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What is indecent exposure?
Indecent exposure is the willful and offensive exposure of one's body in any public place or on the property of another.

Penalty
: Fine between $200 and $600 or imprisonment between two and six months.
S.C. Code Section 16-15-130
Indecent exposure is the willful and offensive exposure of one's body in any public place or on the property of another. : Fine between $200 and $600 or imprisonment between two and six months. S.C. Code Section 16-15-130
Can my friends and I bet on sports?
No. The participation in a betting pool waging on the outcome of a sporting event is gambling and is against the law.
Penalty: Fine up $1,000 and imprisonment up to six months
S.C. Code Section 16-19-130  
 
Can I get a tattoo?
Not in South Carolina. It is illegal to tattoo any part of your body within the borders of South Carolina. It is legal, however, to have a tattoo if the art is completed outside of the state.
Penalty: Fine and up to one year imprisonment
S.C. Code Section 16-17-700
Can I get parts of my body pierced?
Maybe. It is illegal to perform body piercing on anyone under the age of 18 without parental permission. It is also illegal to perform body piercing on anyone who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Penalty: Fine up to $2,500 and up to one year imprisonment
S.C. Code Section 44-32-120  
 
 
What is disorderly conduct?
Disorderly conduct is the conduct of a person who is disorderly, grossly intoxicated, boisterous or uses obscene or profane language at a public place, including schools.
Penalty: Up to $100 or 30 days
S.C. Code Section 16-17-530  
 
 
Is it legal to be in a gang?
No. Street gangs are formed with the purpose of committing crimes. Being a part of a gang can give rise to conspiracy charges. Gang involvement can also add 10 years to a prison sentence for committing a violent crime or a crime involving a controlled substance.
S.C. Code Section 16-1-410 and U.S. Code Section 18-521