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In today’s America, the right to bear arms is a subject of much political debate. However, it remains a constitutional right for you to own weapons and carry them, as long as you follow current South Carolina laws. Unfortunately, the large amount of political debate combined with differences from state to state can lead to confusion. If you violate South Carolina’s weapons laws, you face tough penalties, so understanding these regulations is critical.

Attorneys at The Leventis Law FirmThankfully, not all firearms charges will end up with convictions, especially with the right legal help. The South Carolina weapons charges attorney at Leventis Law Firm are here to help you if you are faced with weapons charges. They will help you understand your rights and how to best defend them, then will use all available resources to build your defense. If you’ve been charged with a weapons violation in South Carolina, contact the Leventis Law Firm today for help right away.

Call  (803) 256-0113 to speak with a weapons charges attorney.


South Carolina has a “Shall Issue” policy. This means that the state is able to issue concealed carry permits to both residents and non-residents. The only stipulation is that the person must own property in the state. In order to obtain a concealed carry permit, individuals must be at least 21 years old, have 20/40 vision and complete a firearms training course.

South Carolina is strict about non-resident permits from people in other states. If you wish to conceal carry in South Carolina, you need a permit from South Carolina. Currently, South Carolina honors the resident permits from 23 states.

In our state, you are not allowed to carry in several locations. These include:

  • Law enforcement, detention or correctional office or facility
  • Courthouse
  • Polling place on election days
  • State Capitol grounds – in this instance you can leave your firearm locked in your vehicle
  • Church
  • Preschool, daycare, school or college or school or college event
  • Medical facility or hospital
  • Places marked with signs denying weapons
  • Governing body offices or meeting places.

In addition, a gun owner cannot carry in any public ally owned property unless the person in charge of the property gave permission. Finally, any place federal law prohibits firearms is also prohibited in South Carolina.

Finally, in South Carolina anyone who has been charged with a felony is prohibited from carrying a gun. Nor can convicted felons manufacture, possess or transport weapons. If you have a previous felony, you simply cannot carry a gun, even for recreational purposes like hunting.


While unlawful possession of a firearm is a common charge in South Carolina, weapons laws allow for additional charges. For example, if you are a felon who has a firearm or if you commit a crime with a firearm, you may be charged with felon in possession of a firearm. Unlawful discharge of a firearm or brandishing a firearm in public are two additional charges you may face.

Assault with a dangerous weapon or the unlawful manufacturing, sale or distribution of firearms are yet more charges.

Because of the variety of charges possible in the state, you need to work with a weapons charge attorney who can isolate each individual charge and build a defense for it separately. The Leventis Law Firm is ready to assist you with digging deep into the details of your case to build a solid defense. Contact the lawyers for gun charges at the Leventis Law Firm today. You can reach us at (803) 256-0113.


Lawyers for gun charges at Leventis Law FirmSo what happens if you are found carrying without a permit or have your gun in a location where it is not allowed? If you are charged with the unlawful possession of a handgun, you are almost always facing felony charges with fines of up to $2,000 and up to five years in jail. Some rare instances, which may include unlawful possession by a licensed hunter or someone who is a member of a shooting club, may result in misdemeanor charges with fines of up to $1,000 and up to one year in jail. Either way, these are not charges you want to mess around with.

If you are convicted of another crime in addition to the weapons charges, you face the penalties associated with that crime on top of the weapons charges penalties. This means additional jail time and fines or restitution.


If you or someone you love has been convicted of a weapons violation, you need to get help fast.

The current political climate makes it difficult to fight these charges, but with a skilled weapons charges attorney on your side you have a better chance at success. Contact the Leventis Law Firm today to start building a defense against these charges so you can protect your rights and your future. Call us today at (803) 256-0113.

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