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Charleston Assault & Battery Defense Lawyers

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Assault and battery are serious allegations against any individual, especially those who serve in our military. If you have been accused of either of these crimes, it is essential that you speak with knowledgeable, aggressive defense counsel immediately. If a conviction is reached, defendants can face confinement and even dismissal.

Our experienced Charleston military assault and battery attorneys know the challenges and dilemmas our military servicemembers face when confronting a criminal accusation. We partner closely with our clients in these circumstances to understand the incident in question, collect additional evidence, and make sure that the accused's rights and interests stay at the forefront of the proceedings.

Fighting to Protect Your Rights, Career & Future—that's our mission at The Hanzel Law Firm. Call (843) 202-4714 today to speak with our team.

Understanding Assault & Battery

"Assault" and "battery" are often used interchangeably in casual conversation, but when it comes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, these are two distinct offenses. The severity of these offenses varies on the specific circumstances of the alleged crime.

Different assault and battery charges include:

  • Assault: Threatening to harm or attempting to harm someone else
  • Aggravated assault: Threatening to harm someone with a deadly weapon
  • Battery: Intentionally harming another person (resulting in injury)

As you can see, no physical contact between parties needs to be made for a servicemember to be accused of assault. As soon as a defendant is made aware of an Article 32 investigation into a possible assault or battery offense, it is advised that they speak to defense counsel. A proactive approach to these matters can help ensure the best possible outcome for the accused.

The time to act is now—and The Hanzel Law Firm is ready to help. Contact our team today to request a free case evaluation.

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Why Put The Hanzel Law Firm On Your Side?
  • Proven Track Record as JAGS & Former Servicemembers

    Throughout our 20-plus years of combined experience in the military justice system, we have achieved outstanding results for our clients, both at court-martial and in administrative boards.

  • We Know the Criminal Justice System Inside & Out

    Our attorneys have seen the best and worst of our justice system. We do what it takes to navigate you through its complexities.

  • We Will Fight For Your Constitutional Rights

    As JAGs, we swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. We protect your rights and fighting for your freedom.

  • Zealous & Ethical Legal Advocacy

    After serving on active duty we have since devoted ourselves to standing up for fellow servicemembers and South Carolina citizens.