§ 56-1-5 Department of Motor Vehicles Established; transfer of power from the Department of Public Safety; appointment, powers, and duties of the Executive Director; independent review
§ 56-1-10 Definitions
§ 56-1-15 Administration of driver’s license examination; random testing of driver’s license applicants; contractor’s failure to conform to licensing laws
§ 56-1-20 Driver’s license required; surrender and disposition of out-of-state licenses; local licenses
§ 56-1-25 Disclosure of confidential information during transfer of power to Department of Motor Vehicles
§ 56-1-30 Persons exempt from licensing requirements
§ 56-1-35 Driver’s license for members of the armed services and dependents
§ 56-1-35 v2 Driver’s license for members of the armed services and dependents
§ 56-1-40 Persons who may not be licensed or have their license renewed; beginner’s permit
§ 56-1-50 Beginner’s permit; hours and conditions of vehicle operation; renewal and fee; driver’s training course; eligibility for full licensure
§ 56-1-70 Temporary driver’s permit
§ 56-1-80 Application for license or permit
§ 56-1-85 REAL ID Act
§ 56-1-87 REAL ID card issuance
§ 56-1-90 Identification necessary for license
§ 56-1-100 Application by unemancipated minor
§ 56-1-110 Imputed liability of person signing application for damages caused by uninsured minor
§ 56-1-120 Release from imputed liability by cancellation of permit or license
§ 56-1-125 Registration with U.S. Selective Service when applying for driver’s license or identification card
§ 56-1-130 License examinations; basic and classified licenses
§ 56-1-135 Designated driver for fire extinguishment, special endorsement; safety officers
§ 56-1-140 Issuance of license; necessary fees, signature, and contents; veteran designation
§ 56-1-140 v2 Issuance of license; necessary fees, signature, and contents; veteran designation
§ 56-1-143 Contribution to Donate Life South Carolina when obtaining or renewing driver’s license
§ 56-1-146 Surrender of driver’s license by person convicted of certain crimes
§ 56-1-148 Identifying code affixed on driver’s license of person convicted of certain crimes
§ 56-1-170 Restricted licenses; penalties for violations; hearings; special restricted driver’s licenses
§ 56-1-171 Suspension for failure to pay child support; route-restricted license
§ 56-1-175 Issuance of conditional driver’s license
§ 56-1-176 Conditions for issuance of conditional driver’s license and special restricted driver’s license
§ 56-1-180 Special restricted licenses for certain minors
§ 56-1-185 Removal of restrictions postponed; suspension of license
§ 56-1-187 Permitting dependent to operate motor vehicle without learner’s permit or in violation of permit restrictions; civil penalties; admissibility of civil fine in private cause of action
§ 56-1-190 License must be carried and exhibited on demand
§ 56-1-200 Duplicate for lost or destroyed license; fee
§ 56-1-205 Hearing impaired designations on driver’s licenses
§ 56-1-210 Expiration of license; renewal and re-examination; persons on active military duty
§ 56-1-215 Renewal of expired license
§ 56-1-218 Driver’s license extensions
§ 56-1-220 Vision screenings required for initial license; certification of minimum standards for renewal; unlawful operation of vehicle with defective vision; penalty
§ 56-1-221 Medical Advisory Board
§ 56-1-222 Driver’s licenses issued to wearers of bioptic telescopic lenses
§ 56-1-225 Reexamination of drivers involved in four accidents within twenty-four months
§ 56-1-230 Notification of change of address or name
§ 56-1-240 Cancellation and surrender of license
§ 56-1-245 Conditions for waiver of license reinstatement fee
§ 56-1-250 Cancellation of license or permit upon death of person signing minor’s application
§ 56-1-260 Effect of cancellation of license
§ 56-1-270 Suspension, revocation, or restriction of license on re-examination
§ 56-1-280 Mandatory suspension or revocation
§ 56-1-285 Revocation or refusal to renew license for nonpayment of fees
§ 56-1-286 Suspension of license or permit or denial of issuance of license or permit to persons under the age of twenty-one who drive motor vehicles with certain amount of alcohol concentration
§ 56-1-288 Tax refund garnishment for failure to comply with financial responsibility
§ 56-1-290 Revocation for operating unlicensed taxis in certain counties
§ 56-1-292 Suspension for failure to pay for gasoline
§ 56-1-300 Suspension or revocation of license without preliminary hearing
§ 56-1-310 Suspension or revocation of nonresident’s driving privilege
§ 56-1-320 Suspension or revocation of resident’s license or nonresident’s driving privilege upon conviction in another state
§ 56-1-330 Courts shall report certain convictions
§ 56-1-340 Reports of convictions and records may be sent to other states; fees
§ 56-1-345 Fees charged for Freedom of Information Act request
§ 56-1-350 Notice of cancellation, suspension, or revocation of license; surrender of license
§ 56-1-360 Form and proof of notice
§ 56-1-365 Surrender of driver’s license; fine; Department of Motor Vehicles to receive disposition and license surrender information; notice to defendant of suspension or revocation; multiple offenses; punishable offense
§ 56-1-370 Review of cancellation, suspension, or revocation of license
§ 56-1-380 Period of suspension or revocation; renewal or restoration of license
§ 56-1-385 Reinstatement of permanently revoked driver’s license
§ 56-1-390 Fee for reinstatement of license; disposition of fee proceeds
§ 56-1-395 Driver’s license reinstatement fee payment program
§ 56-1-396 Driver’s license suspension amnesty period
§ 56-1-400 Surrender of license; issuance of new license; endorsing suspension and ignition interlock device on license
§ 56-1-420 Effect of dissolution of injunction restraining suspension or revocation of license
§ 56-1-430 Appeal from conviction making suspension or revocation mandatory as supersedeas
§ 56-1-440 Penalties for driving without license; summary court jurisdiction
§ 56-1-450 Penalties for unlawful operation after conviction for which suspension or revocation of license mandatory
§ 56-1-460 Penalties for driving while license cancelled, suspended or revoked; route restricted license
§ 56-1-463 Inapplicability of penalty provision when suspension based on lack of notice of payment of fines
§ 56-1-464 Cancellation, suspension, or revocation of license based on out-of-state violation
§ 56-1-465 Notice of suspension required
§ 56-1-470 Unlawful to operate vehicle under foreign license while license is suspended or revoked
§ 56-1-475 Driver permitted to drive in State with valid out-of-state license after expiration of state period of suspension
§ 56-1-478 Reciprocal agreements for collection of fines, fees, and other costs
§ 56-1-480 Unlawful to permit unauthorized person to drive
§ 56-1-490 Unlawful for parent or guardian to permit unauthorized minor to drive
§ 56-1-500 Penalties for violations of article
§ 56-1-510 Unlawful use of license; fraudulent application
§ 56-1-515 Unlawful alteration of license; sale or issuance of fictitious license; use of another’s license or other false documentation to defraud or violate law; violations and penalties
§ 56-1-540 Files, records, and indexes to be kept
§ 56-1-550 Fee for expediting request for copy of document or record

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 56 > Chapter 1 > Article 1

  • Adaptive parenting equipment: means equipment or any other item that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the parenting capabilities of a person with a disability. See South Carolina Code 63-21-10
  • Adaptive parenting techniques: means strategies for accomplishing childcare and other parenting tasks that enable a person with a disability to execute a task safely for themselves and their children alone or in conjunction with adaptive parenting equipment. See South Carolina Code 63-21-10
  • 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.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • 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.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Child: means a person under the age of eighteen. See South Carolina Code 63-1-40
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Court: means the family court. See South Carolina Code 63-1-40
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • 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 Social Services. See South Carolina Code 63-21-10
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Disability: means a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of an individual, a record of an impairment, or being regarded as having an impairment, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, and as interpreted broadly under that act. See South Carolina Code 63-21-10
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Guardian: means a person who legally has the care and management of a child. See South Carolina Code 63-1-40
  • identifying code: means a symbol, number, or letter of the alphabet developed by the department to identify a person convicted of or pleading guilty or nolo contendere to a crime of violence as defined in Section 16-23-10(3) on or after July 1, 2011. See South Carolina Code 56-1-148
  • 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.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Judge: means the judge of the family court. See South Carolina Code 63-1-40
  • 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
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • 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.
  • Parent: means biological parent, adoptive parents, step-parent, or person with legal custody. See South Carolina Code 63-1-40
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • 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.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Revocable trust: A trust agreement that can be canceled, rescinded, revoked, or repealed by the grantor (person who establishes the trust).
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Supportive services: means services that help a person with a disability compensate for those aspects of the disability that affect the ability to care for a child and that enables the person to fulfill parental responsibilities including, but not limited to, specialized or adapted training, evaluations, and assistance with effective use of adaptive equipment, and accommodations that enable a person with a disability to benefit from other services, such as braille text or sign language interpretation. See South Carolina Code 63-21-10
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • 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.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.