What is an SCI?
Many times I am asked what is an SCI in a criminal matter. An SCI occurs
when an individual who is charged with a felony decides while a case is
pending in a lower justice court to take a plea to a felony charges and
the matter is moved to county court for a plea to be entered. A plea for
a felony matter can only be made in a county court. In order for a case
to be brought before a county court an indictment must be entered or the
case can be moved to county court pursuant to an SCI. An SCI is a Superior
Court Information and permits a case to be moved to county court for purposes
of entering a plea.