Violent Crimes in South Carolina

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Published by

Matthew Ozment

on June 15, 2023

Certain crimes in South Carolina are classified as “violent.”

The full list of those crimes can be found in S.C. Code 16-1-60 HERE.

A conviction for a violent crime can mean a longer sentence, having to serve a higher percentage of a sentence before being eligible for release, and can also have other effects long after any sentence, probation, or parole is completed.

A conviction for a violent crime will prevent firearm possession or ownership under South Carolina state law, it could also prevent access to federally assisted housing, limit employment opportunities, or interfere with a person’s ability to receive student aid.

Facing a violent crime in South Carolina is serious, but the consequences go far beyond any potential jail sentence. If you are facing allegations of a crime of violence, consider talking with a lawyer who is aware of all the consequences of a conviction. The lawyers at Grove Ozment may be able to help you – contact us online or give us a call today!