Raleigh, North Carolina, Juvenile Crimes Defense Lawyer

If your son or daughter is under 16 years of age and has been charged with a criminal offense, the key to an effective defense is keeping the case in the juvenile justice system. In the North Carolina criminal justice system, teenagers can be tried as an adult. That means that your child faces time in an adult prison, as well as a criminal record that won’t go away if his or her case is moved into adult court.

At Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, in Raleigh, our primary goal is ALWAYS to keep your kid out of the adult system. We work hard to find ways to reduce felony charges to misdemeanors whenever possible. Contact our criminal defense firm online today or at 919-838-6643 for a free consultation about how we can help protect your son or daughter’s future.

Kids Make Mistakes. At Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, We Fight For Second Chances

Our team of criminal defense professionals at Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, believes that a mistake made as a teenager shouldn’t ruin a promising future; a lifetime is too long to pay for the mistakes made while young. We understand what juvenile court judges expect to see in an effective defense. Because we have earned respect and a reputation for integrity among prosecutors, judges and court officials, we are able to work together to fight for the best possible outcome for your child, including finding options such as community service and alternative programs that don’t include court-imposed obligations or jail.

We can handle your child’s defense against any charge, including:

  • Assault, violent crime
  • Gang-related crime, minor charged as adult
  • Sexual assault
  • Drug charges
  • DWI defense, minor in possession of alcohol
  • Theft, stolen property
  • ID theft, check forgery
  • Computer crimes
  • Federal charges

Juvenile records are sealed when your child turns 16. An adult record, however, is open to the public unless it can be expunged. Our Raleigh criminal defense lawyers can explain the juvenile and adult court process and answer any questions you have about your son or daughter’s case.

The Future Is Still Bright For Your Teen. Let Us Help.

Whether you have been having problems with your child obeying the rules or whether your son or daughter made just one mistake and got caught, we are here to protect their future.  Contact our Raleigh law firm right away if your son or daughter is under investigation or has been charged with a crime in North Carolina. The consultation is free.

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 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.