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Board Certified Criminal Trial Expert David R. Carmichael on the process of hiring an attorney.

“Whether you’re facing charges for drug crimes, violent crimes, white collar crimes or any other felony or misdemeanor crimes, you have constitutional rights and are entitled to quality representation by an experienced Attorney. As a Board Certified Trial Attorney I have the experience and commitment to help protect you and your family. I have tried more than 150 jury trial and many more non-jury trials. Let me apply my hard won experience and help you during this challenging time, and although I cannot guarantee results, I always work very hard and focus to achieve the best possible results for my clients.”

David R. Carmichael on criminal offenses and representing clients charged with crimes:

“Over the years I have often seen clients who are unfamiliar with the court system, clients who are extremely worried about their future. Many of our clients have never been inside a court room and now they are facing incarceration. We take great pride in helping our clients get back on track by giving each client individual attention to his or her situation and needs.”

Our Bartow Criminal Attorney Provides Excellent Representation

We provide individual attention in a number of ways including:

  • We listen to our clients’ needs and priorities.
  • We educate our clients so they understand their particular situation and are better able to assist us with the best defense possible.
  • We pride ourselves in professionalism and ethics. Although we cannot guarantee results, we always work very hard and are focused to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

David Carmichael, of Boswell & Dunlap, LLP. brings unique experience that sets him apart from other criminal defense lawyers and aids tremendously in your defense. As a former Assistant State Attorney for the Tenth Judicial Circuit, and as a Board Certified Expert in Criminal Trial Law, David has extensive knowledge from both a defense lawyers position and a state prosecutor’s perspective and understands what is takes to build a strong case to defend his clients.

"A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self- preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written law would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property, and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means." --Thomas Jefferson to John Colvin, 1810

A Polk County Criminal Attorney will fight for your rights

We provide criminal defense representation for the following:


If you or a loved one is in need of criminal defense representation, contact us for a free initial consultation.


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