Frequently Asked Questions
Boswell & Dunlap LLP has served the legal needs of Polk County residents
for more than a century. If you are seeking a Polk County lawyer, please
take a moment to peruse this list of commonly asked questions about who
we are, what types of cases we handle, and how we can help you. Choosing
a lawyer is an important decision, and we believe it is important for
potential clients to be aware of their options and gather as much information
as possible in the general legal process. We hope you find the information
shared here useful and look forward to speaking with you soon.
Why should I hire Boswell & Dunlap LLP to represent me?
You should consider aligning yourself with our firm because we have a
longstanding track record of success and an outstanding reputation among
clients and the legal community. Our firm was established over a century
ago, and our legal team of Polk County attorneys has extensive legal experience.
We are very selective about the lawyers we welcome to our firm, which
means our clients can expect to obtain the high-quality legal representation
they need and deserve. Your best interest is our number one priority!
What types of cases does Boswell & Dunlap LLP handle?
Boswell & Dunlap LLP accepts many different types of cases. Our areas
of practice include
, real estate law
trusts and estates
. No matter what kind of legal matter you are facing, we have the skill
to take on even the most complex cases.
Does Boswell & Dunlap LLP represent people outside of Polk County?
Our firm proudly extends our legal services to clients living in Highlands
County and Hardee County.
Are any Boswell & Dunlap LLP attorneys Board Certified?
Yes, Attorney David Carmichael is Board Certified in Criminal Trial by
the Florida Bar. This accomplishment is a testament to his expert knowledge
in this area of the law.
What does it cost for an initial consultation?
Boswell & Dunlap LLP is proud to offer
FREE consultations to prospective clients. This first step is essential to understanding
the details of a case in order to begin working toward an effective resolution.
Family Law FAQs
How much child support can I expect to receive?
Child support is calculated based on the income of both parents and the child's
specific needs. Having legal representation can help you obtain the child
support outcome you need to adequately provide for your child.
Do I need a Polk County divorce lawyer?
It is highly advisable that you hire a Polk County divorce attorney to
assist with the
divorce process. In doing so, you can help ensure that your rights and interests
will be protected. A divorce lawyer can also help you remain level-headed
and calm during the divorce process.
How long will my divorce take?
The length of a divorce could take a few months or several years. It depends
on the cooperation of both spouses and their assets. For example, a heavily
contested divorce needs to be settled in court, which could take several months.
Criminal Law FAQs
What are the penalties for DUI?
The penalties for
DUI in Florida for a first-time offense can include one-year license suspension,
up to $2,000 in fines, up to 9 months in jail, and the installation of
an ignition interlock device. The penalties for subsequent DUI charges
are much harsher.
What is the difference between a felony crime and a misdemeanor?
Misdemeanors, while serious crimes, do not result in the most severe charges like felony crimes.
Felony crimes can result in serious penalties such as imprisonment, expensive
fines, and a criminal record.
I'm thinking of defending myself. Is this a good idea?
We highly recommend that you don't defend yourself against criminal
charges. Prosecutors don't have a reputation for being lenient when
prosecuting criminal charges. Hiring a Polk County criminal defense lawyer
can increase the chances that you will obtain the most successful outcome
possible, such as a reduction of charges or a dismissal.
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If you have more questions for our legal team, please don't hesitate to
contact us. We would be happy to provide you with the answers you need to move forward
with your case.