Extortion

Extortion Charges in Columbia, South Carolina

Criminal allegations are life changing events that can seriously impact your future. Hiring a professional attorney is an important first step in the criminal defense process.

Gavels and booksOur attorneys have a thorough understanding of the criminal justice system. Our attorneys have spent years defending cases and working with prosecutors to achieve outcomes for 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.

Strom Law Firm represents clients across the state of South Carolina and in Georgia. 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. Depending on the arresting agency, a case may be heard by the Central Court, City Court, or a Magistrate Court.

It is imperative that any person charged with a crime contact the Strom Law Firm immediately or as soon as possible after arrest. Involving attorneys such as those at the Strom Law Firm as early as possible is crucial for the defense of a criminal case.

South Carolina Extortion Attorneys

Extortion is a common law misdemeanor in South Carolina.

If you have been accused of extortion, contact the Strom Law Firm, LLC to consult with one of our skilled criminal defense attorneys.

What is Extortion?

Extortion is described as a criminal offense marked by the use of threats, coercion, or intimidation to obtain goods or services.

Penalties

  • Fines (amount in discretion of the court)
  • Prison sentence ( up to 10 years)

Restitution paid to the victims is not a penalty but may be ordered by the courts.

If you are under investigation for crimes of extortion, let us help you. An aggressive legal defense could help you. Here at Strom Law Firm, our experienced criminal defense attorneys will work hard. Contact us today for a free consultation. 803.252.4800

More About Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, the state capital of South Carolina, also serves as the county seat of Richland County, one of the largest counties in South Carolina. Richland County is home to various important landmarks including the SC State House and the Supreme Court of South Carolina.

Columbia SC BuildingsColumbia 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 trains 50% of all soldiers, including 60% of all women entering the Army each year. 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 University of South Carolina Gamecocks have their home in Columbia, and the UofSC is the state’s flagship university. The UofSC educates over 32,000 students per year on its Columbia campus. The university and city of Columbia are partners, as the university produces important economic growth and Columbia is ranked as the #3 college town in the United States.

Columbia is also home to various natural landmarks. Multiple rivers, including the Broad River, Little River, and Wateree River each run through Columbia, which is also home to Lake Murray. Kayaking, sailing, hiking, and swimming are all popular attractions at these natural locations and provide many fun activities for residents and visitors.

Nightlife is an active part of the Columbia social scene. These downtown areas provide several options for anyone interested in dining, shopping, and more. Main Street is currently undergoing a renaissance, hosting many popular Columbia events such as Restaurant Week, Famously Hot New Year, the Soda City Market, and Oktoberfest. Competing districts Five Points and The Vista offer different attractions to different crowds, including the university students and young urban professionals. There is no shortage of exciting activity in Columbia.

In Richland County, most DUI arrests are made by South Carolina Highway Patrol, although arrests may be made by any law enforcement agency. After arrest, charges may be heard by any of a variety of courts, including Central Magistrate, or City. After arrest, alleged offenders may be taken to a police station or to the Alvin S. Glenn detention center. After a short period of time in detention, a bond hearing will be set. It is essential that you contact an attorney as soon as possible after being arrested; this way, our experienced litigators can be involved in your case from the outset and guide you through the legal process from bond hearing through trial.

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 roads traverse South Carolina and all of its major cities.

Contact the Strom Law Firm immediately after you are arrested.

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