§ 17-25-10 No person shall be punished until legally convicted
§ 17-25-20 Punishment for felony when not specially provided
§ 17-25-30 Sentence when no punishment is provided
§ 17-25-45 Life sentence for person convicted for certain crimes
§ 17-25-50 Considering closely connected offenses as one offense
§ 17-25-60 Change of sentence when former convictions were not considered at time of imposition
§ 17-25-65 Reduction of sentence for substantial assistance to the State; motion practice
§ 17-25-70 Authority of local officials to require able-bodied convicted persons to perform labor in public interest
§ 17-25-80 Authority of Commissioner of Department of Corrections as to convicts sentenced to hard labor
§ 17-25-100 Suspension of sentence in misdemeanor cases
§ 17-25-110 Suspension of sentence shall run for period of time prescribed by judge
§ 17-25-120 Restitution of stolen goods
§ 17-25-125 Sentence for crimes involving the unlawful taking or receiving of or malicious injury to property may not be suspended unless restitution made
§ 17-25-130 Accepted plea of guilty as equivalent of jury recommendation of mercy for sentencing purposes
§ 17-25-135 Entry of sex offenders on Central Registry of Child Abuse and Neglect upon conviction of certain crimes
§ 17-25-137 Liability of court imposing alternative sentence

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 17 > Chapter 25 > Article 1

  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • 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.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • 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.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.