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Ottowa E Carter Jr

Criminal defense Attorney at Clinton, MS

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  • Licensed for 32 years
    State MS
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found

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I provide competent and vigilant representation for my clients. My passion for such representation stems from my experience of seeing innocent people convicted of crimes because the criminal justice system failed them. Such failures devastate the person wrongfully convicted and his or her love ones as well. I always zealously advocate for my clients to address flaws in the system so that judges and juries understand that a charge does not always mean guilt.

My experience includes representing clients in numerous first offense driving under the influence (DUI), second offense DUI, or felony DUI cases with positive results, including dismissals, non-adjudications, and other resolutions that were substantially less than the penalties allowed by law. Additionally, I have successfully represented many other clients charged with drug possession, drug sales, murder, rape and sexual battery, aggravated assault, embezzlement and fraud.

Proverbs 31:9 directs us to “Open [our] mouths, judge righteously, and defend the rights of the poor and needy.” I believe that one of my missions in life is to put this command into action with zealous and effective advocacy for those seeking justice in our legal system.




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Ottowa E. Carter Jr., P.A.
604 Highway 80 West
Suite N
Clinton, MS, 39056


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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Ottowa E. Carter, Jr. P.A. Law Firm
  • 2004 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Allred Law Firm
  • 1998 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Stamps and Stamps Law Firm
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Attorney
  • Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes
  • 1991 - 1995
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  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 2006
  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Jackson State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1976


  • Mississippi Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Mississippi State Bar
  • Client Security Fund Committee
  • 1991 - Present
  • Magnolia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Mississippi Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Mississippi Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Board Member
  • 1993 - 1994
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Fred Banks Legal Award
  • Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP
  • 2014
  • Beacons Blaze Honoree for Political Awareness and Involvement
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.,Clinton, MS Alumnae Chapter
  • 2013
  • Leader in Law
  • Mississippi Business Journal
  • 2013

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General practice Attorney | Sep 05
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Carter is a competent lawyer who zealously advocates on behalf of his clients."
General practice Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Carter is very proficient, knowledgeable and efficient in representing his clients."
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Clinton Criminal defense Lawyer Ottowa E Carter Jr
Ottowa E Carter Jr
Criminal defense Attorney
Clinton, MS
Licensed for 32 years
Free Consultation
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