Summerville, SC asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina

Q: Can I be naked in a hot tub in my own backyard in SC if there is a possibility that I could be seen by neighbors?

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Jonathan Edmond Bennett Lewis
Jonathan Edmond Bennett Lewis
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Columbia, SC
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: Hello.

If your neighbors can see you nude, they can file a police complaint for Indecent Exposure. This charge is a misdemeanor, with potential penalties if one is convicted that can include fines and/or imprisonment. The length of imprisonment will vary per case, but the maximum sentence is three years. If a fine is ordered, the amount due will be determined by the court.

While many people enjoy being nude in their hot tub, if your tub is visible to others there is a risk to you.


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