Lakeland Theft Defense Lawyer and Attorney Lawrence Shearer, PLLC has extensive experience defending all battery and assault crimes, including domestic battery or assault, aggravated battery,  felony batter, aggravated assault and attempted murder.

Polk County theft offense lawyers and attorneys achieve their vest results by being familiar with the procedures and practices of the local courts and prosecutor’s office. Lawrence Shearer, PLLC has successfully defended nearly every form of battery and assault crimes.


Battery is the crime of hitting, injuring or even simply touching someone against their will.  Assault is the crime of threatening to batter someone, with the apparent ability to do, and at that moment.  Penalties vary, depending on the circumstances and the extent of any injuries, as well as the client’s criminal history, if any.  While simple battery and assault are misdemeanors, aggravated battery or assault and felony battery are felonies for which Sentencing Guidelines may require a state prison sentence upon conviction.  Use of a weapon, particularly a firearm, may greatly increase the penalties and risk. Conviction of a battery offense carries an additional stigma, because batteries are classified as violent offenses.

In cases where someone has been wrongly accused, his or her best chances of acquittal rest with the hiring of an attorney with experience and the reputation for excellence.

In those cases where innocence is not the issue, defense counsel strives to mitigate the client’s risks, which include prison or county jail and the black mark of a criminal or a felony conviction.  In certain situations, the attorney may be able to lobby for a non-criminal resolution, such as a deferred prosecution or pretrial intervention.

Lawrence Shearer, PLLC has the years of experience to recognize the best approach for the defense of and individual.  He will investigate all possible and, when necessary, aggressively pursue other options to alleviate the client’s risks.

Lawrence Shearer, PLLC welcomes you to call to schedule a free office consultation at which he will discuss your charges, possible defenses, as well as the risks you face and ways you might be able to avoid them.

Lawrence Shearer, PLLC

Lawrence Shearer, PLLC provides representation for all misdemeanor and felony offense clients in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, and Highlands County, Florida. This includes, but is not limited to DUI, domestic violence offenses, drug offenses, drug trafficking, theft, frauds, firearm offenses, burglary, sexual offenses, pornography, white collar crimes, robbery, battery, appeals, probation violations, and murder cases. We can also handle the sealing and expunging of criminal records.

Lawrence Shearer, PLLC provides you with an experienced Lakeland criminal defense attorney & lawyer. Contact Lawrence Shearer, PLLC at (863) 665-6895, to schedule a free confidential legal consultation.

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Shearer Defense can handle cases in the investigative stage and can help persuade law enforcement to not file formal charges. Retaining Lawrence Shearer, PLLC in the initial phases of a criminal case increases your chances for a successful resolution of your case. If necessary, our firm employs private investigators and forensic specialists to fully investigate your case, and to protect your rights. We file all appropriate pretrial motions to litigate the defenses you may have. If your case goes to trial, we will pick a jury, cross-examine State witnesses, and present your defenses.

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Shearer Defense is a Lakeland based Criminal Defense Lawyer and Attorney Firm, providing intense criminal defense in State and Federal courts in Polk County,Florida; and the neighboring counties of Hillsborough, Osceola, Orange, Hardee, and Highlands. Over 40 Years of Experience! Click to Call 863-665-6895 NOW!