2022 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 3 - Offenses Against The Person
Section 16-3-70. Administering or attempting to administer poison.

Universal Citation: SC Code § 16-3-70 (2022)

(A) It is unlawful for a person to:

(1) maliciously administer to, attempt to administer to, aid or assist in administering to, or cause to be taken by, another person a poison or other destructive thing, with intent to kill that person; or

(2) counsel, aid, or abet a person under item (1) of this subsection.

(B) A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned not more than twenty years.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 16-56; 1952 Code Section 16-56; 1942 Code Section 1108; 1932 Code Section 1108; Cr. C. '22 Section 11; Cr. C. '12 Section 149; Cr. C. '02 Section 121; G. S. 2466; R. S. 121; 1859 (12) 832; 1898 (22) 812; 1993 Act No. 184, Section 161.

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.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.