Raleigh, North Carolina, Criminal Defense Lawyer

Often, the single most important thing your Raleigh criminal defense attorney can do for you is fight to reduce your felony charges down to a misdemeanor offense. The difference in the outcome can mean the difference between a lengthy time in prison and a fine and/or community service.

We don’t roll over for the prosecutor. Your future is too important.

Marcilliat & Mills PLLC will work hard to help you get the best possible outcome if you have been charged with a felony. A reduction to a misdemeanor offense may even be possible after you have already accepted an agreement to plead guilty to a felony charge. We use that experience to do everything possible to help you avoid a felony conviction and the serious penalties that come with it.

Our goal is to do everything possible to prevent a felony conviction on your record. If you are worried about the outcome of your case, talk to us about our experience. We can make a difference in your case.

We Will Fight To Reduce the Charge

If you have been charged with a felony, don’t assume that you don’t have any options. An experienced felony criminal defense attorney knows how the system works and can work with the prosecutor to make sure that the charges fit the alleged crime. You may be able to strike a misdemeanor plea bargain deal, regardless of your original felony charge.

Contact our offices to discuss the charges you are facing. Even if you have already accepted a plea bargain, don’t hesitate to call. There are often legal strategies that the DA will accept.

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.