Polk County Criminal Defense Attorney

Arrested? Get Aggressive, Experienced Representation

After you are accused of committing a crime, it is imperative that you contact Boswell & Dunlap LLP. Our criminal law attorneys have extensive experience and can help you face this serious, time-sensitive matter. Depending on the severity of the charges you face, you could be penalized with time spent behind bars, expensive fines, and a criminal record.

Why Choose Boswell & Dunlap LLP?

We can help defend your future and rights. Rest easier knowing you are working with a team that offers:

  • FREE & Confidential Consultations
  • A Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist
  • Service in Polk County & Central Florida
  • Aggressive & Personalized Service

Contact Boswell & Dunlap at (863) 533-7117 to request a free in-person consultation with a Bartow criminal defense lawyer.

Why You Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Being charged with a crime in Polk County puts your freedom and future on the line. Fortunately, our criminal justice system provides you with certain rights that can be used to your benefit. As experienced attorneys, we understand your rights and can explain clearly how they can be leveraged to protect you in order to reach a favorable outcome. Some of these rights include:

  • Your Right to Remain Silent – The Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution protects you against self-incrimination. This means you have the right to remain silent, which is crucial in criminal proceedings. If you are stopped under suspicion for a crime, being investigated, or interacting with law enforcement for any reason, you do not have to speak. In fact, anyone who may be potentially involved in a criminal matter should never speak to the police. Instead, contact an experienced crime defense attorney immediately so they can communicate on your behalf and explain what you do and do not have to say.
  • Your Right Against Search and Seizure – The Fourth Amendment protects personal privacy, which means the government cannot stop, search, or arrest you without reason. If law enforcement officers infringe upon this right, everything that follows can be considered tainted and can be thrown out as evidence against you. Seasoned defense lawyers know how to explore the circumstances surrounding stops and arrests to determine if they were conducted properly. Often when they are not, charges and cases can be dismissed.
  • Your Right to An Attorney – Perhaps your greatest right when it comes to the criminal justice system is your right to legal representation. Ultimately, you have the right to challenge the government’s case against you. By working with an experienced attorney, you can accumulate the evidence and arguments needed to effectively challenge the prosecution’s version of facts, and pursue a positive outcome.

Types of Criminal Cases We Handle

Turn to Criminal Law Attorneys Who Will Fight for You

Our criminal defense team is led by David R. Carmichael, an experienced attorney who is Board Certified in Criminal Trial by the Florida Bar. This is a significant distinction earned by less than 7% of all attorneys in the state. It shows that an attorney has attained the highest level of special knowledge and expertise in their area. At Boswell & Dunlap, LLP, our expertise, our resources, and our willingness to aggressively fight for our clients allows us to continually produce the outcomes our clients’ need – including:

  • Case dismissals
  • Charge reductions
  • Protecting our clients from imprisonment and other penalties

Should you choose to be represented by our reputable law firm, you can feel at ease knowing that your case is in the hands of a firm that was established more than a century ago. Our deeply rooted commitment to legal excellence is well-known in the communities we serve. We are ready and willing to fight for you and challenge the charges you face.

Do not hesitate to contact us to learn more about how we can help you face criminal charges. Your first consultation is free!
We are located in Bartow, but extend our services to Hardee County, Polk County, and Highlands County.