Battery Crime Defense Attorney
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.
407.598.0643 to speak to Attorney
Daniel S. Lapina
about your legal rights and options involving criminal
or other criminal defense legal issues.
Battery Crime Cases
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.
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
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.
important to note that the State of Florida a has the
10-20-Life law which mandates:
minimum 10 year prison term for certain felonies, or
attempted felonies in which the offender possesses a
firearm or destructive device;
minimum 20 year prison term when the firearm is
minimum 25 years to LIFE if someone is injured or
minimum 3 year prison term for possession of a
firearm by a felon;
minimum prison term is to be served consecutively to
any other term of imprisonment imposed.
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.
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.
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Winter Park, Kissimmee, Maitland, Longwood, Orange
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and the entire Central Florida Area.