Assault and Battery are two separate offenses but just one crime in South Carolina. A person can be found guilty of assault and battery if the State can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that person injured another person OR offers or attempts to injure another person with the present ability to do so.
In South Carolina you can be charged with:
- assault and battery, 3rd degree
- assault and battery, 2nd degree
- assault and battery, 1st degree
- (ABHAN) assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature
- Attempted Murder
If you are found guilty of assault and battery you face the possibility of jail time, fines, counseling, restraining orders, probation, and community service.