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
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.