If you are an out-of-state student attending one of South Carolina’s many fine colleges, universities, and professional schools, you need to know that our state likely has far more restrictive marijuana laws than your home state. In fact, South Carolina has some of the most restrictive marijuana laws in the country.
Under South Carolina law, when someone is charged with a crime, that person will appear in front of a bond judge who will determine whether to set a bond and, if so, what conditions will be set. The bond hearing is typically held within 24 hours of being arrested. The two most common types of bonds are personal recognizance (PR) or surety bonds-the difference between the two can cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars.