I am a bit confused as to where to get the affiant warrant and its form. The magistrate seems to have the authority to issue one, but the line that states the form is designed by the Attorney General doesn't make sense. There's a form? No. 3, 4, 7 don't make sense either.I thought it was a list of charges etc., that I would have to furnish with evidence showing the crime (perjury) had occurred.
South Carolina Code 22-5-115.
B) The Attorney General must design the form containing the summons to appear. The form must include:
(1) an affidavit that establishes probable cause;
(2) a description of the charges against the defendant;
(3) the date, time, and place of the trial;
(4) the name of the issuing officer;
(5) the defendant's and affiant's name, address, and telephone number;
(6) the date and location of the incident; and
(7) notice that the defendant may be tried in his absence or a bench warrant may be issued for his arrest
If the magistrate issues an affiant warrant, they are going to also set a trial date? see #3 and #7
Who is the issuing officer? #4 Is that the person who serves the warrant? How would I know who that is or go about getting it done?