Marcilliat & Mills PLLC
272 N. Front Street
Suite 330
Wilmington NC 28401

Telephone: 919-838-6643

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Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8am – 6:30pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: Closed


When you’re facing serious criminal charges, we’re here to fight for you. At Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, a Wilmington area criminal defense law firm, our defense lawyers are committed to pursuing the best possible outcome for your situation. We know what’s at stake, and we believe you deserve skilled, experienced and aggressive legal representation.

Whether you’re facing accusations of a sex offense, murder allegations or drunk driving charges, our criminal defense lawyers will protect your rights aggressively at every stage of the proceeding. We strive, if possible, to get felony charges dismissed or reduced to misdemeanor charges to minimize the impact on you, the accused. Your freedom, reputation, rights and future are our top priorities.

Kevin Marcilliat

Our law partner, Attorney Kevin Marcilliat, our primary criminal defense lawyer at the Wilmington law office.

How We’re Different

Our legal team has a unique blend of experience, education and awards – which no other North Carolina law firm can match. These include:

  • Super Lawyers
  • Nation’s Top One Percent
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Criminal Defense College
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • Avvo 10/10 rating
  • Avvo Client’s Choice awards
  • White Collar Criminal Defense College

What do these credentials give us? One word: results.

The strengths of our criminal defense lawyers have translated into outstanding outcomes again and again. Take a look at just a few of our successes in serious cases:

  • Not guilty – Murder in the first degree (facing mandatory life sentence, State v. B.S.)
  • Case dismissed – Rape in the first degree ( State v. J.A.)
  • Not guilty – Statutory rape, abduction of a minor ( State v. R.L.)
  • Charges dropped – Felony drug trafficking, multiple counts ( State v. T.S.)

*Each case is different and must be evaluated on its individual facts. We work hard to assess each criminal charge individually. Prior results do not guarantee any future outcome.

We Don’t Shy Away From Serious Charges

Sex crimes, child pornography, murder, white collar crimes and the like are serious allegations. Our criminal defense lawyers are no strangers to these challenging cases. We know how to strategize a strong defense, fighting for your rights, reputation and privacy from the outset. Put simply, our attorneys have the experience and determination to make a difference.

We also handle federal charges as well as state crimes. The federal court system can be intimidating, and the punishment for a federal conviction is often much more severe than for a state conviction. Many federal charges involve mandatory minimum jail time.

Our Wilmington attorneys have significant experience handling complex federal crimes, including federal drug crimes, federal sex crimes and federal weapons charges. We understand the mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines and will help you understand your legal options to reduce or fight federal charges.

Standing Up For Military Members

Are you a Marine Corps member stationed at Camp Lejeune? Have you been charged with a crime or learned that you’re under investigation?

We can fight for you. Whether you’re facing a DWI/DUI charge, theft offense, sexual misconduct allegation, drug offense or murder charge, you can rely on our legal team for the aggressive representation you deserve.

We know that so much is at stake – not just your rights and freedom, but also your military career and lasting reputation. And we’ll work tirelessly to protect that.

Successfully Handling Title IX And Sexual Misconduct Matters

With several institutions of higher learning in the Wilmington area – including UNCW, Cape Fear Community College, University of Mount Olive and Miller-Motte College – allegations of sexual misconduct are bound to arise. At our law firm, you will find strong legal allies committed to providing a strong defense. We have a proven record of success in these challenging cases.

Contact Experienced Wilmington Criminal Defense Attorneys

Get started with a free initial consultation to discuss your situation as well as your rights and options. To get in touch, contact us online or call our Wilmington office at 919-838-6643 for an appointment.