Stalking

Stalking Criminal Defense In Winnsboro, South Carolina

Criminal charges are a serious matter in South Carolina. Criminal allegations should only be approached with a knowledgeable and professional attorney who understands the legal system.

lawyer workingSince 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.

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. Attorneys from the Strom Law Firm will travel to wherever you are located and have extensive experience operating in South Carolina and Georgia.

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.

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.

Stalking and Aggravated Stalking Criminal Defense Attorneys in South Carolina

South Carolina code of law 16-3-1700 defines stalking as a pattern of words or conduct of any form that has no true purpose, and is done in order to inflict on a person or would inflict on a reasonable person fear of:

  • death,
  • assault,
  • bodily injury,
  • criminal sexual contact,
  • kidnapping, or
  • property damage

to the person or a member of their family.

Aggravated stalking is stalking accompanied by an act of violence.

Penalties for Stalking in South Carolina

  • A person convicted of stalking is guilty of a felony and fined a maximum of $5,000, faces up to 5 years in jail, or both.
  • A person convicted of stalking when an injunction or restraining order is in place is guilty of a felony and fined a maximum of $7,000, faces up to 10 years in jail, or both.
  • A person convicted of stalking with a prior conviction of harassment or stalking within the past 10 years is guilty of a felony and must be fined a maximum of $10,000, a 15 year jail sentence, or both.
  • In addition to the above penalties, a person convicted of stalking who requested licensing or registration information from the DMV  and used the information to carryout the offense of stalking must be fined $1000, face a 1 year jail sentence, or both.

If you have been charged with stalking or aggravated stalking, call the Strom Law Firm, LLC today for a free consultation.

More on Winnsboro, South Carolina

Map of Winnsboro, SCThe county seat of Fairfield County, SC is the town of Winnsboro. Located in the midlands but near the upstate, Winnsboro calls itself “A Town for All Time.” Between Charlotte, North Carolina and Columbia, South Carolina, Fairfield county also boasts two lakes within its borders. The Sumter National Forest, managed by the US Forest Service, is also located in Fairfield County.

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.

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. Serving as the Chamber of Commerce and polling location, the Winnsboro Town Clock has been in continuous operation for over a century. As an homage to its roots as a railroad town, Winnsboro is also the location of the SC Railroad Museum.

Because of abundant lake access in Fairfield County, Boating Under the Influence charges may be applicable. Charges for BUI should be handled by a seasoned attorney, just like any criminal defense charges. The Lake Wateree State Park is an access area commonly used for recreational activities.

The Fairfield County Courthouse, located in downtown Winnsboro, is an iconic landmark designed in Greek Revival Style. Completed almost 200 years ago, the Fairfield Courthouse is a local landmark and is still operational.

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. Arrested individuals may be taken to the corresponding police station to their arresting agency or to the Fairfield County Detention Center.

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