Various estimates put the number of federal crimes at 3,000 to 4,000 – perhaps even higher. It may be that Congress creates 500 new federal offenses every decade, around 50 per year. No one really knows how many exactly. .

If you’ve been charged with a federal offense, or you are currently under investigation, beware that the federal government operates on a different playing field than state and local government. The “success rate” for convictions in the federal system is in the 90 percent range. It’s high for a reason: The federal government does its homework, goes after people it strongly believes it can convict, and has extensive resources to gather the evidence it needs in court.

Fortunately, there are defense lawyers – like the lawyers of Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLC – who also do their homework, defend their clients vigorously, and have extensive resources, experience, and know-how in fighting the power of the federal government.

Patrick Roberts, who founded Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLC in 2007, has attended the most prestigious trial lawyer “finishing schools,” truly cares about the craft of being a criminal defense lawyer, and has real experience handling federal cases. Read more about Patrick’s approach to criminal defense on his profile.

What do you need in an attorney who fights federal charges?

Simply put, you need an attorney who knows how to fight the federal government and is not intimidated by the law, the process, or the procedure. We know how to fight because we have handled federal cases for clients in every single courtroom in North Carolina, in the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts, from the mountains to the coast.

Our record of results in defending clients against federal charges speaks for itself.

At Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, we’ve handled federal cases in a variety of areas, including:

  • Grocery/convenience stores accused of EBT food stamp trafficking by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services
  • Clients accused by the DEA of trafficking in oxycodone
  • Clients accused by the FBI of downloading child pornography

Most federal cases involve the prospect of heavy punishment – be it loss of revenue from no longer being able to accept food stamp benefits as a convenience store owner, or years in prison for drug- and sex-related offenses. A significant number of federal cases also involve charges of fraud and embezzlement.

Charged with a federal offense? Under investigation? Now is the time to call Patrick Roberts and his team.

Not all criminal defense lawyers handle federal cases. There’s a very good reason for that. The stakes are often higher. The wiggle room for mistakes is slight to nonexistent. In the federal justice system, if you don’t know what you’re doing, your client will pay the price. The federal government will be sure of that.

At Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, we handle the toughest cases, both state and federal, from homicide in state cases to drug trafficking and child pornography in federal cases. But experience handling state cases doesn’t mean your lawyer can handle federal cases too. Ability to fight the power of the federal government only comes from years of commitment to the craft of being a criminal defense lawyer.

Put your faith in Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLC. Whether at the investigation stage, trial stage, or sentencing stage, we’ve been there, and we do all we can to obtain the best result under the circumstances. Call 919-838-6643 or contact us online to get started on your defense.