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I am sorry for this dilemma. But not sure I understand your specific question. What do you mean by misdemeanor is 7 years ?
Ahh...thanks. That makes sense. Can you tell me, what was the conviction?
Was it section 16-3-600 B1? Or does it say?
This may be a timing issue ( where the code was revised). Can you verify conviction in 2010
The law was revised in 2010. Prior to this, there were two, separate charges for the offense of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. It was actually possible to charge this as either a felony or misdemeanor ( depending on the circumstances ). That changed in June 2010. However, since the offense occurred prior to June 2010, this person would've been subject to the prior law.
So what they are claiming makes sense; that is, for offenses that occurred prior to June 2010 they could have been charged as a misdemeanor offense of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature,
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For offenses that occurred prior to 2010, which is the case you're describing, it was possible for the state to charge this as either a felony or misdemeanor.
This changed in 2010 when they rewrote the law and made this exclusively a felony.
However, what you're describing, and the report you provided me access to, clearly indicates this was a misdemeanor.
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Thanks for your understanding