Extortion - South Carolina Legal Defense


Extortion charges in South Carolina carry the possibility of a decade behind bars, as well as fines and restitution. Being accused of extortion, also known as blackmail, is serious and it can damage your standing and reputation considerably. If you, or someone you know, has been charged with extortion, or any other white collar crime, you need to contact a criminal defense attorney with a deep understanding of South Carolina’s laws and legal processes. Shaun Kent has worked in South Carolina for over 20 years. His reputation as a tough defense attorney has allowed him to help clients facing all types of accusations. Whether your charge is at a state, or federal level, you can face heavy jail time, fines, and a blow to your reputation. On top of this, you might find yourself with permanent restrictions like a loss of liberties and job opportunities. Don’t let an accusation of blackmail dampen your future, contact us today.

What South Carolina law says about Extortion

Extortion is a serious offense. It is a felony charge in South Carolina. This means that if you’re found guilty of extortion then you could face up to 10 years in prison. A judge may also levy a $5,000 fine and restitution along with the prison sentence. Since it is a felony offense, your constitutional rights will be curtailed. 

Having a criminal record means that this charge and conviction will show up permanently if a background check is made.

Why Contact The Kent Law Firm

Shaun Kent has defended folks from all parts of South Carolina. He’s got a proven track record including multiple successfully defended murder cases, not guilty verdicts on multiple cases at the federal level, and he’s tried hundreds of cases at the local level.

Shaun has experience in criminal defense and in liability cases. This gives him the versatility, and experience, to handle white collar criminal defense.  

We’re here to help. Contact our law firm at (803) 433-5368 for a confidential, free consultation.