Trespass after notice
The trespass law in South Carolina requires that you have notice that you are trespassing before you can be arrested. In some cases, an individual can have you served with a formal "trespass notice," which will later serve as evidence that you were warned to stay off of the property. Sometimes signs are clearly posted that prohibit trespassers. In other cases, a person may be arrested when they are verbally told to leave and they refuse to do so. All too often trespass charges result from disagreements between individuals, where one will call the police and press charges against the other for trespassing, even when there has been no notice. Magistrates will sometimes let individuals sign their own warrants when the police do not pursue the charges.
If you have been charged with trespass after notice in Myrtle Beach, Conway, Horry County, or anywhere in South Carolina, contact our Myrtle Beach office at 843-444-6122 or contact us online to find out what your rights are under the law.