(A) Applications for expungement of all criminal records must be administered by the solicitor’s office in each circuit in the State as authorized pursuant to:

(1) Section 34-11-90(e), first offense misdemeanor fraudulent check;

Terms Used In South Carolina Code 17-22-910

  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.

(2) Section 44-53-450(b), conditional discharge;

(3) Section 22-5-910, first offense conviction in magistrates court;

(4) Section 22-5-920, youthful offender act;

(5) Section 22-5-930, first offense simple possession or possession with intent to distribute drug convictions;

(6) Section 56-5-750(F), first offense failure to stop when signaled by a law enforcement vehicle;

(7) Section 17-22-150(a), pretrial intervention;

(8) Section 17-1-40, criminal records destruction, except as provided in Section 17-22-950;

(9) Section 63-19-2050, juvenile expungements;

(10) Section 17-22-530(A), alcohol education program;

(11) Section 17-22-330(A), traffic education program;

(12) Section 17-22-1010, Youth Challenge Academy and Jobs Challenge Program; and

(13) any other statutory authorization.

(B) A person’s eligibility for expungement of an offense contained in this section, or authorized by any other provision of law, must be based on the offense that the person pled guilty to or was convicted of committing and not on an offense for which the person may have been charged. In addition, if an offense for which a person was convicted is subsequently repealed and the elements of the offense are consistent with an existing similar offense which is currently eligible for expungement, a person’s eligibility for expungement of an offense must be based on the existing similar offense.

(C) The provisions of this section apply retroactively to allow expungement as provided by law for each offense delineated in subsection (A) by persons convicted prior to the enactment of this section or the addition of a specific item contained in subsection (A).