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Kidnapping Charges in South Carolina

South Carolina Kidnapping Criminal Defense Lawyers

According 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.

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