Q: Would misdemeanor assault and battery 2nd degree be considered a crime of violent under SC Code 16-1-60?
A: No, it is not a crime of violence per 16-1-60. It is considered a non violent crime, and while it is classified as a misdemeanor it carries up to 3 years in prison. So any conviction, regardless of the imposes sentence could impact your federal rights to own and possess a firearm.
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