Legal Statutes: South Carolina
UPDATED December 3, 2012
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- Code of Laws of South Carolina (select statutes)
- Title 16. Crimes & Offenses
- Chapter 1. Felonies and Misdemeanors; Accessories
- Chapter 3. Offenses against the Person
- Article 17. Harassment and Stalking
- Chapter 23. Offenses Involving Weapons
- Title 20. Domestic Relations
- Chapter 3. Divorce
- Article 1. Divorces in This State
- Chapter 4. Protection from Domestic Abuse
- Article 1. Protection from Domestic Abuse
- Article 3. Uniform Interstate Enforcement of Domestic Violence Protection Orders Act
- Title 63. South Carolina Children's Code
- Chapter 15. Child Custody and Visitation
- Article 1. General Provisions
Article 17. Harassment and Stalking
back to top16-3-1710. Penalties for conviction of harassment in the second degree.
(A) Except as provided in subsection (B), a person who engages in harassment in the second degree is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than two hundred dollars, imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both.
(B) A person convicted of harassment in the second degree is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than one thousand dollars, imprisoned not more than one year, or both if:
(1) the person has a prior conviction of harassment or stalking within the preceding ten years; or
(2) at the time of the harassment an injunction or restraining order was in effect prohibiting the harassment.
(C) In addition to the penalties provided in this section, a person convicted of harassment in the second degree who received licensing or registration information pursuant to Article 4 of Chapter 3 of Title 56 and used the information in furtherance of the commission of the offense under this section must be fined two hundred dollars or imprisoned thirty days, or both.
HISTORY: 1995 Act No. 94, § 1; 1996 Act No. 458, Part II, § 31B. Amended by 2005 Act No. 106, § 7, eff January 1, 2006.