Assault and Battery by Mob

The SC crime of "assault and battery by mob," or lynching, is when two or more people assault someone.

It is considered a more serious crime than an assault and battery committed by one assailant, and the penalties are harsher than the penalties for assault and battery offenses:

Assault and battery by mob in the first degree:

First degree assault and battery by mob is where two or more people assault someone, and the victim dies. Assault and battery by mob in the 1st degree is punishable by 30 years up to life in prison.

Assault and battery by mob in the second degree:

Second degree assault and battery by mob is when two or more people assault someone, and the attack results in serious bodily injury. Assault and battery by mob in the 2nd degree carries a potential sentence of three to twenty-five years in prison.

Assault and battery by mob in the third degree:

Third degree assault and battery by mob is when two or more people assault someone, and it results in bodily injury. Assault and battery by mob in the 3rd degree is punishable by up to a year in prison.

SC Assault and Battery by Mob Defense Attorney in Myrtle Beach, Columbia, and Lexington

Lacey Thompson is a criminal defense lawyer with offices in Columbia and Myrtle Beach, SC. She accepts only criminal defense clients, including all levels of assault charges.

If you have been accused of assault and battery by mob in Horry County, Richland County, or Lexington County, call the Thompson Defense Firm now at 843-444-6122 or contact us online to find out how we can help.