South Carolina Intoxication Assault Attorney
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South Carolina law defines intoxication assault as the act of assaulting another person while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Intoxication assault is considered a less serious charge than aggravated assault and is therefore classified as a misdemeanor rather than a felony. However, the penalties for conviction can still be severe and may include fines, probation, and even jail time.
If you have been arrested for or are under investigation for intoxication assault, it is important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Intoxication assault cases require a skilled attorney who is experienced in handling these types of cases. At Truslow & Truslow, our attorneys have spent years defending clients against a variety of charges, including those involving intoxication assault. We have the skills and knowledge necessary to provide you with the effective defense you need and deserve.
Contact our Columbia intoxication assault attorneys at (803) 590-6688 or online for a free consultation.
What Is Intoxication Assault in South Carolina?
Under South Carolina law, intoxication assault is an assault that is committed while the perpetrator is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. However, it is important to note that the state does not consider the level of intoxication to be a factor in determining whether or not a person is guilty of intoxication assault.
In order for a person to be convicted of intoxication assault, the state must prove the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt:
- The defendant assaulted the victim
- The defendant was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the assault
- The defendant knew that he or she was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the assault
- The defendant's conduct was the proximate cause of the victim's injury
If any of these elements are not proven, the defendant must be acquitted. If the state fails to prove all of the above elements, the defendant may be found not guilty.
Penalties for Intoxication Assault in South Carolina
The penalties for intoxication assault are based on the facts of the case and the defendant's prior criminal history. However, the penalties may include a fine of up to $1,000, up to 30 days in jail, or both.
It is important to note that a conviction for intoxication assault may result in a criminal record. This can make it more difficult to obtain employment, housing, and other opportunities in the future. Additionally, a conviction may result in the loss of certain rights, such as the right to own a firearm.
How Our Columbia Intoxication Assault Attorneys Can Help
If you have been charged with or are under investigation for intoxication assault, it is important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. We may be able to have your charges dismissed or reduced. Additionally, we may be able to help you obtain deferred prosecution or a pardon, depending on the facts of your case.
Our Columbia intoxication assault attorneys may be able to help you if you have been charged with:
- Assault while intoxicated
- Assault and battery while intoxicated
- Assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature while intoxicated
- Reckless driving while intoxicated
- Reckless homicide while intoxicated
- Leaving the scene of an accident while intoxicated
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI)
- Driving under the influence of drugs (DUID)
At Truslow & Truslow, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the personalized and compassionate legal representation they need and deserve. We understand that these types of charges can be stressful and may significantly impact your life. We are available to answer your questions, listen to your concerns, and help you understand your options throughout the duration of your case.
Contact Truslow & Truslow for a free consultation at (803) 590-6688 if you have been charged with intoxication assault or are under investigation.
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