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  • 21-Apr-2017

    Experts Push for Tougher Distracted Driving Laws

    April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and organizations and advocates throughout the country are increasing their efforts to raise awareness about the devastating consequences distraction can have when it takes place behind the wheel. ...
  • 17-Apr-2017

    Can You Trust a Public Defender to Handle Your Case?

    Being charged with a criminal offense can make for difficult and frightening times. When there’s a lot on the line, you need to be sure you understand and know how to exercise your legal rights, especially your right to legal representation. No ...
  • 14-Mar-2017

    What To Do if You Have Been Wrongly Accused of Domestic Violence

    Law enforcement and our criminal justice system have completely changed the way they handle matters of domestic violence. Where at one time law enforcement officers would respond to a domestic disturbance call and simply tell the parties to stop, ...
  • 7-Mar-2017

    Am I Able to Appeal a Personal Injury Case?

    Sometimes, victims may not be satisfied with the results of their personal injury case. Whether it results from poor legal representation, erroneous details, or a difficult and challenging case, unsatisfactory results can greatly threaten victims and ...
  • 9-Feb-2017

    4 Things to Know About Premises Liability After Being Injured on Another's Property

    The civil justice system protects the rights of the injured and the wronged by providing avenues for them to hold negligent parties accountable. If you or someone you love has been injured while on another’s property, you might have the right ...
  • 2-Feb-2017

    3 Reasons Why You Should Create an Estate Plan

    Estate planning is the personal and legal process of establishing plans for how you want your estate – or the assets, property, and policies you own – to be divided upon your death. While many people think estate planning is something ...
  • 20-Jan-2017

    Legal Factors You Need to Know Before Buying a Business

    Many people all over the United States dream of owning a business. The idea of being one’s own boss is an essential part of the American Dream. It’s no surprise, then, that so many people attempt to start small businesses. Around 543,000 ...
  • 12-Jan-2017

    What Is Legal Guardianship?

    A legal guardian is someone appointed with the legal authority to care for the personal and property interests of another person. Legal guardians can care for seniors, minors, and/or the developmentally disabled. A legal guardian’s job is to ...
  • 1-Dec-2016

    Attorney David Carmichael Featured in Winter Haven Sun's "Voices Vary on Medical Marijuana"

    Recently, our very own Attorney David Carmichael of Boswell & Dunlap LLP was featured in an article titled “Voices Vary On Medical Marijuana,” published by Winter Haven Sun. According to the article, a recent amendment to ...
  • 28-Nov-2016

    Boswell & Dunlap LLP's Very Merry Holiday Celebration for Bartow Chamber Members

    Our legal team of Polk County lawyers at Boswell & Dunlap LLP would like to invite any and all members of the Bartow Chamber to our Very Merry Holiday Celebration, which will be held on December 8, 2016 at 5:00 PM at the following location: 245 ...
  • 7-Nov-2016

    Hit-and-Run Suspect Identified and Arrested by Polk County's Sherriff's Office

    On Thursday, November 3, the Polk County’s Sherriff’s Office arrested the driver responsible for the death of a mother and critically injuring a deputy in a hit-and-run collision that occurred on Saturday, October 29. Before the arrest ...
  • 3-Nov-2016

    Understanding Florida's Implied Consent Law

    Florida’s Implied Consent Law, which is defined in Section 316.1932, states that any individual who accepts the privilege of driving in Florida has given her or his consent to submit to lawful requests for urine and breath testing in order to ...
  • 27-Oct-2016

    Boswell & Dunlap LLP Partners Donate to All Saints Academy Halo Fund

    Our legal team of Polk County lawyers at Boswell & Dunlap LLP is pleased to announce we are proud leadership partners of the Headmaster’s Circle of the All Saints Academy’s Halo Fund. This fundraising effort is All Saint ...
  • 25-Oct-2016

    Common Halloween Criminal Charges

    With Halloween just around the corner, many individuals are getting ready to dress up and walk the streets in search of candy, fun, and light-hearted spooks. While the Halloween holiday season can be fun, the season is often known for its increase in ...
  • 23-Sep-2016

    How to Protect Your Right to Compensation After a Car Accident

    A car accident can be a disorienting experience. While we all hope that we never have to experience a collision, it is nevertheless important to prepare yourself so that you know what to do in case one occurs. Most people are familiar with the ...
  • 29-Aug-2016

    How a DUI Can Become a Felony in Florida

    The state of Florida takes driving under the influence cases (DUI) seriously. In fact, according to the Florida Department of Motorized Vehicle’s records, in 2011, there were 33,625 misdemeanor and felony DUI convictions. Although both can ...
  • 12-Jul-2016

    How Much Will Your Personal Injury Claim Be Worth?

    If you or someone you love has been injured due to another’s negligence, you’re probably wondering how much money you can recover by filing a personal injury claim. Victims and families who suffer harm in preventable accidents can ...
  • 29-Jun-2016

    Holidays Increase Risks of Accidents - Stay Safe This Fourth of July

    The Fourth of July weekend is approaching, and our legal team would like to wish everyone throughout Bartow and Polk County a safe holiday weekend. As attorneys who have served this community for over a century, we know this time of year can be a ...
  • 1-Jun-2016

    Charged With a Crime - Should i Plead Guilty?

    Facing criminal charges and penalties can be a stressful experience. Unfortunately, this stress can lead to a lot of mistakes or actions that jeopardize the strength of one’s defense. These types of critical errors often come as confessions ...
  • 25-Mar-2016

    3 Key Factors Courts Consider When Determining Child Custody

    During a divorce or separation that involves children, courts will always consider the wellbeing of the child before making critical custody decisions. Because child custody matters can become highly complex, it is best for divorcing or separating ...
  • 11-Mar-2016

    Why Talking to the Police Will Not Help Your Case

    One of the most important rights we have in this country is our Fifth Amendment right to remain silent. This Amendment exists to protect citizens from incriminating themselves when they are questioned by law enforcement officers. Regardless of the ...
  • 19-Jan-2016

    Welcome to Our Blog

    Thank you for visiting our legal blog, where our goal is to provide you with helpful insight regarding industry updates. Here, you can find news about our recent cases and accomplishments and current events and relevant changes in our field. Boswell ...

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