When people are charged with Assault and Battery, sometimes people get confused about what they are charged with. Assault and Battery and Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature are similar and different. An Assault is where you make a reasonable person believe you are about to unlawfully touch them. A Battery is where you actually commit the unlawful touching. In South Carolina, crimes of Assault and Battery are graduated in level based on the damage done. You can commit an Assault and Battery in the Third Degree, Assault and Battery in the Second Degree, Assault and Battery in the First Degree, Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature, Attempted Murder, and Murder. Additionally, there are the related crimes of Voluntary Manslaughter and Involuntary Manslaughter. In South Carolina, there used to be a crime known as Simple Assault and Battery.
Have you been involved in an assault or battery? What are you planning to do? The best approach you should take is to consult a reputable criminal attorney to help you with it.
At Saluda Law, LLC Attorney Judah VanSyckel understands that a person might be provoked. As a result, they might end up harming the person that provoked them. That is why we take our time to understand the basis of each case and try to help our clients get a fair result in their case Attorney VanSyckel has experience in trying cases of Assault and Battery.