In Polk County, all felony level drug charges are handled out of the Bartow Courthouse, in downtown Bartow. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is very aggressive in pursuing all aspects of drug use, possession, and sales. At Boswell & Dunlap LLP, we provide well-versed and hard-hitting criminal defense to accused individuals.
Drug offense range from:
- Possession with intent to sell
What are the penalties I can expect?
The office of the State Attorney often files charges in these cases that have very serious consequences to offenders. Florida’s legislature has made many offenses subject to minimum mandatory prison sentences. Sentences of three, five, and seven years with no gain time are common, and fines run from $500 to $100,000. You are also facing the loss of your driving privileges if convicted.
These sentences are mandatory and not subject to negotiation. Therefore, if you are charged with drug offenses in Polk County, it is essential that your attorney be knowledgeable and able to aggressively defend your case in trial. Board Certified Expert David Carmichael maintains his office in Bartow, to actively defend his clients.
For Aggressive Legal Representation, Contact Boswell & Dunlap LLP.
David R. Carmichael is a well-rounded criminal defense attorney in Polk County who gained invaluable experience as a former assistant state attorney. As a board certified criminal defense attorney, he explores all defenses to drug charges, including:
- Self-defense or defense of a third party
- Lack of intent to cause harm or commit a crime
- Suggestive identity line ups
- Mental health defenses
He and his investigators scrutinize all evidence, including forensic evidence and witness or victim statements, and every aspect of the arrest or search warrants, to find grounds for dismissal or suppression of evidence. If you have a case in Bartow, Polk County, or Central Florida, he may be the criminal defense lawyer you need.