South Carolina Criminal Statute of Limitations

In South Carolina there are no overarching criminal statutes of limitations, and few statutes of limitations for individual offenses (statutes like S.C. Code Ann.  § 34-11-60, regarding bad/fraudulent checks, may be a rare exception). For most crimes, offenders may be prosecuted no matter how much time has lapsed since the incident.

Source: Alan L. Adlestein, Conflict of the Criminal Statute of Limitations with Lesser Offenses at Trial, 37 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 199 (1995),; S.C. Code Ann.  § 34-11-60.

Back to State Criminal Defense Statutes

Swipe to view more

Talk to a Lawyer

Want to talk to an attorney? Start here.

How It Works

  1. Briefly tell us about your case
  2. Provide your contact information
  3. Connect with local attorneys