It's Your Kid's Future. We Fight To Protect It.
Raleigh, North Carolina, Juvenile Crimes Defense Lawyer
If your son or daughter is under 16 years of age and has been charged with a criminal offense, the key to an effective defense is keeping the case in the juvenile system. In the North Carolina criminal justice system, teenagers can be tried as an adult. That means that your child faces time in an adult prison, as well as a criminal record that won't go away.
Our primary goal is ALWAYS to keep your kid out of the adult system. We work hard to find ways to reduce felony charges to misdemeanors whenever possible. Juvenile records are sealed when your child turns 16. An adult record, however, is open to the public unless it can be expunged. Talk to us about the court process and learn how we can protect your son or daughter's future.
At Roberts Law Group, PLLC, we believe that a mistake made as a teenager shouldn't ruin a promising future. Criminal defense attorney Patrick Roberts formerly served as a prosecutor in three North Carolina counties. We understand what juvenile court judges expect to see in an effective defense. Because we have earned respect and a reputation for integrity among prosecutors, judges and court officials, we are able to work closely together to fight for the best possible outcome for your child, including finding options such as community service and alternative programs that don't include court-imposed obligations or jail. We can handle your child's defense against any charge, including:
- Assault, violent crime
- Gang-related crime, minor charged as adult
- Sexual assault
- Drug charges
- DWI defense, minor in possession of alcohol
- Theft, stolen property
- ID theft, check forgery
- Computer crimes
- Federal charges
It's your kid. It's your kid's future. Contact us right away.
North Carolina vs. M.W.
Charge: Charge: Robbery with A Dangerous Weapon (4 Counts), First Degree Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with A Dangerous Weapon
Facing: 12 - 17 years in prison
An incarcerated defendant accused our client of participating in the robbery of a group of youth at a party. We were able to raise doubt as to the credibility of this individual. In the end, the prosecutor dismissed these charges, citing a lack of evidence.