In South Carolina, an offense which would not be a misdemeanor or felony if committed by an adult including, but not limited to, incorrigibility or beyond the control of parents, truancy, running away, playing or loitering in a billiard room, playing a pinball machine, or gaining admission to a theater by false identification are status offense behaviors. The upper age for delinquency jurisdiction and status offense jurisdiction is 16. The lower age for delinquency jurisdiction and status offense jurisdiction is not specified.
Status offense cases are classified as status offenders. The family court has jurisdiction over status offenders and delinquents. A court may extend jurisdiction until a juvenile reaches 21.