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If you are under investigation for a serious felony crime, it is important for you to seek an experienced criminal attorney. The consequences of being convicted of a violent crime are very serious. Your freedom is at risk, and a criminal record for a violent crimes such as aggravated assault, armed robbery, homicide, burglary, arson or kidnapping will affect your future for the rest of your life. Most serious felonies carry mandatory prison terms if dangerous allegations are proven by the government.

Attorney David Carmichael handles misdemeanor charges in Polk County.

It is essential that your Lakeland crimnal attorney have the experience, understanding and strategies to fight these serious charges to avoid a felony conviction or a lengthy prison term.

Our Bartow Criminal Lawyer will thoroughly review your case

David R. Carmichael represents defendants across the state of Florida, Polk County, Tampa, Orlando and surrounding cities and counties. David R. Carmichael has experience in a full range of serious felonies including:

  • Homicide/murder
  • Armed Robbery
  • Home Invasion
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Kidnapping
  • Rape/sexual assault
  • First-degree burglary (occupied building or entering with a weapon)
  • Gun Crimes
  • Arson of an occupied structure
  • And more…

Our Bartow Criminal Attorney Handles Dangerous Weapons Cases

There are serious consequences for allegations of dangerousness if the felony includes:

  • Dangerous instrument - includes knives, sticks, bottles, vehicles or anything that can or may be used against the victim that can cause serious injury
  • Deadly weapon - any handgun, riffle or air pellet/b.b. gun.
  • Serious bodily injury - broken bones or life-threatening injuries

Weapon enhancements are very serious because the allegation substantially increases mandatory prison time, even on a defendant’s first criminal offense.

Aggressive Defenses

David R. Carmichael is an aggressive, well rounded criminal defense attorney, a former Assistant State Attorney and current Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney. Mr. Carmichael explores all defenses to serious felonies, including self-defense or defense of a third party, lack of intent to cause harm or commit a crime and suggestive identity line ups, and 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.


Selecting an attorney is an important decision and should not be based solely on advertising, before you decide, ask a lawyer to send you free written information about their qualifications and experience.

I encourage you to meet with at least three different attorney's before making a decision about whom to retain for your case. Contact the The Florida Bar at www.floridabar.org and receive a list of attorneys in your area.

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