Fighting Kidnapping Charges in South Carolina
Providing An Aggressive Defense to Kidnapping Charges in South Carolina
Being arrested for kidnapping is a serious allegation with serious consequences. However, simply getting arrested does not mean that you are guilty or that you do not have any defenses. What it does mean is that 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.
Centrally located in Columbia, South Carolina, the Strom Law Firm, LLC has the experience you need and provides aggressive representation. Founded by former US Attorney and assistant solicitor, Pete Strom, the team includes a former public defender, a former Assistant Attorney General and Richland County Assistant Solicitor. Mr. Strom has been given an AV-Rating, the highest ranking possible, from the respected legal guide Martindale-Hubble.
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.
(B) “Forced labor or services” means any type of labor or services performed or provided by a person rendered through another person’s exertion of physical, financial, or other means of control over the person providing the labor or services.
(C) This section does not apply to labor or services performed or provided by a person in the custody of the Department of Corrections or a local jail, detention center, or correctional facility.
If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with kidnapping, 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.