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Criminal Practice – Assault & Battery in the First Degree – First Impression – Legal Injury  (access required)

On a matter of first impression, the court finds that the state need not show physical injury in order to prove assault and battery in the first degree; legal injury is sufficient.  We affirm defendant’s conviction for assault and battery in the first degree.  In pertinent part, S.C. Code Ann. § 16-3-600(C)(1)(a)(i) provides, “A person commits the ...

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