Spivack law criminal defense

Criminal Defense – You Need the Right Lawyer!

When you’ve been charged with a crime, your freedom is at risk! Felonies, misdemeanors, DUI (driving under the influence), drug charges, weapons charges, burglaries, robberies, thefts, computer crimes, assault and battery, domestic violence and other crimes are serious offenses. You need a criminal defense lawyer who will stand up for your rights and defend you to the fullest extent. Your defense attorney should have experience, wisdom, and determination.

Known for aggressive and skillful legal representation, the law firm of Spivack Law, P.A. has earned the trust and respect of clients and colleagues. Serving clients in Lakeland, Polk County, and throughout Central Florida, Spivack Law, P.A. gets results.



These types of charges can be charged in a number of different ways.  Typically, Battery is a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in the county jail, and Assault is a second degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 60 days in the county jail.  However, Felony Battery and Aggravated Assault are normally third degree felonies punishable by up to 5 years in prison, while Aggravated Battery is typically a second degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.  There can be various aggravating factors such as the use of a firearm, the commission of the offense against a law enforcement officer, or the commission of the offense against an elderly or pregnant person that can further increase the seriousness of any of these charges.


Charges such as these are viewed as violent crimes by prosecutors, and these charges must be handled the right way in order to get the best result for a client.  Scott K. Spivack of Spivack Law has been successfully representing people on these types of charges for over 25 years.  Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney at the earliest possible stage after the initial arrest will maximize your chances of obtaining a favorable result in cases such as these.


Formerly President of the Polk County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and formerly felony division chief at the Office of the Public Defender in Polk County, Scott K. Spivack has been zealously protecting his clients’ rights for over a quarter of a century.  Numerous defenses can be raised to defend against these types of charges, including self-defense, mistaken identity, false accusations and lack of intent (accidental actions).  Further, it may be appropriate to argue that the prosecutors have overcharged the case, and that a lesser charge may be appropriate.  The defense in any given case, of course, will depend on the facts of that case.  Mr. Spivack knows how to build defenses to these types of charges that both work at trial and can otherwise lead to the successful resolution of the case.


Call or email Spivack Law today for your free consultation, and learn more of what we can do for you.