§ 16-27-10 Short title
§ 16-27-20 Definitions
§ 16-27-30 Acts or omissions constituting felonies; penalties
§ 16-27-40 Acts constituting misdemeanors upon conviction of first or second offense and constituting felonies upon conviction of third or subsequent offense; penalties
§ 16-27-50 Applicability of cruelty provisions; presumption of cruelty
§ 16-27-55 Forfeiture of property of one found in violation of act
§ 16-27-60 Inapplicability of chapter to certain activities and to game fowl
§ 16-27-70 Relationship to other laws
§ 16-27-80 Applicability of chapter to hunting dogs and certain events

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 16 > Chapter 27 - Animal Fighting and Baiting Act

  • Animal: means any live vertebrate creature, domestic or wild. See South Carolina Code 16-27-20
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Baiting: means to provoke or to harass an animal with one or more animals with the purpose of training an animal for, or to cause an animal to engage in, fights with or among other animals or between animals and humans. See South Carolina Code 16-27-20
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • department: means the South Carolina Department of Revenue. See South Carolina Code 12-2-10
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fighting: means an attack with violence by an animal against another animal or a human. See South Carolina Code 16-27-20
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • 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.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: includes any individual, trust, estate, partnership, receiver, association, company, limited liability company, corporation, or other entity or group; and

    (2) "individual" means a human being. See South Carolina Code 12-2-20
  • Person: means every natural person or individual and any firm, partnership, association, or corporation. See South Carolina Code 16-27-20
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.