§ 16-5-10 Conspiracy against civil rights
§ 16-5-20 Punishment for commission of additional crimes
§ 16-5-30 Duty and liability of officers
§ 16-5-40 Duty of officers to execute warrants
§ 16-5-50 Penalty for hindering officers or rescuing prisoners
§ 16-5-60 Suits against county for damages to person or property resulting from violation of person’s civil rights
§ 16-5-70 Indemnity for property destroyed by mob or riot
§ 16-5-80 Damages not recoverable from county when property damage results from plaintiff’s illegal or negligent conduct
§ 16-5-90 Preservation of property owner’s right of action against participants in mob or riot resulting in damage to property
§ 16-5-100 Jurisdiction of circuit courts
§ 16-5-110 County’s right of action against participants in mob or riot resulting in county’s liability for damages to property
§ 16-5-120 Penalty for engaging in riot when weapon not used
§ 16-5-130 Penalties for instigating, aiding or participating in riot
§ 16-5-140 Enforcement of chapter

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 16 > Chapter 5

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • department: means the South Carolina Department of Revenue. See South Carolina Code 12-2-10
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • 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
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.