South Carolina Theft FAQs

What constitutes theft in South Carolina?

Theft in South Carolina involves unlawfully taking someone else’s property with the intent to permanently deprive them of it.

Is shoplifting a felony in South Carolina?

Shoplifting can be a misdemeanor or felony in South Carolina, depending on the value of the stolen goods and any prior convictions.

How is grand theft different from petty theft?

Grand theft typically involves stealing property of higher value, while petty theft concerns lesser-valued items. The value threshold differs by jurisdiction.

Can theft charges be dropped or reduced in South Carolina?

Theft charges can likely be dropped or reduced if there’s insufficient evidence, if restitution is made, or through plea bargains.

What are the consequences of a theft conviction in South Carolina?

Consequences can range from fines, community service, and probation, to imprisonment, depending on the severity and circumstances of the theft.

South Carolina Code of Laws – Theft

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