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Q: What is the maximum sentence for offence code 2655. Code/Ordinance Sec 43-35-0085(B).

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Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Summerville, SC
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: 43-35-85 (B) Provides:

Except as otherwise provided in subsections (E) and (F), a person who knowingly and wilfully abuses a vulnerable adult is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned not more than five years.

The e and f reference in the statute refer to greater injuries in which case the penalty increases.

Stephen Grooms
Stephen Grooms
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: 5 years in prison, felony class F

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