Assault And Violent Crimes
Are you facing assault or battery charges, or fear that you will be facing these charges?
South Carolina law recognizes that there are two sides to every story. Perhaps you injured someone because you were in immediate danger of being injured yourself. Perhaps you mistakenly injured the wrong person in a drug-altered state that resulted from another person drugging you. Perhaps you injured someone because another threatened your life. Perhaps you were acting in self-defense when you injured another. As you can see, there are many reasons why your behavior might be excused or justified. The law affords you the opportunity to present your reasons for your actions in your defense.
A criminal assault occurs when a person has been placed in reasonable, immediate fear of bodily harm by the conduct of another. An assault is accompanied with force or violence to inflict bodily harm on another or engage in some offensive conduct. A criminal battery is defined as the unlawful touching or striking of another by the aggressor himself, or by some object put in motion by him. A battery is done with the intention of bringing about a harmful or offensive contact which is not legally consented to by the other and not otherwise privileged.
Oftentimes, criminal charges for assault and battery are the result of one person’s story. Unfortunately, that one side of the story does not always represent the truth. The law says you are innocent until proven guilty, but if you are not familiar with the law you might not know how to put forth your defense. You need an experienced criminal lawyer to fight for you and tell your side of the story.
Your lawyers at Axelrod & Associates, P.A. in Myrtle Beach know what evidence the court may accept and what defenses could beat the crimes of assault and battery.