2019 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 56 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 25 - Nonresident Traffic Violator Compacts
Section 56-25-40. Violations for which person not entitled to release on personal recognizance; penalty for failure to appear as required by citation.

Universal Citation: SC Code § 56-25-40 (2019)

(a) No person shall be entitled to be released on personal recognizance pursuant to Section 56-25-30 if the officer requires the person to appear before a magistrate, recorder or other judicial officer or if the offense is:

(1) One which would result in the suspension or revocation of a person's license or privilege to drive under the laws of this State;

(2) A violation of Section 56-1-440 prohibiting the operation of a motor vehicle without a valid driver's license;

(3) A violation of a highway weight limitation.

(b) Any person who willfully fails to appear before the court as required by a uniform traffic citation without having posted such bond as may be required by the court or been granted a continuance by the court shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days.

HISTORY: 1980 Act No. 461.

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