Child Endangerment

Child Endangerment Charges in Columbia, South Carolina

Legal BooksCriminal allegations are life changing events that can seriously impact your future. An attorney who knows the criminal justice system is an essential aspect of defending criminal charges.

At the Strom Law Firm, we have experienced litigators who appreciate the nuances of the criminal justice system. For decades, we have developed a deep understanding of the court system and a typical prosecution that benefits our clients. As soon as we are brought onto a case, the legal team at Strom Law Firm will dig in to develop a detailed strategy for defending your rights.

Our attorneys regularly visit the various correctional facilities throughout South Carolina.

Columbia is just one of many service areas, including all of South Carolina, that the Strom Law Firm serves. Our attorneys frequently visit Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, the Lexington County Detention Center, and various other detention centers across the state.

An arresting officer may work for any of several law enforcement agencies.

Criminal charges may be served by any law enforcement agency in South Carolina. There are numerous courts which may hear your case.

Contacting a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible is a vital part of any criminal defense. Involving attorneys such as those at the Strom Law Firm as early as possible is crucial for the defense of a criminal case.

Child Endangerment Attorneys

Child endangerment occurs when an adult, whether a parent or caregiver, places a child in a dangerous situation that is inappropriate or could cause them harm.

Child endangerment includes both placing a child in physical danger and exposing a child to dangerous or illegal adult situations. Including:

Carelessness, negligence or recklessness may lead to a child endangerment charge.

Child Endangerment under the Uniform Act Regulating Traffic on Highways

According to South Carolina code of law 56-5-2947 a person 18 years or older is guilty of child endangerment when he or she violates one of the laws listed below and has a child in their care at the time:

  • Section 56-5-750 (Failure to stop motor vehicle when signaled by law enforcement),
  • Section 56-5-2930 (Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol),
  • Section 56-5-2933 (Driving with an unlawful alcohol concentration), or
  • Section 56-5-2945 (Felony driving under the influence), and the person has one or more passenger under the age of 16.

Persons who have been charged with child endangerment should seek the advice of a attorney. A criminal attorney who handles these cases will know what options are available and what the best line of defense will be under the circumstances. If you have been accused of child endangerment, it’s important to understand your rights. Call the Strom Law Firm today for a free consultation to see how we can help you.

About Columbia, South Carolina

Downtown ColumbiaRichland County is the second largest county in South Carolina and is home to Columbia, which serves as state capital and county seat. Richland County is home to various important landmarks including the SC State House and the state flagship University of South Carolina.

Columbia is home to Fort Jackson, a U.S. Army Base and the largest U.S. Army installation for Basic Combat Training in the United States. Fort Jackson is responsible for training half of Army soldiers annually, including over 60% of our women soldiers. Used primarily as a training facility, Fort Jackson is home over over 12,000 military families and is a large part of the Columbia community.

The state flagship University of South Carolina is located in Columbia. Over 32,000 students are educated each year at the Columbia campus. Columbia, ranked the #3 college town in the U.S., partners with the university, which is responsible for crucial economic growth and development in the city.

Columbia is also home to various natural landmarks. Multiple rivers, including the Congaree River, Saluda River, and Wateree River each run through Columbia, which is also home to Congaree National Park. Boating, sailing, hiking, and swimming are all popular attractions at these natural locations and provide entertainment and attractions for local residents and visitors.

Five Points and the Vista highlight the Columbia nightlife scene. Five Points, located on Harden Street in downtown Columbia, is home to over 20 bars and pubs. Popular among University of South Carolina students, Five Points also hosts several classic eateries and boutique shops. The upscale restaurants and beautiful scenery in the Vista makes it another Columbia landmark.

DUI arrests in Richland County may be made by South Carolina Highway Patrol or any other law enforcement agency. After arrest, charges may be heard by any of a variety of courts, including Central Magistrate, or City. A local police station or the Alvin S. Glenn detention center may hold alleged offenders directly after their arrest. After a short period of time in detention, a bond hearing will be set. Having an attorney from the inception of your case is an imperative action to defend your rights.

Our attorneys frequently have significant experience in The City of Columbia City Court, located at 811 Washington St., Columbia, SC 29201, and Central Court, located at 1701 Main St., Columbia, SC 29201. Our attorneys also frequently visit the Alvin S. Glenn detention center, located at 201 John Mark Dial Dr., Columbia, SC 29209.

There are many interstates and freeways that run through Columbia and Richland County, some even beginning or ending within the city limits. I-20, I-26, and I-77 each run through Richland County, and two other major interstates (I-85 and I-95) run nearby through other counties in South Carolina. These major highways run to Florence, Charlotte, Charleston, Greenville, and beyond.

Contact the Strom Law Firm immediately after you are arrested.

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