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I, II, & III

Assault I, II, & III

Been Charged With Aggravated Assault?

Monckton, Hembree & Humphries Law Firm, P.A., in Myrtle Beach, represents local residents as well as Bike Week participants, tourists and students from out of state in a wide range of criminal matters, including charges of assault I, II and III. Crowded events such as spring break celebrations often trigger allegations of assault, including charges of sexual assault. Many of our clients contact us after they have been charged with an assault crime.

There are varying degrees of assault charges in South Carolina include:

  • Assault I: Also known as first-degree assault and battery, this level of violence involves co-occurrence with theft, robbery, kidnapping or burglary; or was likely to produce death or great bodily harm. Assault I is a felony offense and can result in a prison sentence of up to 10 years.
  • Assault II: Also known as second-degree assault and battery, this level of violence results in moderate bodily injury or could have done so. Assault II is a misdemeanor and can result in a prison sentence of up to three years.
  • Assault III: Also known as third-degree assault and battery, this level of violence involves injury or an attempt to injure someone. Also known as simple assault, it is a misdemeanor and is punishable by up to 30 days in jail.

We aggressively and knowledgeably represent our clients through all stages of criminal prosecution in a violent crime case: first appearance and bond hearing, investigation (including grand jury investigations), pretrial motions, plea negotiations, trial and sentencing. At every step of the way, we concentrate on protecting you from the risk of prison or other severe punishment while looking out for your long-term interests.

We are prepared to fight to have your charges reduced or dismissed altogether to help you achieve the most favorable attainable outcome.


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