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Illegal Tattoos and Other Crazy South Carolina Laws

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November 15, 2015

Arizona has its fair share of “dumb” laws, which is why it’s not uncommon to find yourself in need of a criminal defense attorney without knowingly committing a crime. However, Arizona’s craziest laws pale in comparison to those of the Palmetto State. Here’s a look at some of the strangest and most utterly absurd laws still on the books in South Carolina

  • Despite the fact that tattoos are now legal in South Carolina, getting inked in the state is still technically considered an offense.
  • Under South Carolina law, railroad companies may be held liable for scaring horses, even the ones wearing pants; that’s right, it’s also law that horses wear pants at all times in some parts of the state.
  • A permit is required in order to legally fire a missile—which might not sound weird at first until you think about the act that must have occurred in the first place to put this law into effect.
  • It is considered illegal for a man to propose marriage to an unmarried woman and not fulfill his promise, which should definitely make you think twice about falling in love in South Carolina.
  • Although it sounds like the plot of Footloose, South Carolina law prohibits dance halls to operate on Sundays—and musical instruments may not be sold on this day either.
  • South Carolina prohibits any person from changing their clothes in a gas station without permission, taking the “No Shirts, No Shoes” policy to a whole new level.

It’s fun to read about some of the dumbest laws in our country, but it’s quite another experience when you find yourself in trouble with the law for breaking what may be considered a dumb law in its own right. In Tucson, criminal defense attorney Janet Altschuler works aggressively to get the best results possible for her clients. If you are in need of legal representation, call (520) 247-1789 or toll-free at (866) 377- 7808 to schedule a consultation with Janet Altschuler today.

This article is part of a collection of The Most Ridiculous Laws in the United States! Some of these laws are downright hard to believe. Do you know what might be illegal in your state?