Orlando Battery Crime Defense Attorney

Daniel Lapina, Founder of Lapina Law, proudly provides professional Criminal Battery Defense Lawyer legal services in Orlando, Winter Park, Kissimmee, Maitland, Longwood, and the entire Central Florida Area.


Call 407.598.0643 to speak to Attorney Daniel S. Lapina about your legal rights and options involving criminal battery defense or other criminal defense legal issues.

Battery Crime Cases

Just as with criminal Battery, criminal battery has an important word as well... "intentionally". Florida Law defines battery as: when the accused actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against the will of the other, or intentionally causes bodily harm to another person.

Accidental contact does not meet the burden for a criminal battery conviction. Defending yourself against an aggressor or coming to the defense of another who is either presently being physically harmed or is in imminent physical danger also may not support a criminal battery conviction. However, there is a grey area where the use of physical force to protect yourself or others from physical harm may be considered unnecessary and/or excessive under the law. It is also not uncommon for one person to initiate the physical threat or contact, he or she ends up getting the worst of the physical altercation, thus leading to the wrong person getting arrested.

There are varying degrees of criminal battery that range from a third degree felony (up to 5 years in prison) to a first degree life felony (life imprisonment without the possibility of parole). The difference in the degree of felony an individual is charged with in criminal battery case depends on a number of factors, such as if the accused knew or reasonably should have known the victim was pregnant, if the act was on law enforcement or other government officials, if a weapon was used during the act of battery, or if a firearm was used or brandished in the commission of the act of criminal battery.

It is important to note that the State of Florida a has the 10-20-Life law which mandates:

  • A minimum 10 year prison term for certain felonies, or attempted felonies in which the offender possesses a firearm or destructive device;

  • A minimum 20 year prison term when the firearm is discharged;

  • A minimum 25 years to LIFE if someone is injured or killed;

  • A minimum 3 year prison term for possession of a firearm by a felon;

  • The minimum prison term is to be served consecutively to any other term of imprisonment imposed.

At Lapina Law, while representing your legal rights we will aggressively fight for your freedoms utilizing every legal resource available under the law in an effort to help you achieve the best possible resolution in the defense of battery charges or other criminal defense charges you may be facing.

If Lapina Law is hired to represent you in a criminal Battery case or other criminal defense legal issue, we will review and analyze all the evidence against you, all witness statements, and ensure you are fully aware of what your rights are, your legal options, and defense strategies that may best serve your specific case. Our priorities, in order include to fight to have the charges against you dropped, seek to have the charges reduced, negotiate to have you receive probation instead of incarceration, or negotiate for a diversion program (when available) that will allow the charges to be expunged after the successful completion of the diversion program.

Contact Orlando and Central Florida Criminal Battery Defense Lawyer, Daniel S. Lapina.

Call 407.598.0643 or use our email submission form to schedule a confidential legal consultation with Attorney Daniel S. Lapina regarding your criminal battery defense or other criminal defense legal needs.


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1300 North Semoran Blvd.,
Suite 215,
Orlando Florida 32807

Phone: 407.598.0643

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