Assault and Battery in the Third Degree is the lowest level assault charge in South Carolina. This charge is a misdemeanor and is handled in the Magistrate and Municipal Courts. Assault and Battery in the Third Degree carries up to 30 days or a fine.
If you have been charged with Assault and Battery in the Third Degree, the police believe that you unlawfully injured or attempted to injure another person.
If you have been charged with assault, do not discuss your case with the police before you discuss your case with an experienced criminal defense attorney. You have Constitutional and statutory rights that can protect you from a wrongful Assault and Battery Conviction. One defense to assault is self-defense. You will need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help you assert defenses like self-defense.
The State of South Carolina, not the alleged victim is prosecuting you for assault. That means that even if the alleged victim does not want you prosecuted and wants your case dismissed, the State can still prosecute. Call the Law Office of Hiller & Hiller, PA to discuss your rights and your defenses to assault and battery today.