Assault and Battery Attorney
Greenville, Anderson, and Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Surrounding Counties
If you have been charged with assault and battery, our experienced criminal defense attorneys can stand by your side and protect your rights. We pursue the best possible outcomes in these types of cases, because we know the impact an assault and battery conviction can have on your life.
Please call us at 864-231-8090 for a free initial consultation with an Anderson, SC assault and battery attorney.
What is Assault and Battery?
Assault and battery charges stem from attempting or actually physically harming another person, or from threatening to harm someone with the ability to do so, in such a way that the other person fears immediate harm. A battery and assault conviction is sometimes a felony and can carry severe consequences, including:
- Prison time
- Court-ordered anger management
- Court-ordered community service
Assault and battery are two separate crimes that are often charged together. In an act of assault, a person threatens to harm another person and has the ability to do so. For instance, saying you are going to punch someone and raising your fist as if preparing to strike the person.
Battery, on the other hand, is actual contact with another person. In cases of battery, the alleged physical contact is intentional and harmful or offensive, and the other person did not consent to it. Battery does not necessarily have to result in physical injury, but must be considered harmful or offensive by the average person.
Experienced Defense Representation
Prosecutors in these types of cases often seek the most severe punishments. You need an experienced assault and battery attorney to protect your rights during this time. The burden of proof is on the prosecution to show you committed assault and battery, and our skilled defense team makes sure your side of the story is heard.
Our assault and battery attorney will determine the best way to defend your case and make sure your rights are not trampled during the legal process. We have extensive experience in court, and we can take your case all the way to trial if necessary.
If you have been charged with assault and battery or another violent crime, please contact The White Davis & White Law Firm for a free consultation. Our experienced Anderson, SC assault and battery attorneys serve clients from Spartanburg, Greenville and the surrounding areas.