Not every criminal defense law firm is equipped to handle federal charges.

Even if the firm says it’s qualified, ask about experience. Because in federal court, experience makes a difference.

We’ve handled cases in every single federal courtroom in North Carolina.

Court Map

Western District of North Carolina

1. Asheville: 100 Otis St, Asheville, NC 28801
2. Statesville: 200 W Broad St #100, Statesville, NC 28677
3. Charlotte: 401 W Trade St #210, Charlotte, NC 28202

Middle District of North Carolina

4. Winston-Salem: 251 North Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
5. Greensboro: 324 W Market St, Greensboro, NC 27401
6. Durham: 323 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701

Eastern District of North Carolina

7. Raleigh: 310 New Bern Ave #174, Raleigh, NC 27601
8. Wilmington: 2 Princess St # 239, Wilmington, NC 28401
9. Greenville: 201 Evans St # 209, Greenville, NC 27858
10. Elizabeth City: 306 E Main St #1, Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Federal Charges = Entirely Different Justice System

Your attorney must understand the various rules relating to grand jury indictments, evidence discovery, and deadlines for filing legal motions – and how to work with these rules to get the best result possible under the circumstances.

If you have been charged in federal court, contact Marcilliat & Mills PLLC by email or call 919-838-6643. We will give you a clear explanation of the federal mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines and what to expect. If you hire us to defend you, we will work aggressively to help you protect your rights.

Does Your Case Belong In State Court Instead?

Whenever possible, we fight to have your felony charges reduced to a misdemeanor and returned to the state criminal justice system.

What Other Questions Should You Be Asking?

You should be asking whether the defense attorney you choose to hire has the experience, knowledge, and dedication to “playing the game” in federal court – where it is an entirely different playing field than in state court.

At Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, we have federal trial experience (as well as sentencing hearing experience) fighting charges commonly brought by U.S. District Attorneys.

We’ve fought the following types of charges in federal court:

See our federal cases page for a sample of past results that we have achieved for our clients. With offices in each of North Carolina’s three districts (Raleigh, Charlotte, Wilmington, and Greensboro), we have complete statewide coverage, from the mountains to the coast.

This Is No Time To Hesitate – Call Now

Give us every opportunity to start an aggressive defense for you or your family member as soon as possible. Call 919-838-6643 or contact us by email.

U.SA. vs. M.R.G.
Charge: Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute 100 Kilograms or More of Marijuana; Aiding and Abetting Distribution of Marijuana
Facing: 5-40 years in federal prison (drug quantity in indictment triggered a mandatory minimum)
Result: Probation, after plea to reduced charge

Our client was charged in a muti-defendant drug conspiracy in federal court in the Eastern District of North Carolina (EDNC). A significant challenge in the case was that the client left the state to start a new life right after the events leading to the charges and thus was never arrested. At the time of retaining our law firm, the client had been “on the lam” for more than 8 years, living in another state under a false name. This client had changed every aspect of their life for the better and had a child and a steady job with no further arrests. We assisted this client with immediately self-surrendering on this old outstanding federal indictment, and based on our diligent and aggressive advocacy, the U.S. Attorney’s Office ultimately agreed to accept a plea to a lesser office. At sentencing, we told the sentencing judge our client’s compelling story and the Court ultimately agreed with our request for a sentence of probation, an extremely rare outcome in a serious federal drug conspiracy case.

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