Misdemeanor or Felony? We'll Fight To Reduce Charges.
Raleigh, North Carolina, Criminal Defense Lawyer
Often, the single most important thing your criminal defense attorney can do for you is fight to reduce your felony charges down to a misdemeanor offense. The difference in the outcome can mean the difference between a lengthy time in prison and a fine and/or community service.
We Will Fight To Reduce the Charge
If you have been charged with a felony, don't assume that you don't have any options. An experienced felony criminal defense attorney knows how the system works and can work with the prosecutor to make sure that the charges fit the alleged crime. You may be able to strike a misdemeanor plea bargain deal, regardless of your original felony charge.
We don't roll over for the prosecutor. Your future is too important.
Roberts Law Group, PLLC will work hard to help you get the best possible outcome if you have been charged with a felony. A reduction to a misdemeanor offense may even be possible after you have already accepted an agreement to plead guilty to a felony charge. As a former Assistant District Attorney, attorney Patrick Roberts has extensive experience evaluating alleged felony offenses. We use that experience to do everything possible to help you avoid a felony conviction and the serious penalties that come with it.
Our goal is to do everything possible to prevent a felony conviction on your record. If you are worried about the outcome of your case, talk to us about our experience. We can make a difference in your case.
Contact our offices to discuss the charges you are facing. Even if you have already accepted a plea bargain, don't hesitate to call. There are often legal strategies that the DA will accept.
Maryland vs. R.A.
Charge: 1st Degree Murder, Attempted 1st Degree Murder, 2nd Degree Murder Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, Manslaughter, Second Degree Assault and Felony Handgun Charges
Facing: Multiple Life Sentences
Result: Not Guilty
This client allegedly fired shots into a New Years Eve party on January 1st 2006. The shooting resulted in the death of a 21 year old female (who was survived by her twin sister), and the wounding of the deceased's uncle.
Defense focused on:
- The week-long unexplained absence of an important Government witness after the shooting occurred;
- The lack of any witnesses testimony as to the Defendant firing a handgun;
- The inability of the State to produce a weapon;
- And the possibility of another shooter on the scene due to blood splatter evidence outside the home near the spot that the Defendant was standing.
Defendant was found not guilty on the murder charges. The jury was hung as to the manslaughter, assault and handgun charges. The defendant later pled to manslaughter and was given a ten year sentence, suspend all but 5 years.
Maryland vs. E.W.
Charge: Domestic Violence -2nd Degree Assault (Two Counts), Deadly Weapon with Intent to Injure, Malicious Destruction of Property, and 4th Degree Burglary
Facing: 26 years, 60 days years
In a case of alleged domestic violence, cross examination of accuser, the government's main witness, cast doubt on the strength of the Government's case. The Judge granted the Defense motion for acquittal at the close of the State's case and dismissed all charges.
Maryland vs. M.W.
Charge: Attempted Distribution of Controlled Dangerous Substance (Two Counts), Drug Possession
Facing: 44 years
Result: Jury Trial - Not Guilty
Two officers testified at this jury trial. Inconsistencies elicited on the cross examination of the officers established that the Government did not do enough to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.