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February 12, 2018

Domestic violence is a major problem in South Carolina and across the United States.  South Carolina consistently ranks in the bottom 5 in national statistics on domestic violence.

What exactly is domestic violence? Section 16-25-20 of the South Carolina Code of Laws makes it unlawful to cause physical harm or injury to a person’s own household member, or, offer or attempt to cause physical harm or injury to a person’s own household member with apparent present ability under circumstances reasonably creating fear of imminent peril.  

There are four different levels of domestic violence with elevating potential punishments:  

  1. Domestic Violence of a Hig...

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