If you received a DWI or traffic ticket on Fort Bragg, you are actually charged, and often required to appear, in federal court.

Just like with a State-issued charge or citation, if you are convicted of a traffic or impaired driving offense occurring on Fort Bragg, you could lose your license, be placed on probation or sentenced to jail, and receive driver’s license and insurance points. Common consequences for even simple traffic citations like speeding are increased insurance points and premiums for 3 years, and even revocation or suspension of your driving privileges.

Why hire a lawyer?

Often, hiring an attorney can eliminate some of the burdens and risks associated with receiving a traffic ticket or DWI on federal property like Fort Bragg.

If an attorney is retained, the attorney is usually able to appear on your behalf for common, non-DWI traffic matters, avoiding the need for you to personally appear in court. (Personal appearance in court for those charged on Fort Bragg is now even a bigger issue, as traffic tickets on Fort Bragg are currently being handled in the federal courthouse located in Raleigh, NC.) Although, if you are charged with a federal DWI, your appearance will likely be mandatory regardless if you have an attorney or not.

In the case of non-DWI traffic tickets occurring on federal property, an attorney is often able to get the traffic ticket reduced or dismissed upon the client’s competition of a defensive driving course. Reduction or dismissal can be critical to avoiding increased insurance premiums and even saving your license.

Even when the charge is DWI, an experienced attorney can assist you with restoring your driving privileges as soon as possible and determining the best strategy for mitigating the other negative consequences of receiving this charge. Just like with DWIs charged by the State of North Carolina, DWIs charged by federal authorities can be won if the Government cannot prove that the stop and arrest of the accused driver was valid, or cannot prove that the alleged suspect was driving and impaired beyond a reasonable doubt.

When it comes to Fort Bragg traffic matters, we handle:

*Driving While Impaired (DWI)

*Speeding (any speed)

*Failure to Stop at Red-Light/Stop Sign

*Driving Wrong Way on One-Way

*Failure to Maintain Lane Control

*Unsafe Lane Change

*Reckless Driving

*Following Too Closely

If you were charged with any of the above moving violations on Fort Bragg, call the attorneys at Marcilliat & Mills PLLC at 919-838-6643.

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.