Violent crimes include both felony and misdemeanor charges of battery, assault, and child abuse. The penalties for a violent crime conviction can be severe and may include jail sentences, fines, community service, probation, and a loss of civil liberties. The criminal defense lawyers at Herdman & Sakellarides, P.A., can investigate your incident, analyze the relevant factors, and aggressively represent your case. Defenses against violent crimes and child abuse may include claims of self-defense, defense of others, the absence of injuries, a vindictive victim, or uncorroborated allegations. Our team will work hard to understand your options and keep you informed in all stages of your case.