Terms Used In South Carolina Code 37-20-130

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
A person who learns or reasonably suspects that the person is the victim of identity theft may initiate a law enforcement investigation by reporting to a local law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction over the person’s actual legal residence. The law enforcement agency shall take the report, provide the complainant with a copy of the report, and begin an investigation.