Being charged with domestic violence can be a frightening experience. It’s even more alarming if you didn’t even know you were committing a crime. To most people’s surprise, “domestic violence” in North Carolina encompasses far more than physically hitting someone. It can also include emotional abuse and financial abuse. It doesn’t have to be a physical act it could be as simple as sending harassing emails or text messages.

If you find yourself facing serious criminal penalties for an alleged act of domestic violence, you can count on Marcilliat & Mills PLLC. Wilmington defense attorney Kevin Marcilliat is a SuperLawyer with extensive experience and keen insight into the opposing side’s strategies. Let him put his in-depth knowledge and skill to work in protecting your rights today: Call 919-838-6643 for a free consultation.

We Handle All Types Of DV Charges

Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, is well-equipped to defend you against charges such as:

  • Assault inflicting serious injury
  • Assault in the presence of a child
  • Assault on a female
  • Communicating threats
  • Strangulation
  • Sexual battery
  • Stalking
  • Violation of a protective order

You Have A Lot To Lose, So Take Action Today

Even a misdemeanor offense can result in very significant penalties ranging from heavy fines to 150 days in jail. In addition, you may be prevented from entering your own home, prevented from seeing your children, and more. Of course, felony offenses are even more serious and carry even weightier penalties.

When you work with us, however, we will pursue every available alternative on your behalf. We have successfully helped many first-time offenders to avoid criminal convictions altogether through a special diversionary program. In other cases, we have been able to prove that the alleged victim lied to obtain custody of the children or to gain revenge.

To learn about the specific defense options in your case, call our Wilmington firm at 919-838-6643 to set up a free consultation. You can also reach us by email. We are ready to begin fighting for your rights and freedom today.

State v. B.S.: Not Guilty Verdict in First Degree Murder Case.

In this case, our client was charged with First Degree Murder in connection with a “drive-by” shooting that occurred in Charlotte, NC. The State’s evidence included GPS ankle monitoring data linking our client was at the scene of the crime and evidence that our client confessed to an inmate while in jail. Nonetheless, we convinced a jury to unanimously find our client Not Guilty. He was released from jail the same day.

State v. S.G.: First Degree Murder Charge Dismissed.

Our client was charged with First Degree for the shooting death related to an alleged breaking and entering. The State’s evidence included a co-defendant alleging that our client was the shooter. After conducting a thorough investigation with the use of a private investigator, we persuaded the State to dismiss entirely the case against our client.

State v. B.D.: First Degree Murder Charged Dismissed.

After conducting an investigation and communicating with the prosecutor about the facts and circumstances indicating that our client acted in self-defense, the case was dismissed and deemed a justifiable homicide.

State v. I.R.: Reduction from First Degree Murder to Involuntary Manslaughter and Concealment of Death.

Our client was charged with the First Degree Murder of a young lady by drug overdose. After investigating the decedent’s background and hiring a preeminent expert toxicologist to fight the State’s theory of death, we were able to negotiate this case down from Life in prison to 5 years in prison, with credit for time served.

State v. J.G.:

Our client was charged with First Degree Murder related to a “drug deal gone bad.” After engaging the services of a private investigator and noting issues with the State’s case, we were able to negotiate a plea for our client that avoided a Life sentence and required him to serve only 12 years.