Carjacking

Carjacking in Winnsboro, SC

If you or your loved one has been arrested and charged with a carjacking crime, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Columbia, South Carolina, who will fight to protect your rights. The criminal defense attorneys at the Strom Law Firm, LLC will fight to protect your rights and your personal and professional future.

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.
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There are various jails and detention centers in South Carolina, many of which are frequented by the attorneys of our law firm. 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.

Arrest warrants are served by various law enforcement agencies in South Carolina. Any law enforcement agency may make an arrest and file criminal charges. In South Carolina, there are many law enforcement agencies that you may encounter, including SLED (South Carolina Law Enforcement Division), South Carolina Highway Patrol, county agencies, and various city/town agencies. Once any of these agencies makes an arrest, the alleged offender will be taken to one of any number of detention centers or police stations, depending on which agency is making the arrest. Our attorneys have extensive experience throughout South Carolina and Georgia, and have traveled to many of these detention centers.

A bond hearing will happen promptly following an arrest on criminal charges. Requisite time for the attorney to prepare is an essential aspect of defending you and your rights. Involvement throughout the life of your case is an important aspect of criminal defense, and time is essential for preparation.

Being charged with a crime does not make you guilty of a crime. The prosecution is responsible for proving that the defendant is guilty.

Defending Felony Carjacking Charges in South Carolina

What is Carjacking?

According to South Carolina law Section 16-3-1075, the crime of carjacking is defined as the use of force, violence, or threat, to takes a motor vehicle from another person, while that person is operating or in the vehicle.

Motor vehicle theft is a common crime in South Carolina and the United States. There are several common methods of vehicle theft, ranging from crimes of opportunity (like keys in the ignition, or neglect on the part of the owner) to more violent methods like breaking and entry and carjacking.

Penalties for Carjacking in South Carolina

A person convicted of carjacking is guilty of a felony and faces a max 20 year jail sentence, however if great bodily injury is a direct result of the carjacking, the person faces a max 30 year jail sentence.

Winnsboro, South Carolina

Winnsboro is the county seat of Fairfield County, South Carolina. Winnsboro, known as “A Town for All Time”, is directly between the Midlands and the Upstate. Fairfield County offers access to Lake Wateree and Lake Monticello and is located directly between Columbia and Charlotte, NC. Fairfield County is also home to over 11,000 acres of the Sumter National Forest.

Thanks to its central location, Winnsboro is often utilized by travelers. Interstate 77 runs directly through Winnsboro on the Columbia side and provides access from Winnsboro to Fort Jackson Military Base. Brick Downtown

There are several famous landmarks in Winnsboro. Laura’s Tea Room, located in the same building as the historic Thomas Company, hosts visitors and residents alike for high tea and is a popular tourist attraction. Another popular attraction is the Winnsboro Town Clock, which doubles as a community common area and a voting station. Winnsboro also hosts the SC Railroad Museum, possible the largest attraction in Fairfield County and a testament to the history of the county, originally a railroad town.

It is not uncommon for motorists to face charges for Boating Under the Influence. Boating Under the Influence is similar to a DUI charge and needs to be handled by an experienced attorney. Frequently utilized for its recreational wherewithal, the Lake Wateree State Park Area is home to many outdoor activities and is a frequently visited site.

The Fairfield County Courthouse is an important Winnsboro monument, constructed in Greek Revival Style. Constructed to resemble Greek Revival Architecture, the Courthouse of Fairfield County is a hallmark of Winnsboro. The courthouse is still operational even though it was initially constructed in 1823.

Most offenders in Winnsboro are housed at the Fairfield County Detention Center. Police in the area include the Fairfield County Sheriff and SC Highway Patrol. Upon arrest, individuals are either taken to FCDC or to the local police station.

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