2012 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses
Section 16-11-740 - Malicious injury to telegraph, telephone or electric utility system.

SC Code § 16-11-740 (2012) What's This?

It is unlawful for a person, without the consent of the owner, to wilfully:

(1) destroy, damage, or in any way injure a telegraph, telephone, electric utility system, satellite dish, or cable television system, including poles, cables, wires, fixtures, antennas, amplifiers, or other apparatus, equipment, or appliances;

(2) obstruct, impede, or impair their services or transmissions or;

(3) aid, agree with, employ, or conspire with a person to do or cause to be done any of the acts mentioned in this section.

A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be fined in the discretion of the court or imprisoned not more than ten years.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 16-399; 1969 (56) 651; 1989 Act No. 21, Section 1; 1993 Act No. 184, Section 29.

Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. South Carolina may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.