for use as evidence, and may be forfeited, destroyed, or otherwise disposed of in accordance with law. Any person unlawfully carrying weapons within the Dorchester County Circuit Court building is subject to criminal prosecution.
Electronic devices, cell phones, computers and cameras are prohibited on the second floor of the Courthouse. Please see Administrative Order 2023-03
for further information.
If you would like to request a video hearing for your case
, please file your request with the court
as soon as possible to make that request (but no later than 5 business days in advance of your hearing
) using the Motion for Remote Proceeding or to Appear Remotely Form
. Please refer to the Guidelines
for instructions on your remote hearing well in advance. Your request for a remote hearing implies consent
with the Guidelines.