Overview Description

Records relating to a first misdemeanor fraudulent check offense can be expunged by the court one year after the conviction, so long as the person has no other conviction during that time. S.C. Code Ann. § 34-11-90(e).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The petition form for expungement must be obtained from the appropriate judicial circuit solicitor's office and filed in the court where the charge was disposed. For the specific procedure, see S.C. Code Ann. §§ 34-11-90, 17-22-930 et seq.


The fees total $310. S.C. Code Ann. §§ 17-22-940(A), (F), (G); 8-21-310(21).


After the expungement, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is required to keep a nonpublic record of the offense and the date of its expungement. This nonpublic record is not subject to release under section 34-11-95, the Freedom of Information Act, or any other provision of law except to those authorized law or court officials who need this information. S.C. Code Ann. § 34-11-90.

Waiting Periods

The petition may be filed one year after date of conviction or upon graduation from the South Carolina Youth Challenge Academy and the South Carolina Jobs Challenge Program. S.C. Code Ann. § 17-22-910(A)(11).

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