Here is a list of the common areas of the law that affect children. General South Carolina law states that is a person under the age of Juvenile justice If you are accused of violating a criminal law and you are at least 17 years old 16 for certain serious crimesyou will be treated as an adult.
In South Carolina, if you break the law while you are under the age of 17 or under 16 for some serious crimesyou are treated as a juvenile. Juveniles who are charged with a criminal offense go to the family court. In family court, a juvenile has the right to have an attorney and the right to a hearing before a family court judge, but a juvenile does not have the right to a jury trial.
It is when parents no longer have to provide a person with food, clothing, medical care and education. The age of majority in SC is There are times when a person under the age of majority is treated as an adult and thus, emancipated.
You may also be emancipated when you get married. Contracts In general, cannot enter into a contract or other legally binding agreement.
However, if enters into a contract while they are under age 18, they can make it legally binding by agreeing to the contract in writing called ratification when they turn 18 years old. One exception is that ability to a contract to borrow money to attend an institution of higher education.
can own and transfer title to property and may also have a bank but most banks require that you be 15 years old to have an by yourself. Ratification of minor's contracts.
Minor's capacity to borrow for higher education. Alcohol A person must be 21 years of age to purchase or possess beer, wine or alcoholic beverages.
It is also against the law for a person under age 21 to present a false identification fake I. Sales to underage persons. Tobacco It is a crime for anyone to sell or give tobacco or tobacco products to a person under the age of It is also a noncriminal, civil offense for anyone under 21 to purchase or possess tobacco products.
Anyone under 21 who violates this law may be fined; may be ordered to complete a smoking cessation class or community service; or may have his or her driving privileges delayed, suspended or restricted. Sale or purchase of tobacco products Marriage In order to get married, both parties must be at least 16 years old. In South Carolina, a couple must have a to get married.
The Probate Court or Clerk of Court, depending on the county in which you live, usually issues these s. In order to get aboth the parties must be at least If you are under 18, you must have the written consent of your parent or guardian.
If the female is pregnant or has had and she and the father of her child are agreeing to marry with the written consent of her parent or guardian, then a marriage will be issued regardless of the age of the male or female. Minimum age for valid marriage. Section Issuance of to unmarried female and male under eighteen years of age when female is pregnant or has borne .
This information was prepared to give you some general information on the law. It is not intended as legal advice about any particular problem. If you have questions about the law you should consult a lawyer.
The is in Richland or Lexington Counties, and from other parts of the state. For the Public More in this section. Definitions Juvenile justice If you are accused of violating a criminal law and you are at least 17 years old 16 for certain serious crimesyou will be treated as an adult.
Minor's capacity to borrow for higher education Alcohol A person must be 21 years of age to purchase or possess beer, wine or alcoholic beverages. Sales to underage persons Tobacco It is a crime for anyone to sell or give tobacco or tobacco products to a person under the age of Minimum age for valid marriage Section For more information, check out the following: Kids Law Kids Law Companion A teaching Guide This information was prepared to give you some general information on the law. ZIP: