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Pets in protective orders

Animals in Domestic Violence Restraining Orders: SC

By Policy, South Carolina

SOUTH CAROLINA allows domestic violence protective orders to include pets. In addition, federal law includes the crime of stalking and actions that make the victim fear that the stalker will hurt the victim’s pet, service or emotional support animal, or horse (18 U.S.C. § 2261A (2019)) . BLUE STATES specifically provide for the inclusion of pets in protective/restraining orders. GRAY STATES…

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Audio Video Surveillance

Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: SC

By Policy, South Carolina

SOUTH CAROLINA is considered a One-Party Consent State, in that at least one person involved in the recorded communication must give permission. BUT… There are circumstances and spaces that can affect whether you can legally record your abuser, even in a 1-party consent state. South Carolina law provides that it is a felony to record an in-person or telephone conversation…

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