Criminal Defense

Carmichael & Rickerson provides legal representation to those under investigation or charged with crimes in State or Federal Court. Carey D. Carmichael, Jr. and Sheena H. Rickerson are both former prosecutors with the Third Judicial Circuit of Florida, which covers Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, and Taylor counties. With two decades of combined criminal law experience, they are equipped to handle any case.

Let’s face it – being charged with a criminal offense is life-changing. Your life has been turned upside down, and you need help to get it back on track. Carmichael & Rickerson knows that the consequences of criminal charges exceed beyond just what happens in a courtroom. Even if someone is not sentenced to or facing incarceration; the potential of being expelled from school, losing a job, a home, custody of children, the right to vote, the right to own or possess a firearm, and the loss of a driver’s license are all potential consequences of criminal charges.

When you are being investigated or have been arrested for criminal charges, it is crucial to obtain an attorney to represent your interests as soon as possible. Hiring Carmichael & Rickerson as your attorneys in the early stages of the criminal process allows us to use our experience gained from handling thousands of cases to develop a strategy and game plan to minimize your risk, and in turn, the consequences you are facing. Choosing a lawyer is a serious decision. Do not make the mistake of choosing someone who does not care about your future; or does not have the time to focus on your case – resulting in a defense which may do more harm than good.