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Stalking and Aggravated Stalking Charges in South Carolina

Stalking and Aggravated Stalking Criminal Defense Attorneys in South Carolina

StalkingSouth Carolina code of law 16-3-1700 defines stalking as a patten 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.

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