(Raleigh, NC) A Wake County criminal defense duo of Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, worked together to avoid charges of domestic assault and/or forcible sexual assault after police investigated an assault complaint in Cary.

The man was accused by his wife of forcible sexual assault. She requested a domestic violence protective order, which triggers the scheduling of a Chapter 50B hearing in North Carolina. An experienced Chapter 50B defense lawyer from Marcilliat & Mills PLLC handled the 50B matter and defeated the request for a stay-away order, allowing the man involved to continue to have access to his home and his family without being in violation of the law.

At the request of our team of defense lawyers, the man submitted to a polygraph examination regarding the details of the crime of which his wife had accused him. Our client was fully prepared for his meeting with the detective involved in the case and presented the polygraph test as evidence that his client did not assault his wife as she accused.

Instead, our defense strategy included asserting to the detective that the man’s wife had an ulterior motive for making the assault claims: immigration concerns. Documentation backing this claim was also presented to the detective investigating the domestic assault allegations.

The client was facing up to 30 years in prison if charged and convicted of forcible sexual assault. Through effective advocacy during the investigation, our defense team secured our client’s future. He would not have to go to prison. He would not be subject to a protective order. He would not even have to defend himself against charges of domestic violence or sexual assault. No charges were ever filed.

When experience counts, count on Marcilliat & Mills PLLCThe North Carolina criminal defense attorneys of Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, fight for the rights of the accused throughout the state. With offices in Raleigh, Wilmington and Charlotte, the experienced defense lawyers of Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, offer a free initial consultation to anyone facing criminal charges, including drunk driving, sex offenses, drug crimes, white collar crimes or on other felony or misdemeanor crimes in the North Carolina state or federal criminal justice system.

For more information or to contact the firm online to schedule a free consult at the location most convenient for you, please visit the firm’s Raleigh criminal defense siteWilmington criminal defense site or Charlotte criminal defense site. To contact the criminal defense lawyers of Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, please call 919-838-6643 for a free consultation.

North Carolina v. J.S.
Indecent Exposure
Potentially Facing: 30 days in Jail
Result: Case Dismissed

Marcilliat & Mills PLLC acted quickly, meeting with the DA’s office to mitigate on behalf of their client, who had no prior criminal history. The Defendant had cooperated fully with the officer. At defense counsel’s prompting, the ADA spoke with his Law Enforcement Officers and determined that Defendant had been through enough already. Dismissed on the first court date.