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Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council
302 W. Washington St., Rm. E-205
Indianapolis, IN 46204
David N. Powell
Bernard A. Carter assumed office as Lake County Prosecutor on December 6, 1993. He had formerly served as a deputy prosecutor and Lake County Superior Court Judge. He received his undergraduate degree from Kentucky State University and his J.D. degrees from Valparaiso University. He has long served as a board member of the Association of Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys, Inc. and serves on the executive committee of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council.
Prosecutor Carter's office represents the State in all criminal cases in the County courts. Responsibilities include screening of cases, representing the State in cases before grand juries, prosecuting cases in all criminal courts in the County, investigating special white collar and economic crimes, advising police and citizens on criminal matters, and performing special services in matters such as child abuse, non-support, worthless check, welfare fraud, gang crimes, and consumer fraud cases.
Prosecutor Carter was among founding members of the Indiana Governor’s Drug Task Force honored in 2016 with Distinguished Hoosier Awards.