Legal Information: South Carolina

South Carolina Crimes

Laws current as of
March 26, 2018

Crimes

Even if you do not qualify for an order of protection or a restraining order against stalking or harassment, the abuser may have committed a crime. If you call the police, they may arrest him/her for a crime and you may get a restraining order through the criminal court. Remember that even if you do have a domestic violence protective order or a civil no-contact order, you can still report him/her to the police if you believe s/he committed a crime against you.

If the abuser has misused technology in a way that you believe may be a crime, go to our Abuse Using Technology section to learn what types of behaviors are covered under criminal state laws.

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in South Carolina?
If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in South Carolina?

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in South Carolina?

Here is a list of some possible crimes in South Carolina that the abuser may have committed. You can click on the links to read the legal definition of each crime on our State Statutes page:

If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in South Carolina?

The South Carolina Office of the Attorney General has information on South Carolina Crime Victims' Constitutional Rights.

For information on victims' compensation in South Carolina, visit the Department of Crime Victim Compensation website, or contact them by telephone at (803) 734-1900.

You may learn more about crimes by calling your local police department, sheriff's department, or district attorney's office. See our SC Sheriff Departments page for the contact information for your local sheriff's department.

If you are a victim of domestic violence and have been charged with a crime, you can go to our Battered Women Charged with Crimes page.

Other organizations for victims of crime are listed on our National Organizations - Crime Victims page.