Assault Lawyer

If you have been charged with assault in Charleston, contact a Charleston assault lawyer immediately to ensure your rights are protected throughout the criminal process. Call Charleston assault lawyer John W. Molony now and schedule a free and confidential consultation to review your case. Mr. Molony will assess the charges against you and discuss potential issues relating to the arrest, Miranda and search and seizure. In South Carolina assault charges vary by degree. Penalties for assault convictions in South Carolina vary widely depending on the degree of assault charged and specific circumstances of the case.

Assault and Battery, 3rd degree (Simple Assault)

Assault and battery, 3rd degree is a misdemeanor in South Carolina. A person commits the misdemeanor offense of assault and battery, 3rd degree by unlawfully injuring another person or attempting to injure another person with the present ability to do so. Penalties for a conviction of assault and battery in the third degree include fines not to exceed five hundred dollars or imprisonment for not more than thirty days, or both.

Assault and Battery, 2nd degree

Assault and battery, 2nd degree is a misdemeanor in South Carolina. A person commits assault and battery, 2nd degree by unlawfully injuring another person or attempting to injure another person with the present ability to do so and the act either results in moderate bodily injury to another person or could have resulted in moderate bodily injury to another person, or the act involves the non-consensual touching of the private parts of another person (either under or above clothing). Penalties for a conviction of assault and battery, 2nd degree include fines not to exceed two thousand five hundred dollars or imprisonment for not more than three years, or both.

Assault and Battery, 1st degree

Assault and battery, 1st degree is a misdemeanor in South Carolina. A person commits assault and battery, 1st degree by unlawfully injuring another person and the act involves non-consensual touching of the private parts of a person (either under or above clothing, with lewd and lascivious intent), or the act occurred during the commission of a crime (robbery, burglary, kidnapping, or theft). A person also commits assault and battery, 1st degree by offering or attempting to injure another person with the present ability to do so, and the act is accomplished by means likely to produce death or great bodily injury, or the act occurred during the commission of a crime (robbery, burglary, kidnapping, or theft). A person convicted of assault and battery, 1st degree is guilty of a felony and must be imprisoned for not more than ten years. Assault and Battery, 1st degree is also a lesser-included offense of Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature (ABHAN).

Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature (ABHAN)

Assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature is a serious  felony win South Carolina. A person commits ABHAN by unlawfully injuring another person and causing great bodily injury to another person as a result, or when the act is accomplished by means likely to produce death or great bodily injury. A person convicted of ABHAN is guilty of a felony and must be imprisoned for not more than twenty years.

Call A Charleston Assault Lawyer

Call Charleston assault lawyer John W. Molony now and request a free consultation to discuss your charges and your legal options. When you retain criminal defense attorney John W. Molony, you can expect to have a lawyer who will fight for you, listen to you, answer your phone calls and devote the time that your case requires. John W. Molony Law Firm, LLC is conveniently located in James Island and defends Charleston clients facing assault charges, including the following:

  • ABHAN (High And Aggravated Nature)
  • Assault and Battery 1st Degree (Felony)
  • Assault and Battery 2nd Degree (Misdemeanor)
  • Assault and Battery 3rd Degree (Misdemeanor)
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