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Legal Information: South Carolina

State Gun Laws

Updated: 
March 26, 2018

What is the definition of a felony?

South Carolina state law defines felonies by dividing them into 6 classes, Class A through Class F. A Class A felony is punishable by jail time of up to 30 years, and a Class F felony is punishable by jail time of up to 5 years with the other 4 classes having maximum prison sentences in between 5 and 30 years.*

* S.C. Code § 16-1-20(A)