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South Carolina Property Crimes

Those accused of a property offense deserve a lawyer who is knowledgeable of the law. No matter the crime or circumstance, our The Jeffcoat Firm will fight to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom. In short, we are dedicated to defending those who have been wrongfully accused or who have made an unfortunate mistake and need help.

Hiring a lawyer is one of the most important decisions you will make during any legal process, and should not be based solely on advertisement. Please review our qualifications and experience, then contact our professional attorneys at The Jeffcoat Firm for a free and confidential consultation to discuss how we can protect your rights.

  1. Types of Property Crimes Cases We Handle
  2. How Can Our Property Crimes Attorneys Help?
  3. South Carolina Property Crime Statutes

Types of Property Crimes Cases We Handle 

The Jeffcoat Firm is dedicated to defending people who are accused of misdemeanor and felony property crimes including those listed below: 

  • Armed robbery
  • Attempted armed robbery
  • Arson
  • Breach of trust
  • Burglary (third, second, and first degree) 
  • Embezzlement
  • Financial transaction card (FTC) fraud or theft 
  • Fraud
  • Fraudulent check
  • Grand larceny
  • Malicious injury to personal property
  • Obtaining goods by false pretenses
  • Petit larceny
  • Possession of burglary tools
  • Shoplifting
  • Strong-arm/common law robbery 
  • Trademark/counterfeit

The penalties for property crimes vary depending on the value of the property, whether or not a vehicle was used during the commission of the crime, and/or your prior convictions, but can range from paying a fine under $500 to a ten year prison sentence. The Jeffcoat Firm is dedicated to defending our clients’ constitutional rights, freedom, and reputation. 

How Can Our Property Crimes Attorneys Help? 

When people are charged with property offenses in South Carolina, they often assume the situation is hopeless; it’s not. You don’t have to deal with these kinds of charges on your own. 

Our attorneys at The Jeffcoat Firm will do everything in their power to resolve your situation with the most beneficial outcome. You may think your charges are not serious, but the consequences of even a misdemeanor conviction can negatively affect the rest of your life. You need a criminal defense attorney that won’t quit fighting for your liberties and your long-term future.

The Jeffcoat Firm attorneys are always available, meaning you won’t waste any time waiting for a reply. Your initial consultation is free, so you have nothing to lose by contacting us.

DISCLAIMER: Any results achieved on behalf of a client in one matter does not necessarily indicate that similar results can be obtained for other clients.

South Carolina Property Crime Statutes

For more information about statutes involving SC property crimes, please refer directly to the South Carolina Code of Laws

16-11-20.Making, mending or possessing tools or other implements capable of being used in crime.

16-11-110.Arson.

16-11-125.Making false claim or statement in support of claim to obtain insurance benefits for fire or explosion loss.

16-11-190.Attempts to burn

16-11-311.Burglary; first degree.

16-11-312.Burglary; second degree.

16-11-313.Burglary; third degree.

16-11-325.Common law robbery classified as felony; penalty.

16-11-330.Robbery and attempted robbery while armed with deadly weapon.

16-11-380.Entering bank, depository or building and loan association with intent to steal; theft or solicitation of person using automated teller machine

16-11-390.Safecracking.

16-11-510.Malicious injury to animals and other personal property

16-11-523.Obtaining nonferrous metals unlawfully; disruption of communication or electrical service.

16-11-620.Entering premises after warning or refusing to leave on request; jurisdiction and enforcement.

16-11-911.Definitions; unlawful recording of motion pictures.

16-11-920.Penalties.

16-11-940.Penalties for violations of Section 16-11-930.

16-13-10.Forgery.

16-13-30.Petit larceny; grand larceny.

16-13-110.Shoplifting.

16-13-135.Retail theft; penalties.

16-13-150.Purse snatching.

16-13-170.Entering house or vessel without breaking with intent to steal; attempt to enter.

16-13-180.Receiving stolen goods, chattels, or other property; receiving or possessing property represented by law enforcement as stolen; penalties

16-13-210.Embezzlement of public funds.

16-13-220.Embezzlement of public funds; presumption on proof of failure to account for receipts.

16-13-230.Breach of trust with fraudulent intent.

16-13-240.Obtaining signature or property by false pretenses.

16-13-510.Financial identity fraud or identity fraud; penalty.

16-13-525.Financial identity fraud enabling unlawfully present alien to live or work in United States; penalties.

16-14-20.Financial transaction card or number theft.

16-14-40.Financial transaction card forgery.

16-14-60.Financial transaction card fraud.

16-14-80.Criminally receiving goods and services fraudulently obtained.

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