Ocala Criminal Defense Lawyer
Carrie S. Proctor has been practicing law for over 29 years and has defended persons accused of various criminal offenses including but not limited to DUI, drug trafficking, domestic violence, assault, battery, theft and murder for the past eleven years. She also handles injunctions for protection and civil forfeiture proceedings. Through her previous experience as a prosecutor for the State of Florida in Marion County and as the Senior Staff Attorney for The Marion County Sheriff’s Office and as a criminal defense attorney in her own private practice, she has extensive trial experience and is well versed in all aspects of the Criminal Justice System from the investigative stage through sentencing.
Extensive Criminal Law Experience
Upon graduating from The University of Florida College of Law, Carrie worked as an Assistant State Attorney in Marion County Florida. Her knowledge and skilled abilities quickly resulted in numerous promotions which ultimately led to her position as a Felony Docket Manager and later to her unique position as Chief Felony Drug Prosecutor. As a prosecutor, Carrie tried hundreds of cases in both County and Circuit Court.
Carrie then worked for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office as Senior Staff Attorney. As Senior Staff Attorney, Carrie responsibilities included defending the Sheriff’s Office in various types of litigation, acting as a liaison with the judiciary, and advising the Sheriff’s Command Staff on a variety of legal issues. In addition, Carrie was responsible for the legal training of the Sheriff’s deputies and represented the Sheriff’s Office, City of Dunnellon and City of Ocala in forfeiture proceedings.
Carrie has also taught criminal justice classes for the Police Academy at The College of Central Florida , as well as paralegal classes at Webster University.
Carrie graduated from the University of Florida in 1983 where she majored in Political Science and Criminal Justice. She than remained in Gainesville, and attended the University of Florida College of Law, earning her Juris Doctorate in 1987. While working at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Carrie also attended the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.