Suppressing evidence that the prosecutor intends to use in proving the government’s case against you is the first step toward a dismissal of the indictment or it may push the prosecutor to the bargaining table.

At Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, our criminal defense lawyers will evaluate all the evidence against you and look for issues in the prosecution’s case against you. Using these holes, we can negotiate for a better outcome in your case. Contact our law office today to learn how we can help you during a free consult.

Attacking an indictment is no longer as simple as it once was. There are other options, however, to fight the case the federal prosecutor is building against you. Federal investigators are still limited in what they can legally do by the U.S. Constitution. An experienced federal defense attorney from Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, can work to keep illegally obtained evidence from being used against you.

Protecting the Accused From Harsh Federal Criminal Penalties

Achieving the best possible outcome for some clients involves discussing the likelihood of conviction if a case goes to trial. As your attorney, Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, is on your side with straight and honest answers about the federal criminal process, the North Carolina criminal process, and whether negotiating for a lesser charge and sentence is in your best interest.

Choosing to plead guilty is a difficult decision. But a guilty plea is treated favorably under the sentencing guidelines and may result in a lesser sentence than if you were later convicted. Many factors go into negotiating the best possible plea bargain, including:

  • Understanding the ins and outs of the law related to the charges you face
  • Knowing the extent of the evidence the prosecutor has against you
  • Evaluating the strength of any evidence we have collected in support of your defense
  • Obtaining the exclusion of key evidence that was illegally obtained during the investigation
  • Being familiar with federal sentencing guidelines and how any departures may apply to lessen a potential sentence
  • Providing information to authorities that may assist in another case

As your federal criminal defense attorneys, we will work to reach a reasonable outcome when entering into plea negotiations.

Ready to Negotiate a Plea Agreement? Call Marcilliat & Mills PLLC

Experience counts in federal court. Put 20 years of combined trial experience on your side by calling Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, in Wilmington at 919-838-6643 or contact us online. Our lawyers’ knowledge of the federal court system, federal criminal laws, plea bargaining, and federal sentencing guidelines can help you get the best possible result from a negotiated plea agreement.

U.S. vs. J.R.
Charge: Mail Fraud (9 Counts), Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud
Facing: Three years in prison
Result: One year, One day

Our client was convicted of nine counts of mail fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud. The government alleged that our client fraudulently obtained more than $115,000 from her former employer. At the sentencing hearing, the Judge granted our motion for a downward departure, sentencing our client to one year and one day. The government had asked the judge to sentence our client to several years.