2012 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 63 - South Carolina Children's Code
Chapter 3 - FAMILY COURT
Section 63-3-620 - Penalties for adult violating title.


SC Code § 63-3-620 (2012) What's This?

An adult who wilfully violates, neglects, or refuses to obey or perform a lawful order of the court, or who violates any provision of this chapter, may be proceeded against for contempt of court. An adult found in contempt of court may be punished by a fine, by a public works sentence, or by imprisonment in a local detention facility, or by any combination of them, in the discretion of the court, but not to exceed imprisonment in a local detention facility for one year, a fine of fifteen hundred dollars, or public works sentence of more than three hundred hours, or any combination of them. An adult sentenced to a term of imprisonment under this section may earn good time credits pursuant to Section 24-13-210 and work credits pursuant to Section 24-13-230 and may participate in a work/punishment program pursuant to Section 24-13-910.

HISTORY: 2008 Act No. 361, Section 2; 2010 Act No. 237, Section 90, eff June 11, 2010.

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