§ 17-13-10 Circumstances when any person may arrest a felon or thief
§ 17-13-20 Additional circumstances when citizens may arrest; means to be used
§ 17-13-30 Officers may arrest without warrant for offenses committed in view
§ 17-13-40 Law enforcement officer jurisdiction when in pursuit of offender; authority, rights, privileges and immunities extended
§ 17-13-45 Response to distress calls or requests for assistance in adjacent jurisdictions; extension of rights, privileges and immunities
§ 17-13-47 Arrest in State by officer from Georgia or North Carolina; procedure for determining lawfulness of arrest; extradition
§ 17-13-50 Right to be informed of ground of arrest; consequences of refusal to answer or false answer
§ 17-13-60 Circumstances when persons are not to be arrested but may be served process
§ 17-13-70 Warrant authorizing breaking open gambling rooms
§ 17-13-80 Service of process on domestic and foreign corporations
§ 17-13-90 Service of criminal process on Sunday
§ 17-13-100 Escaped prisoners may be retaken on Sunday
§ 17-13-110 Confinement in industrial communities
§ 17-13-120 Persons shall not be removed from one prison to another without cause
§ 17-13-130 Penalty for signing warrant for illegal removal of prisoner
§ 17-13-140 Issuance, execution and return of search warrants for property connected with the commission of crime; inventory of property seized
§ 17-13-141 Records to be kept by judiciary officers authorized to issue search warrants; penalty
§ 17-13-150 Person served search warrant shall be furnished copy of warrant and supporting affidavit
§ 17-13-160 Form of arrest warrants and search warrants shall be prescribed by Attorney General
§ 17-13-170 Law enforcement authorization to determine immigration status; reasonable suspicion; procedures; data collection on motor vehicle stops

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 17 > Chapter 13 - Arrest, Process, Searches and Seizures

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • 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.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • 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.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • 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.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • 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.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.