Clinton Criminal Defense Attorney

Attorney Ottowa E. Carter, Jr. has been extremely successful in handling murder, rape, drug, assault, driving under the influence, and other criminal cases. He is ready to assist you in your time of need.

When you or loved ones are charged with a crime, it is a must that you have an experienced attorney who is knowledgeable about criminal law, well versed in court rules and practice, and not afraid to take your case to trial. Having such an attorney on your side is a necessity because oftentimes the policemen, lab technicians, prosecutors, and judges all share a prosecutor’s perspective of how our legal system is supposed to operate. Additionally, in many cases, the judge was formerly the District Attorney or an Assistant District Attorney in the office prosecuting the case. Attorney Carter has a proven record of zealously advocating for his clients from their perspective when fighting to obtain justice for them.

Representative Cases:

  • Client charged with murder after shooting and killing a person he claimed was attacking him with a knife. Attorney Carter argued that client acted in self-defense even though an eye witness said the shooting was unprovoked. After a four-day trial, the jury returned a not guilty verdict.
  • Client charged with aggravated assault after stabbing and seriously wounding a person during a fist fight. Attorney Carter argued that client acted in self-defense even though the person was unarmed. After a three-day trial, the jury returned a not guilty verdict.
  • Client charged with sexual battery after alleged victim claimed that Client penetrated her against her will. Attorney Carter argued that the victim’s description of Client’s alleged actions was inconsistent and not credible. After a two-day trial, the jury returned a not guilty verdict.
  • Client was charged with sexual battery of a student. Because Client was a teacher, a probable cause hearing was required before he could be indicted. Attorney Carter’s vigorous and extensive cross examination of the state’s witnesses and presentation of the teacher’s exemplary conduct with other students convinced the circuit court judge that no probable cause existed to pursue the case further.
  • Client charged with selling marijuana when police officer claimed he noticed a large bulge in Client’s pocket after stopping and having him exit his vehicle. After a 10-minute discussion, officer claimed he saw client pull a large bag containing marijuana from this same pocket and throw it into the bushes. Attorney Carter argued that the officer’s claim was not credible. After a two-day trial, the jury returned a not guilty verdict.
  • Client charged with felony possession of marijuana after police officer claimed he saw Client exit his parked vehicle and throw marijuana back into it when the officer pulled up on Client who was parked in his yard. Attorney Carter argued that the officer’s claim was not credible and that he planted the drugs. After a two-day trial, the jury returned a not guilty verdict.
  • Client charged with armed carjacking based on statements of two of his alleged co- conspirators. After investigation of the state’s case against Client, Attorney Carter showed the District Attorney the weaknesses of the State’s case and convinced him to dismiss the case.
  • Client charged with drive-by shooting based on a description of the alleged vehicle and positive gunshot residue test. After Attorney Carter exposed numerous weaknesses in the State’s case at Client’s probable cause hearing, the District Attorney dismissed the case.
  • Client was charged with sexual battery and in a jury trial in which Client was not represented by Attorney Carter, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison. After Client retained Attorney Carter to represent him in his appeal, Attorney’s Carter’s persuasive appellate brief and oral argument convinced the Court of Appeals to grant Client a new trial and released him after 5 years in prison. The Client then accepted a plea to contributing to the delinquency of a minor and time served.
  • Client charged with receiving stolen property. At Client’s probable cause hearing, Attorney Carter argued that the state’s evidence was not sufficient to have his case presented to the grand jury. Therefore, his case was dismissed.
    Attorney Ottowa E. Carter, Jr. has been extremely successful in handling murder, rape, drug, assault, driving under the influence, and other cases. He is ready to assist you in your time of need.