North Carolina Defense Attorney Patrick Roberts and Team Negotiated Favorable Outcome for Client Facing Federal Charges

(Charlotte, NC) The North Carolina criminal defense law firm of Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, has shaved years off the potential penalty for a client who faced federal drug conspiracy charges involving heroin.

This crime carries a penalty of 20 years to life in prison when a person has a previous felony conviction.

We argued that the challenges our client faced as a child contributed to his choices as an adult, and the government chose not to enhance our client’s potential sentence under 21 USC 841(b)(1)(A), despite our client having been recently released from prison on a prior drug charge.

The actual outcome in this case was 56 months.*

About Federal Drug Crimes

Federal drug crimes are some of the most serious charges a person can face. Though the law seems to be changing regarding minimum sentencing under the sentencing guidelines in terms of judges’ discretion to impose lighter sentences, any crime involving conspiracy and distribution of Schedule I drugs (cocaine, heroin, and many others) can result in years of prison time.

About Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLC

Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLC is a statewide criminal defense law firm. The lawyers of Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLC defend clients facing state or federal charges in Charlotte and throughout North Carolina. With offices in Raleigh, Wilmington and Charlotte, this firm offers aggressive legal representation for all types of misdemeanors and felonies, including conspiracy to distribute heroin.

We offer a free consult for potential clients to help answer your questions and point you in the right direction. If you need legal representation, contact us online at or call 919-838-6643.

DISCLAIMER: The cases, facts and outcomes discussed in this press release are illustrative of the matters handled by the firm. Actual case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case. Not all of the firm’s case results are included on this site. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon a lawyer’s or law firm’s past results because prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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.