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SC Battery Charges: Relationship Abuse Common Among Teens

When a Relationship Leads to SC Battery Charges

sc battery chargesFebruary is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and according to a study in 2013,  more than one-third of teenagers, of both genders, say they have been emotionally, sexually, or physically abused by a partner. According to the study, females were as likely as males to be the aggressors in a teenage domestic abuse situation.

Statistically, in the United States, a person is sexually assaulted once every 107 seconds. Of those victims, 44% are under the age of 18. About 22% of women and 15% of men will experience some form of sexual violence or partner domestic abuse between the ages of 11 and 17. Teenage girls between the ages of 16 and 19 are the most likely group to suffer sexual assault or partner-based domestic abuse.

“One in three teens have experienced some form of dating violence, and that can be physical, emotional, sexual, or verbal” said Kayce Singletary with the Sexual Trauma services of the Midlands. “And one in 10 High School students report being purposefully kicked slapped or hit in their dating relationships so it is an issue that a lot of teens are experiencing.”

Getting arrested and charged with battery or criminal sexual conduct does not mean that you are guilty, or that you do not have a defense.  Our SC Battery Charges attorneys offer a free consultation to review the facts of your case.  A criminal conviction can destroy your personal and professional livelihood as well as interfere with scholarship opportunities.  Don’t risk your future, call us today

The Strom Law Firm Represents Individuals Arrested on SC Battery Charges

If you, or a loved one, are the victims of a serious crime, including domestic abuse, assault, robbery, or murder, it is important that you take the person who hurt you to court – whether it is a criminal trial, or personal injury lawsuitThe attorneys at the Strom Law Firm have been based in Columbia, SC for 16 years, and are also licensed to practice in Georgia and New York. We offer free, confidential consultations to discuss the facts of your case, so do not hesitate to contact us for help. 803.252.4800.

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