Assault and Violent Crimes The Lawyer You Need For The Results You Want

Assault and Violent Crime Defense in Columbia, South Carolina

The Strong Defense You Need When Facing Assault or Homicide Charges

If you are charged with a violent crime, it’s in your best interest to retain an attorney immediately in order to protect your rights and to ensure that your case is handled properly and fairly as it moves through the legal system.

Former South Carolina prosecutor Marion Moses, who has handled many violent crime cases, founded The Law Offices of Marion M. Moses, LLC. We bring experience and familiarity with how the courts handle violent crime charges to bear on your case — and on that of every client.

Violent crimes are crimes that cause serious injury or death to the victim. The harshest penalties provided by the law — life in prison and capital punishment — are meted out to defendants found guilty of such crimes.

What Do the Charges of Battery and Aggravated Assault Mean?

Aggravated assault is a different type of crime than battery under the law. If you are charged with one of these crimes, you need to know what each means and how one differs from the other. Here is a brief explanation:

  • Battery — Battery means touching someone with the intent to harm them. Punching someone in the face and pushing someone against a wall are examples of battery.
  • Aggravated assault — Aggravated assault is the act of causing a serious injury to someone, typically by using a weapon or some other “aggravating” factor.

These charges can be difficult to prove. Witness testimony may be unreliable. Doubt can be raised about the defendant’s actions. As a criminal defense lawyer experienced with violent crime cases, attorney Moses can help defend you against battery and aggravated assault charges.

What Are the Different Types of Homicide?

Homicide is an umbrella term that refers to the act of taking someone’s life. The law brings severe penalties to criminal homicides: a long prison term, a life sentence or the death sentence. The type of sentence depends on the specific charge and the details of the crime.

Common types of criminal homicides include the following:

  • Manslaughter — Manslaughter refers to unlawful acts of killing committed through recklessness or negligence.
  • Vehicular manslaughter — A driver whose negligent or unlawful behavior results in the death of another person may be charged with vehicular manslaughter. For example, a hit-and-run accident that results in a pedestrian’s death is considered vehicular manslaughter.
  • Murder — Killing someone intentionally or as the result of extreme indifference to human life is considered murder. There are different categories of murder for different types of crimes. First-degree murder is the most serious and generally carries the most severe penalty.

Begin the Process of Establishing Your Legal Course of Action Today

For your convenience, you may arrange a free, no-obligation consultation at our Columbia office in two ways: by calling 803-771-7011 or by messaging our firm. We serve clients throughout South Carolina.

What Sets Us Apart?

Our Commitment to Provide You the Highest Level of Legal Representation
  • Attorney Marion M. Moses Works With You Directly from Start to Finish
  • Spanish Services Available
  • Committed to Giving Your Case the Genuine, Individualized Attention it Deserves
  • Handled Thousands of Criminal Cases from Both Sides of the Law
  • Nearly 20 Years of Dedicated Legal Experience

Client Reviews

See How We Provided Comprehensive Legal Counsel to the Residents of the Midlands
    If I could give more stars I would. Highly recommend to anyone!!!

    “Marion is extremely knowledgeable about the law. Super easy to work with and very professional.”

    - Lance H.
    Could not have been more pleased with the results!!!

    “Mr. Moses and his staff went above and beyond for my case!! He was very honest and upfront from the very beginning. I would recommend him anytime! Could not have been more pleased with the results!!!”

    - Pat G.
    THE ABSOLUTE BEST ATTORNEY EVERRRRR!!!

    “Very friendly & professional, he definitely gets the job done. I definitely recommend & will be using him again for future cases!!”

    - Shayy G.
    I couldn't have been more pleased with Marion as my attorney.

    “He fought diligently on my behalf and was always prepared, knowledgeable, and confident. He did extensive research on my case, which was so evident when we were in court. Not only was I impressed with his knowledge of the law, but also his rigorous/exhaust”

    - Emily P.
    What could have been a very serious lifelong record was resolved by Marion with an unbelievably great outcome.

    “Marion also gave us a very studied opinion using his network of legal contacts on a separate case to keep us from wasting money on what would have turned out to be a losing effort.”

    - Shelley K.
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