Sex Offenses Case Results

Charges: First Degree Statutory Sex Offense

Facing: 300 - 369 months
Result: First Degree Statutory Sex Offense charge dismissed

North Carolina vs. J.R. - Our client was accused by his minor daughter of forcing her to perform oral sex on him. We challenged every aspect of this case through the use of various criminal experts, including a polygraph expert, a child psychology and forensic expert, and a private investigator. With the help of these experts, we were able to persuade the Assistant District Attorney that a dismissal of this charge was appropriate.

Charges: Indecent Liberties with Children

Facing: 300 - 369 months
Result: Indecent Liberties with Children dismissed, misdemeanor probation

North Carolina vs. G.S. - Our client was accused by his step-granddaughter of child molestation. The allegations, if proven in their entirety, would have subjected our client to a possible prison sentence of more than 25 years in prison, and resulted in his being charged with First Degree Statutory Sex Offense. We represented the client throughout the entire period of the Child Protective Services (CPS) investigation. As a result of the information we provided in response to the allegations, our client was allowed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge and sentenced to probation. He was not required to register as a sex offender.

Charges: Possession of Child Pornography (18 USC 2252)

Facing: Up to 262 months
Result: 48 months

United States vs. T.B. - 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.

Charges: Statutory Rape

Facing: 166 - 341 months
Result: Statutory Rape charge dismissed, misdemeanor probation

North Carolina vs. G.S. - Our client was accused of having sex with an under aged girl. When our client was interviewed by the police officers at the station, his accuser was brought to the station and positively identified our client as the person with whom she had intercourse. We challenged the credibility of the accuser and identified issues that could be raised at trial. The assigned Assistant District Attorney agreed to dismiss the Statutory Rape charge in exchange for a misdemeanor probation sentence. The client did not have to register as a sex offender.

Accusation: Statutory Rape

Facing: 240-297 mos. in prison
Result: 60 days

State v. L.A. - Our client was found in the company of a fifteen year old girl after a night of excessive drinking. The girl accused our client of rape after her sister entered the room and found the two of them together. The state claimed to have several eyewitnesses to corroborate the girl's story, but we were able to challenge the claim of penetration. The prosecutor agreed to dismiss the statutory rape charge and allow our client to plead guilty to misdemeanor Assault On A Female. He did not have to register as a sex offender.

Accusation: First Degree Statutory Sexual Offense

Potentially facing: 240-297 months in prison
Result: No Charges Filed

State v. J.A. - Our client's wife accused him of engaging in sexual acts with their daughter. Child Protective Services (CPS) investigated. The wife also accused our client of downloading several images of child pornography. After conducting our own investigation, we were able to show there were no grounds for these accusations and the State decided not to charge our client.

Charge: Sex Offender Use of Social Website

Facing: 6-8 months in prison
Result: Dismissed

State v. J.S. - Our client was accused of violating the terms of his sex offender registration by using social networking sites. We were able to gather evidence showing there was no criminal intent by our client and that he only used the site for his work as a sports agent.

Charge: First Degree Statutory Sexual Offense (Three Counts)

Facing: 720-891 mos. in prison
Result: 16 - 20 mos. followed by probation

State v. R.R. - Our client was accused of sexually assaulting his nine year old granddaughter and showing her pornographic material. Despite his taped admission to detectives, we were able to negotiate a judgment that included probation after he served time in the county jail. He pleaded guilty to three counts of Indecent Liberties with A Minor, had to register as a sex offender and was placed on five years of supervised probation.

Charge: Statutory Rape (Two Counts), Indecent Liberties with A Minor (Two Counts), Attempted Kidnapping, Attempted Abduction of a Child

Facing: 541-670 mos. in prison
Result: 8 mos. followed by probation

State v. M.B. - Our client was accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a twelve year old girl on multiple occasions. He was also accused of visiting her school and attempting to remove her from the school premises without permission. We were able to negotiate a judgment that included three years of supervised probation after he served eight months in county jail. He had to register as a sex offender after pleading guilty to two counts of Indecent Liberties with A Minor.

Accusation: First Degree Statutory Sexual Offense

Potentially facing: 240-297 months in prison
Result: No Charges Filed

State v. J.C. - Our client was accused by her minor son of engaging in oral sex with her. We were able to interview those close to the family and discovered that the son had a history of making false accusations of this nature. We also gathered medical records to show that the child suffered from a long history of mental illness. After showing the son's history of mental instability, the government chose not to file any charges against our client.

Accusation: Indecent Liberties with a Minor

Potentially Facing: 32 - 40 months in prison
Result: No Charges Filed

State v. C.B. - Our client was accused of touching two of his daughter's teenage friends in a sexually inappropriate manner. Both were under the age of 16. After conducting our own independent investigation, we provided our findings to local authorities. After reviewing our findings, the State made the decision not to charge our client.

Accusation: Indecent Liberties with a Minor

Potentially facing: 32 - 40 months in prison
Result: No Charges Filed

State v. C.J. - Our client was alleged to have sexually assaulted his girlfriend's fourteen year old daughter and one of the daughter's friends. The allegations were made by the daughter of a former neighbor of our client. Child Protective Services (CPS) conducted an investigation and referred the matter to local law enforcement. We conducted our own investigation, which included interviews of the neighbors, the accuser's friends and other key potential witnesses. After turning over our findings to local authorities, the State decided not to charge our client.

Accusation: Indecent Liberties with a Minor

Potentially facing: 16 -20 months in prison
Result: No Charges Filed

State v. J.M. - Our client was accused of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend's teenage daughter. We provided documentation to local detectives that cast doubt on the girl's truthfulness and established that this story was an act of revenge by the accuser's mother. After reviewing our documentation, the State made the decision not to charge our client.

Accusation: Indecent Liberties with a Minor

Potentially facing: 16 -20 months in prison
Result: No Charges Filed

State v. J.C. - Our adult client was accused of touching a six year old at his cousin's day care service. After conducting our own investigation, we were able to present enough evidence to convince the State to drop their investigation and not file charges against our client.

Charge: First Degree Forcible Rape and First Degree Kidnapping

Facing: 26 - 33 years in prison
Result: Dismissed

North Carolina vs. O.S.- Case involved allegations of forcible rape at gun point. We were able to gather evidence to attack the accuser's credibility and discredit her story. The prosecution dismissed the charges.

Charge: Felony Assault by Strangulation

Facing: 6 - 8 months in prison
Result: Dismissed

North Carolina vs. A.A. - Our client was charged with assaulting a woman he met on the Internet. The woman alleged that our client choked her and threatened her life because she refused to have sex with him. At a probable cause hearing, a judge found no probable cause and dismissed the charge.

Charge: Sexual Battery

Facing: 2 months in jail
Result: Dismissed

North Carolina vs. D. P. - Our client was charged with sexually assaulting an intoxicated acquaintance at a party. We gathered information to prove that the allegations were false. The prosecution dismissed the charge.

Charge: Ten Counts of Second Degree Exploitation of a Minor

Facing: 12 - 17 years in prison
Result: Felony Probation

North Carolina vs. J. P. - Our client was accused of downloading numerous images of child pornography from the Internet. This was a high profile case that drew significant media attention. We were able to negotiate a probationary judgment with only weekend jail time.

Charge: First Degree Statutory Sexual Offense, Indecent Liberties with A Child

Facing: 21 - 27 years in prison
Result: Misdemeanor Probation

North Carolina vs. J.R. - Case involved allegations of oral sex between a minor child and her father that arose during a heated child custody dispute. We were able to negotiate a dismissal of the felony charges. Our client pled guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery and was sentenced to probation.

Charges: Second Degree Statutory Sexual Offense

Facing: 20 - 25 years in prison
Result: Misdemeanor Probation

North Carolina vs. K. S. - Adult client accused of engaging in oral sex with an underage girl and providing several minors with alcohol. The prosecution had several eyewitnesses, including members of the accuser's family. We negotiated dismissal of the felony charges in exchange for a plea to misdemeanor sexual battery.

Charge: Statutory Rape

Facing: 20 - 25 years in prison
Result: Misdemeanor Probation

North Carolina vs. S. N. - Client accused of having sexual intercourse with a 15 year old girl. The evidence against our client included his confession. We negotiated a dismissal of the felony charge in exchange for a plea to contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

Charge: Second Degree Kidnapping, Indecent Liberties with A Child, Felonious Restraint, Contributing To Delinquency of A Juvenile

Facing: 59 - 99 months in prison
Result: Deferred Prosecution

North Carolina vs. M.M. - Our adult client, a college student, was accused of meeting a 14-year old girl on the Internet and arranging a meeting with her. The state alleged that he took her from her home county to a nearby county for improper purposes. Ultimately, the charges of Second Degree Kidnapping, Indecent Liberties With A Child and Contributing to the Delinquency of a child were dismissed. The client signed a deferred prosecution agreement that will result in a dismissal of the final charge if he satisfies the agreed upon terms.

Accusation: Second-Degree Forcible Sexual Offense

Facing: 6 - 8 years in prison
Result: No Charges Filed

In re B.G. - Client accused of forcing a female companion to perform oral sex on him. We gathered evidence to prove that the contact was consensual. The prosecutor and the lead detective chose not to file charges.

Accusation: Possession of Child Pornography

Facing: 10 years minimum

Result: No charges

Our client's employer found hundreds of possible images of child pornography on several of his work computers. We represented the client during the employer's internal investigation and advised him on how to make a strategic withdrawal from his position without attracting the attention of federal or state authorities. Ultimately, the employer closed the investigation and no charges were filed.

Charges: Cyberstalking (7 Counts)

Facing: Up to 7 months
Result: Dismissed

Our client was accused of repeatedly sending harassing e-mails to numerous co-workers over a period of several months. We argued that the e-mails did not rise to the level of harassment and that the purpose and intent of the e-mails had been misunderstood. The state chose to dismiss all charges.

Disclaimer: The listed cases are illustrative of the types of cases handled and do not represent the entire record of cases handled by the firm. The outcome of a particular case is based upon a variety of factors and cannot be predicated upon a lawyer's or law firm's past results. The penalties listed for each case are the maximum amount of time the client was facing, based upon the structured sentencing guidelines and taking into consideration each client's criminal record at that time. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.