Kidnapping

Kidnapping Criminal Defense Attorneys

Since 1996, the experienced lawyers of the Strom Law Firm have defended the rights of people through the criminal justice system. Our attorneys have experience defending various types of criminal charges and will begin to utilize our professional resources as soon as we begin working on your case.

The attorneys at the Strom Law Firm are familiar with various jails and detention centers. We have extensive experience working with and visiting these types of facilities. Our attorneys work most frequently with the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, located at 201 John Mark Dial Dr, Columbia, SC 29209, and at the Lexington County Detention Center, located at 521 Gibson Rd., Lexington, SC 29072. The attorneys of the Strom Law Firm have vast experience traveling across South Carolina to myriad detention centers.

Law enforcement agencies who arrest for criminal charges may come from any one of various agencies.

In Richland County, arrests can be made by any law enforcement agency.. The type of case and location usually dictate which type of court will hear any given case.

Contacting a professional attorney is an important step to take immediately after arrest. The attorneys at the Strom Law Firm may be an essential part of your defense, even before a trial takes place.

South Carolina Kidnapping Criminal Defense Lawyers

Justice ScalesAccording to SC Code § 16-3-910, kidnapping is unlawfully seizing, confining, inveigling, setting a decoy, abducting or carrying away any other person by any means whatsoever without authority of law. Kidnapping is a serious charge with serious consequences. Your personal and professional reputation and livelihood are at stake and that you need the assistance of an experienced law firm. We understand what is at stake and will fight to protect your rights.

South Carolina Law Provides:

SECTION 16-3-910 . Kidnapping. [SC ST SEC 16-3-910 ]

Whoever shall unlawfully seize, confine, inveigle, decoy, kidnap, abduct or carry away any other person by any means whatsoever without authority of law, except when a minor is seized or taken by his parent, is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned for a period not to exceed thirty years unless sentenced for murder as provided in Section 16-3-20.

SECTION 16-3-920. Conspiracy to kidnap. [SC ST SEC 16-3-920]

If two or more persons enter into an agreement, confederation, or conspiracy to violate the provisions of Section 16-3-910 and any of such persons do any overt act towards carrying out such unlawful agreement, confederation, or conspiracy, each such person shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be punished in like manner as provided for the violation of Section 16-3-910.

SECTION 16-3-930. Trafficking in persons for forced labor or services; penalty; exceptions. [SC ST SEC 16-3-930]

  • (A) A person who knowingly subjects another person to forced labor or services, or recruits, entices, harbors, transports, provides, or obtains by any means another person knowing that the person will be subjected to forced labor or services, or aids, abets, attempts, or conspires to do any of the above acts is guilty of a felony known as trafficking in persons for forced labor or services and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned for not more than fifteen years.

Charged with Kidnapping? Call Today for a Free Criminal Defense Consultation

If you or a loved one has been arrested with kidnapping charges, contact the criminal defense lawyers at the Strom Law Firm, LLC today for a free consultation to discuss the defenses to your charge.  We offer flexible payment options and accept Visa and Mastercard. The sooner you start preparing your defense the better off you’ll be.

Columbia, South Carolina

South Carolina MapRichland County, one of the largest counties in South Carolina, is home to county seat and state capital Columbia. Richland County is home to various important landmarks including the SC State House and the Supreme Court 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 trains half of all U.S. Army soldiers every year, including 60% of 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 University of South Carolina Gamecocks have their home in Columbia, and the UofSC is the state’s flagship university. Over 32,000 students are educated each year at the Columbia campus. The university generates a tremendous impact on the city, which is ranked as the #3 college town in the country.

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. Boating, sailing, hiking, and swimming are all popular attractions at these natural locations and provide many fun activities for residents and visitors.

Columbia offers several popular bar districts, including Five Points and The Vista. Five Points, Columbia’s most famous nightlife area, is located centrally on Harden Street. Five Points has been a student hotspot for decades. 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. The major cities and towns of South Carolina are covered by this interstate and highway system, which also runs through many smaller towns and communities.

Contact the Strom Law Firm immediately after you are arrested.

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