Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have been arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking in North Carolina, you need an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer to stand up for your rights. A conviction can lead to steep fines, prison time and a future limited by your criminal record.
At Roberts Law Group, PLLC, we have helped clients minimize or eliminate penalties for federal drug charges. As a former prosecutor, lead attorney Patrick Roberts understands how to prepare an effective defense. He uses his inside knowledge to anticipate the prosecution's case and put together aggressive defense strategies for drug trafficking charges. Contact our criminal defense firm to put this experience to work for you.
Working to Protect Your Rights From the Very Beginning
Federal trafficking cases are not built overnight. The police, DEA or FBI may spend months building a case. It is important to get a criminal defense attorney involved as soon as possible in the investigation. Sometimes mistakes are made at the initial stages of the case that violate your rights. We know how to challenge evidence obtained through the illegal search and seizure of your property, and we may be able to prevent a formal charge. Our criminal defense lawyers also will negotiate with prosecutors to reach deals or secure reduced penalties and alternative punishments.
Our aggressive defense from the very beginning of your case will help decrease your risk. We will work to help you obtain the best possible outcome for your charge.
Experienced Drug Crime Defense
If you have been arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking in North Carolina, contact the Roberts Law Group, PLLC, and talk with an experienced federal drug trafficking defense attorney in a free initial consultation. We are able to handle federal drug cases in the Eastern District, Western District, Middle District, and can even handle appeals all the way to the United States Supreme Court. Call our toll-free number and schedule an appointment at 866-630-2389.
U.S. vs. J.R.
Charge: Mail Fraud (9 Counts), Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud
Facing: Three years in prison
Result: One year, One day
Our client was convicted of nine counts of mail fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud. The government alleged that our client fraudulently obtained more than $115,000 from her former employer. At the sentencing hearing, the Judge granted our motion for a downward departure, sentencing our client to one year and one day. The government had asked the judge to sentence our client to several years.
U.S. vs. E.A.
Charge: Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug-Trafficking Crime
Facing: 14–16 years in prison
Result: 65 mos.
Our client was charged in State court with multiple counts of trafficking cocaine. He was indicted in federal court and pled guilty to one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Quantity of Cocaine and one count of Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime. At the sentencing hearing, the government's recommendation was for an active sentence of 108–135 mos. followed by 60 mos. Thus, our client was facing 14–16 years. We argued that a 65 month sentence should be imposed and the judge agreed.
U.S. vs. T.B.
Charges: Possession of Child Pornography (18 USC 2252)
Facing: Up to 262 months
Result: 48 months
Our client was charged with possessing thousands of images of child pornography images. We negotiated a plea agreement under the possession section of 18 USC 2252, which capped the client's exposure to possible incarceration at 120 months. He entered a guilty plea and faced up to 108 months. We prepared an effective sentencing memorandum requesting a greater than 50% downward departure from the United States Sentencing Guidelines. We emphasized our client's strong community ties, military service, lack of a criminal history and solid work history to convince the court to minimize the punishment our client faced. The judge granted our request and sentenced the client to exactly 48 months in the United States Bureau of Prisons. His sentence included a period of supervised release and sex offender registration.