Raleigh Federal Sex Crime Attorney
Protecting Your Rights and Reputation in Federal Court
A federal sex crime usually includes the violation of a federal law or the crossing of state lines. Often, these cases involve the Internet or human trafficking. Conviction for any federal criminal offense often comes with mandatory minimum sentences.
If you've been charged with a federal sex crime, don't waste any time in calling an experienced criminal defense attorney. At Roberts Law Group, PLLC, our Raleigh federal sex crime lawyer has worked on both sides of the courtroom. This experience helps him craft a thorough defense strategy that focuses on minimizing or eliminating the charges against you. Contact our North Carolina law firm for more information.
Defending Against All Federal Sex Crime Charges
Any federal sex crime can lead to criminal consequences, registration as a sex offender and a permanently ruined reputation. When facing such harsh consequences, don't wait to seek aggressive, dedicated representation. Attorney Patrick Roberts has experience defending against federal sex crimes charges, and is here to fight hard to limit the consequences you are facing for sex offense charges involving:
- Kidnapping for the purposes of committing a sex crime
- Human trafficking for prostitution
- Sex tourism
- Internet sex offenses such as solicitation or pornography
- Exploitation of a minor
If you have not yet been charged with, but are under investigation for a sex crime, you should still seek legal help. Confused about when you should contact a lawyer ? Speak to us today to learn if the help of a lawyer can be a benefit at this stage in the criminal process.
Contact Our North Carolina Federal Criminal Offense Lawyer
Contact attorney Patrick Roberts to schedule a free initial consultation. If you feel we are the right law firm for you, we can promise that we will be by your side and at your service throughout the legal process.
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.