The Supreme Court of South Carolina
Re: Charleston County Adult Drug Court Program
Pursuant to the provisions of Article V, Section 4 of the South Carolina Constitution,
IT IS ORDERED that the Honorable Irvin G. Condon, Probate Judge for Charleston County, or the Honorable Peter A. Kouten, or the Honorable Lenna S. Kirchner, or the Honorable David L. Michel, all of whom are duly appointed Associate Probate Judges for Charleston County are hereby assigned to preside over the Charleston County Adult Drug Court Program. Pursuant to this assignment, Judge Condon or Judge Kouten, or Judge Kirchner, or Judge Michel may preside over motions and other proceedings related to the defendants participating in the Charleston County Adult Drug Court Program. Pursuant to this assignment, Judge Condon or Judge Kouten, or Judge Kirchner, or Judge Michel may impose sanctions for violations of the conditions of the Adult Drug Court Program. Sanctions may include, but are not limited to, public service work, additional treatment, or termination of participation in the Adult Drug Court Program.
This order takes effect and remains in effect unless amended or rescinded by the Chief Justice. The Ninth Judicial Circuit Adult Drug Court Program order dated July 28, 2017 is hereby rescinded.
s/Donald W. Beatty
Donald W. Beatty
Chief Justice of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
May 30, 2023