The War on Drugs is an abject failure, but our government still succeeds at jailing and imprisoning more people for drug charges than anywhere else on the planet.

Our philosophy in drug cases is straightforward: Aggressive criminal defense that puts people first.

You’re a person, not an addict or drug dealer.

Perhaps nothing encapsulates the irony of criminal justice and politics in America more than drugs, their use by individual citizens, how drugs are marketed and sold, and how the government punishes people for behavior that hasn’t been officially “blessed” by both lawmakers and the pharmaceutical industry.

Other than sex crimes, very few crimes are as politicized in the U.S. than drug offenses. The situation ebbs and flows. The 1920s saw alcohol hysteria and Prohibition, out of which nothing positive came, other than a major lesson in the uselessness and additional societal harm of creating laws that seek to control a person’s liberty and individual choice.

We could go on: Nixon’s War on Drugs, Reagan’s Just Say No, and the striking irony of today – the opioid epidemic, which came about as a direct result of the biggest drug dealer in America: the pharmaceutical industry. (Let us not forget the pharmaceutical industry’s not-incidental opposition to marijuana legalization, as well as the legitimate businesspeople who now seek to cash in on a plant that the DEA says has no positive benefit whatsoever.)

What are you looking for in a drug charges defense lawyer?

You want a lawyer who thinks the way we do.

At the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, founder Patrick Roberts learned from world-class trial lawyers. He learned how to tell a story that resonates with those who need to hear it, like the jury member who believes that drugs are bad, that people who use marijuana are lazy stoners, or opioid addicts get what they deserve, but then goes home and drinks a six-pack at dinner without a second thought.

Before starting his firm in 2007, Patrick studied chemical engineering at Johns Hopkins University, where he learned that not every substance is “bad” simply because it has a funny scientific name.

Prior to practicing criminal defense, Patrick began his legal career as a prosecutor for multiple District Attorney’s Offices. His knowledge on how both sides of a case works affords him the ability to perfect his techniques-for example, by using a motion to suppress to effectively challenge the Government’s case. Ultimately, Patrick’s experience as a drug prosecutor allows him to be a step ahead with all of his clients’ cases.

Everything pales next to our drive to succeed.

There’s a reason we have the record of results in drug cases that we do.

At Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, we handle the tough cases, from misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia to felony trafficking. There is a lot at stake in our clients’ lives.

Our clients range from the UNC Charlotte college student to what the government calls a “drug kingpin” (while excluding the pharmaceutical industry from that label), and we’ve won great results across North Carolina against state charges and federal charges, from the mountains to the coast.

Contact Marcilliat & Mills PLLC now.

Whether it’s a jury acquittal, a reduction in charges, a dismissal, or avoiding prosecution altogether, we do everything in our power to defend our clients against drug charges.

Our country cannot seem to get its priorities straight. It doesn’t seem to understand the irony of locking people away for drug possession while letting pharmaceutical executives get rich off painkillers. In this situation, your lawyer is the one person who can cut through this mess and work to get the best result possible under the circumstances.

If you’ve been accused of a drug offense, don’t wait to take action. Discuss your options and your defense today with Marcilliat & Mills PLLC. Call 919-838-6643 or contact us online.