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.


Domestic violence charges are typically viewed as very serious offenses 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.


Because these charges typically involve conflicts between husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends, or domestic partners, it is not unusual for an alleged victim of domestic violence to change his or her mind and decide that they do not wish to prosecute.  What many people do not know is that, even if the alleged victim wants the charges dropped, that decision is not up to that person.  Under Florida law, it is the prosecutors at the State Attorney’s Office that make the decision whether to prosecute any given domestic violence case.  Very often, if the accused does not hire an attorney, the decision will be made to prosecute, even if the alleged victim does not want that to happen.  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 domestic violence charges, including self-defense, mistaken identity, false accusations and lack of intent (accidental actions).  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.