Assault and Battery

Winnsboro Assault and Battery Charges

Criminal charges merit an immediate call to a criminal defense attorney. Only with the help of experienced lawyers can you effectively navigate the criminal justice system to guarantee defense of your rights.

At the Strom Law Firm, we have experienced litigators who appreciate the nuances of the criminal justice system. Our attorneys have spent years defending cases and working with prosecutors to achieve outcomes for our clients. From the moment you hire the attorneys of the Strom Law Firm, we will begin to craft a detailed defense of your rights.

Gold Scales Brown GavelThe attorneys at the Strom Law Firm are familiar with various jails and detention centers. Strom Law Firm represents clients across the state of South Carolina and in Georgia. Our attorneys frequently visit Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, the Lexington County Detention Center, and various other detention centers across the state.

Law enforcement agencies who arrest for criminal charges may come from any one of various agencies. Any law enforcement agency may make an arrest and file criminal charges. In South Carolina, there are many law enforcement agencies that you may encounter, including SLED (South Carolina Law Enforcement Division), South Carolina Highway Patrol, county agencies, and various city/town agencies. Once any of these agencies makes an arrest, the alleged offender will be taken to one of any number of detention centers or police stations, depending on which agency is making the arrest. Our attorneys have extensive experience throughout South Carolina and Georgia, and have traveled to many of these detention centers.

Contacting a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible is a vital part of any criminal defense. Contacting the Strom Law Firm immediately may help you successfully navigate pretrial sanctions and alleviate potential damages before a trial takes place.

South Carolina Assault and Battery Charges

A person commits the offense of assault and battery if the person unlawfully injures another person, or attempts to injure another person with the present ability to do so.  Legally speaking the assault is the  threat of bodily harm coupled with an apparent, present ability to cause the harm and the battery is the actual unwarranted physical contact with another.

Assault and Battery Conviction

Persons who are convicted of assault and battery often face the following consequences:

  • Imprisonment
  • Fines
  • Probation
  • Mandatory counseling and/or anger management classes

Assault Battery Jail Time and Fines

  • A person convicted of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature is guilty of a felony and can be imprisoned for a maximum of 20 years.
  • A person convicted of assault and battery in the first degree is guilty of a felony and can be imprisoned for a maximum of 10 years.
  • A person convicted of assault and battery in the second degree is guilty of a misdemeanor and can be fined a maximum of $2,500 and/or imprisoned for a maximum of 3 years.
  • A person convicted of assault and battery in the third degree is guilty of a misdemeanor and can be fined for a maximum of $500 and/or imprisoned for a maximum of 30 days.

Assault and Battery Defense

The South Carolina criminal attorneys at the Strom Law Firm, LLC have experience dealing with assault and battery defense cases. Our familiarity with prosecutorial techniques, knowledge of South Carolina criminal law, and our understanding and genuine concern for the rights and liberty of people facing criminal charges ensure that you will receive a vigorous, well-planned defense.

Possible defenses may include:

  • Prevention of a crime – In certain situations, the use of violence or force is allowed to prevent a crime.
  • Self defense, defense of property, or defense of others – Force can legally be used to stop physical harm to oneself, someone else, or to prevent the harm or theft of an individual’s possessions.

The South Carolina assault and battery defense lawyers at the Strom Law Firm, LLC can provide for defense on charges of:

  • Assault
  • Assault and battery
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Gang-related assault
  • School fighting
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Resisting arrest
  • Battery on a police officer
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual assault

Winnsboro, South Carolina

Winnsboro is the county seat of Fairfield County, South Carolina. Winnsboro is a historic town located between the Midlands and the Upstate, affectionately referred to as ‘The Charleston of the Upcountry’. Fairfield County offers access to Lake Wateree and Lake Monticello and is located directly between Columbia and Charlotte, NC. Fairfield County is also home to over 11,000 acres of the Sumter National Forest.

Winnsboro is a popular stop for motorists traveling between the major cities of Columbia and Charlotte due to its location directly between the two destinations. These travelers frequently utilize I-77, which runs straight through Winnsboro. Ohio Town

There are several famous landmarks in Winnsboro. Laura’s Tea Room, located in the same building as the historic Thomas Company, hosts visitors and residents alike for high tea and is a popular tourist attraction. The Winnsboro Town Clock, which has run continuously for 100 years, is located in the town market and is now used as a community gathering space, polling location, and Chamber of Commerce. Winnsboro also hosts the SC Railroad Museum, possible the largest attraction in Fairfield County and a testament to the history of the county, originally a railroad town.

A charge you may face in Winnsboro is Boating Under the Influence. Boating Under the Influence is similar to a DUI charge and needs to be handled by an experienced attorney. Frequently utilized for its recreational wherewithal, the Lake Wateree State Park Area is home to many outdoor activities and is a frequently visited site.

The Fairfield County Courthouse, located in downtown Winnsboro, is an iconic landmark designed in Greek Revival Style. The courthouse is still operational even though it was initially constructed in 1823.

Located at 10 Faith Lane, Winnsboro, the FCDC is where most offenders are taken after arrest. The area is patrolled by various law enforcement agencies, including local police and the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office. Arrested individuals may be taken to the corresponding police station to their arresting agency or to the Fairfield County Detention Center.

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