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Allegation of inappropriate touching led to chiropractor's arrest

Being charged with a crime can damage the reputation of the accused person. In Surfside Beach, South Carolina, a 63-year-old chiropractor was arrested on charges of battery and first-degree assault.

The criminal charges stemmed from a complaint of a 34-year-old woman during an ultrasound, which was performed by the suspect on Nov. 2. The woman stated that the suspect inappropriately touched her during the visit. According to jail records, the 63-year-old man was apprehended on Thursday and was later released after paying $30,000 bail.

In this case, the chiropractor's reputation is in jeopardy. The only way to salvage his reputation may be to fight the charges pressed against him. Establishing a criminal defense enables the accused person to protect the person's best interests and find a way to overturn the case. According to the report, the charges were based on the allegations of the victim. The defense can question its validity and use it against the prosecution.

Here in Columbia, South Carolina, readers should note that any person who is accused of a crime has the right to establish a criminal defense. A person under suspicion is also presumed innocent until proven guilty. A person who is accused of a crime can refuse to answer the questions that the police ask until that person's legal counsel is present. By doing so, the person under suspicion can avoid giving out information that can be used against the person during a trial.

Depending on the charges, criminal conviction can lead to fines, penalties and incarceration. The suspect may also be prosecuted in state or federal court, which depends on the nature of the offense.

Source: The State, "Surfside Beach chiropractor jailed on assault charge," Tonya Root, Jan. 22, 2014

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