DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA
July Term 2008
CRYSTAL FOREMAN, Appellant, v. STATE OF FLORIDA, Appellee. No. 4D07-3484 [November 26, 2008] PER CURIAM. Crystal Foreman was tried b y jury and convicted of aggravated battery. In this appeal, Foreman argues her trial counsel provided ineffective assistance in failing to request that the jury be instructed on the justifiable use of non-deadly force. We affirm the conviction without prejudice to Foreman’s right to file a motion for postconviction relief, raising such claim. See Kidd v. State, 978 So. 2d 868, 868 (Fla. 4th DCA 2 008) (recognizing that adequacy of lawyer’s representation may not generally be raised on direct appeal and that such claims are properly raised in a motion for postconviction relief). Affirmed. POLEN, KLEIN and STEVENSON, JJ., concur. * * *
Appeal from the Circuit Court for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, Broward County; Stanton S. Kaplan, Judge; L.T. Case No. 07-11400 CF10A. Carey Haughwout, Public Defender, and James W. McIntire, Assistant Public Defender, West Palm Beach, for appellant. Bill McCollum, Attorney General, Tallahassee, a n d Daniel P. Hyndman, Assistant Attorney General, West Palm Beach, for appellee. Not final until disposition of timely filed motion for rehearing.