Charged with Blackmail in South Carolina?
What is Blackmail?
According to South Carolina law Section 16-17-640 blackmail is defined as a person who communicates either verbally, through print, or writing by electronic means and accuses another person of a crime or offense, exposes or publishes personal or business information, or compels a person to do something against his or her will, with the intention of obtaining monetary gain or services.
Penalties for Blackmail in South Carolina
- Fines up to $5,000, or
- prison sentence up to 10 years, or both within the discretion of the court.
Restitution paid to the victims is not a penalty but may be ordered by the courts.
Blackmail is considered a felony under South Carolina code of law.
Arrested or Charged with Blackmail?
If you are under investigation for crimes of blackmail, let us help you. An aggressive legal defense could make the difference in getting the best possible outcome in your case. Our familiarity with prosecutorial techniques, knowledge of South Carolina criminal law, and our understanding and sincere concern for the rights and liberty of people facing criminal charges ensure that you will receive a vigorous, well-planned defense. When your freedom, personal and family stability, economic survival, and reputation are at stake — you need a lawyer who understands that and who will fight to protect your interests.
Getting Arrested And Charged With a Crime Does Not Mean You Are Guilty
If you are charged with a crime, you are innocent until proven guilty, which is a right guaranteed by our constitution. It becomes the state’s burden to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. Here at Strom Law Firm, our experienced criminal defense attorneys will work hard. Contact us today for a free consultation. 803.252.4800