RELEASED: MAY 15, 2011

RALEIGH, NC – Raleigh criminal attorney Patrick Roberts, at the Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, defended against a Driving While Impaired (DWI) charge. The woman’s DWI charge was dismissed in military court in Cumberland County.

Mr. Roberts‘ client, a woman who was active in the armed forces, was charged with DWI after driving on a North Carolina military base. Police suspected that she was under the influence of alcohol or some other impairing substance at the time she was pulled over. The impact of a DWI could have had serious consequences for her military career and other aspects of her personal life.

As a result of Mr. Roberts‘ strong criminal defense work, the DWI charge was dismissed. Instead of a DWI conviction, the charge was reduced to a misdemeanor careless and reckless driving. The reduced criminal charge meant that the woman only had to pay a fine instead of receiving probation.

Mr. Roberts encouraged the Special United States Attorney prosecuting the case to consider the recent military trauma his client had experienced. He argued that her recent traumatic experiences caused her to violate the law. It was important that the military prosecutor understood that a DWI conviction was not appropriate under these special circumstances.

North Carolina’s many military bases are a source of pride for the state, as are the military personnel working on these bases. The criminal attorneys at Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLC are experienced in aggressively defending military personnel who have been charged with a drug crime, sex crime, DWI or other crime.

If you have been accused of a crime and you are in the military stationed at Fort Bragg, Camp Lejeune or Pope Air Force Base, you should immediately contact a North Carolina criminal defense attorney. It is important to hire a criminal defense lawyer to protect against serious damage to your military career or military service.

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

Roberts 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.