What is the penalty for assault and battery?

Battery: Either a misdemeanor up to six months in county jail, and/or maximum fine $2,000, probation or felony (depending on the nature of the alleged offense) punishable by up to three years in county jail or state prison, a fine of $2,000 up to $10,000, or both, probation.
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What is an assault and battery charge?

Battery is a criminal offense involving the unlawful physical acting upon a threat, distinct from assault which is the act of creating apprehension of such contact. In most cases, battery is now governed by statutes, and its severity is determined by the law of the specific jurisdiction.
  • What is the law on assault and battery?

    In such jurisdictions, assault (also called attempted battery) is a threat or physical act that creates a reasonable apprehension of imminent harmful or offensive contact, whereas battery is a physical act that results in that harmful or offensive contact.
  • Is assault and battery a felony in South Carolina?

    Degrees of assault and battery in SC. ABHAN is a felony battery charge for crimes involving physical contact (battery) that results in great bodily harm or an injury that's likely to cause death. It's also a felony charge. Assault and battery in the first degree means one of two things.
  • What does it mean to be charged with battery?

    Battery is a criminal offense involving the unlawful physical acting upon a threat, distinct from assault which is the act of creating apprehension of such contact. In most cases, battery is now governed by statutes, and its severity is determined by the law of the specific jurisdiction.

Updated: 11th December 2019

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