State Summary

The South Carolina Second Chance Expungement Gap

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The following is a summary of the law prepared by law students under the supervision of a professor based on consulting multiple sources. It is only up to date as of the dates shown below and in many cases we had to make judgment calls. Therefore we encourage you to also consult the sources below, as well as the Restoration of Rights Project that include summaries of the law for all 50 states and US territories.

Sources: Restoration of Rights New York Report (August 2020)

Summary of the Law

Primary Sources: South Carolina Code 17-22-910. Applications for expungement; administration ยป LawServer (2019) | Section 22-5-910. Expungement of criminal records (2019) | Section 22-5-930. Expungement; first offense drug convictions (2019)

Secondary Sources: Apple Tree SC Expungement Reference Guide (2020) | CCRC South Carolina (6/16/20) | SLED FAQs


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