Sex Offenses Case Results

Voluntarily Dismissed

  • Accusation: 1 st Degree Sexual Offense with a Minor (6 counts), N.C.G.S. § 14-27.7A; Indecent Liberties with a Minor (6 counts), N.C.G.S. § 14-202.1
  • Facing: 1,536 months - 2,262 months, plus sex offender registration
  • Result: Voluntarily dismissed
  • State v. G.C.: Defendant was charged with sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend's daughter. He learned about the allegations one week after moving out of state and immediately retained our firm to represent him. We contacted detectives handling the investigation and advised them that our client was willing to provide a statement. Detectives advised that they had already made the decision to issue warrants against our client. We advised our client to voluntarily surrender on the outstanding warrants. He drove to North Carolina and we assisted him with the surrender process. Detectives accused our client of moving to escape criminal prosecution. However, we were able to discredit that argument by providing information from our client's employer regarding his job transfer and his voluntarily surrender. We presented this information to the Assistant District Attorney handling the case, as well as additional information regarding our client's home and family life. The Assistant District Attorney dismissed the case in District Court and declined to present the case to the Grand Jury for indictments. Our client has filed for an expungement to remove the charges and arrest from his record.
  • Attorney: MJM

Monetary Fine

  • Accusation: Indecent Liberties with a Minor (3 counts), N.C.G.S. § 14-202.1
  • Facing: 48-87 months, plus sex offender registration
  • Result: Monetary fine
  • State v. S.H.: Our client was charged with sexually assaulting his niece and masturbating in front of her. Prior to our representation, our client had given a statement to law enforcement that he had urinated in front of the girl, but he had never masturbated in front of her or assaulted her. Our client believed that his niece and her family were undocumented immigrants who were making this accusation against him in order to obtain a special visa ("U-Visa") designed for victims of violent crimes. After retaining our firm, we assisted our client in issuing subpoenas and interviewing witnesses who could testify about the alleged victim's motive. After presenting this information to the Assistant District Attorney, our client was offered a misdemeanor plea for Indecent Exposure for his admission to urinating in front of the minor. He was not required to register as a sex offender as part of this plea arrangement. During sentencing, we were able to present additional information and persuaded the judge to give him a suspended sentence that did not require supervised probation. Our client paid a small fine in court.
  • Attorney: MJM

No Charges Filed

  • Accusation: Second Degree Rape, N.C.G.S. § 14-27.3
  • Facing: 182 to 279 months, sex offender registration.
  • Result: No Charges Filed.
  • State v. R.F.: Our client was accused of forcing a high school classmate to have sexual intercourse with him without consent. Within days of being hired by our client, our firm collected exculpatory evidence from cellular phones, social media websites, and medical professionals. We then compiled and submitted that favorable evidence to the detective investigating the case. After an interview with the detective, where our client's side of the story was presented (without our client present to avoid the possibility of self-incrimination), the investigation was closed and no charges were filed.
  • Attorney: APR

No Charges Filed

  • Accusation: Second Degree Rape, N.C.G.S. § 14-27.3
  • Facing: 182 to 279 month, sex offender registration.
  • Result: No Charges Filed.
  • State v. J.J.: Our client was accused of forcibly raping a former friend. Upon being retained, our firm began interviewing witnesses, preparing affidavits, and having our client submit to a confidential polygraph examination. Our investigation revealed that the accuser's false rape allegation was an effort to "black mail" our client's brother-in-law, who was considering suing the accuser for defamation. Less than one week after submitting our findings, law enforcement informed us that the State was not going to pursue criminal charges.
  • Attorney: APR

No Charges Filed

  • Accusation: Second Degree Rape, N.C.G.S. § 14-27.3
  • Facing: 182 to 279 month, sex offender registration.
  • Result: No Charges Filed.
  • State v. R.S.: Our client was accused of forcing a young lady to have sexual intercourse after a party. Upon being retained, we immediately interviewed every available witness who was present at the party. Despite the fact that our client failed a State administered polygraph examination, we convinced the State not to pursue charges. In a letter to the investigating detective, we set forth the numerous reasons why we thought our client would be acquitted by a jury if the State chose to charge and indict our client.
  • Attorney: APR

No Charges Filed

  • Accusation: Second Degree Rape, N.C.G.S. § 14-27.3
  • Facing: 182 to 279 month, sex offender registration.
  • Result: No Charges Filed.
  • State v. L.B.: Our client was accused of raping his paramour by force. After arranging for our client to take an "in-house" polygraph examination, which he passed, and compiling evidence discrediting the veracity of the alleged victim, we convinced the State to not pursue charges against our client.
  • Attorney: APR

No Charges Filed

  • Accusation: Sexual Offense with a Child, Adult Offender, N.C.G.S. § 14-27.4A.
  • Facing: 300 months mandatory minimum, sex offender registration and satellite base monitoring for life.
  • Result: No Charges Filed
  • State v. A.S.: Our client was accused of molesting his friend's young daughter during a get-together at his home. Specifically, the daughter and her parents alleged that while the daughter was watching cartoons in our client's bedroom, our client left the get-together, approached the daughter and committed sexual acts upon her. After being retained, our firm immediately interviewed, and prepared affidavits for, all third-parties present at the get-together. Based on the witness accounts obtained by our firm, it was highly unlikely our client would have had the time or opportunity to commit the offense he was accused of. After discussions with the law enforcement officers investigation his case, the State elected to drop its investigation into our client.
  • Attorney: APR

Dismissal/Negotiated Plea

  • Charges: Indecent Liberties with Child (5 counts), N.C.G.S. § 14-202.1; Sex Offense with a Child (3 counts), N.C.G.S. § 14-27.7A.
  • Facing: LIFE on each count of Sex Offense with Child; 41-59 months on each count of Indecent Liberties.
  • Result: 36 months of supervised-probation; client allowed return to his home State.
  • State v. M.U.: Our client was charged with performing multiple sex acts on his 15 year old nephew over the course of several months while visiting North Carolina. The State's initial plea offer involved a 13-25 month active prison sentence for our client. Through plea negotiations, we were able to persuade the State to offer our client probation. In order to convince the State to agree that prison was not appropriate for our client, we provided mental health documentation regarding our client's low risk of recidivism. We also provided information regarding the detrimental impact that incarceration would have on our client's family and business interests. Ultimately, our client received probation, and was permitted by the Court to perform his probationary term in his home state. In addition, each count of Sex Offense with a Child was dismissed.
  • Attorney: APR

Investigation/Dismissal/Negotiated Plea

  • Charges: Indecent Liberties with Child, N.C.G.S. § 14-202.1; Sexual Battery (3 counts), N.C.G.S. § 14-27.5A.
  • Facing: 41-59 months for Indecent Liberties; 150 days for each count of Sexual Battery.
  • Result: Supervised Probation.
  • State v. D.T.: Our client was accused of sexually touching his minor daughter several times over the course of several years in two different States. Our client confessed to the offenses charged. Through plea negotiations, our firm was able to achieve a misdemeanor resolution with probation for our client. Both a felony conviction and a prison sentence were avoided. This client hired our firm at early stage, prior to charges being filed. Had the client waited until formal charges were brought, he may have faced more serious charges, such as Sex Act Parental Role, N.C.G.S. 14-27.7 (Class E felony) or Sex Offense with a Child, N.C.G.S. § 14-27.7A (Class B1 felony). No charges were brought for the out of state offenses.
  • Attorney: APR

Dismissal

  • Charges: Soliciting Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, Tenn. Code 39-13-528; Solicitation of a Minor to Observe Sexual Conduct, Tenn. Code 39-13-529 (8 counts).
  • Facing: mandatory minimum of 3 years (maximum of 15) for Soliciting Sexual Exploitation of a Minor; mandatory minimum of 1 year (maximum of 6) for four counts of Solicitation of a Minor to Observe Sexual Conduct; and 11 months and 29 days for four counts of Solicitation of a Minor to Observe Sexual Conduct.
  • Result: All Charges Dismissed.
  • State v. K.H.: Our client resided in North Carolina, but was charged with soliciting minor females who resided in Tennessee. Given the unique circumstances of this case, we agreed to represent our client in Tennessee. Our client had given a partial confession prior to being charged, and the State had several incriminating social media logs sent from our client's computer. However, after discussing our client's medical and mental health conditions with the prosecutor, all charges were dismissed. I now meet with this client monthly to discuss his treatment progress.
  • Attorney: APR

Investigation/Negotiated Plea

  • Accusation/Charges: Sexual Battery, N.C.G.S. § 14-23.5A; Soliciting a Minor for Prostitution, N.C.G.S. § 14-205.1; Failure to Discharge Duties, N.C.G.S. § 14-230.
  • Facing: 50 months plus 270 days and sex offender registry.
  • Result: 18 months probation, misdemeanor plea with no sex offender registry.
  • State v. Initials Withheld: Our client was a law enforcement officer who was accused of molesting and soliciting his daughter's minor friend while on duty. Because our client hired the firm early in the investigation, the firm was able to negotiate with the State prior to charges being filed. As such, we were able to avoid our client ever being arrested, "booked" in the county jail, or "perp-walked." Instead, we agreed to enter a non-registry misdemeanor plea in District Court prior to the formal filing of charges.
  • Attorney: APR


Dismissal/Negotiated Plea
  • Charges: Second Degree Exploitation of a Minor; N.C.G.S. § 14-190.17 (three counts).
  • Facing: 63 to 136 months on each count.
  • Result: 36 months probation on reduced charges.
  • State v. R.S.: The State had overwhelming evidence that our client downloaded several child pornography files and subsequently agreed to rendezvous with an undercover agent for the purpose of viewing and exchanging such files. After negotiating with the State regarding issues with the digital evidence in our client's case, the State agreed to a probationary sentence on the reduced charges of Third Degree Exploitation of a Minor.
  • Attorney: APR

Sex Offender Registry Termination

  • Charges: Federal Possession of Child Pornography, 18 U.S.C. § 2252.
  • Facing: Sex Offense Registration for 30 years.
  • Result: Sex Offender Registration Terminated pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 14-208.12A
  • In the Matter of J.D.: Our client had pled guilty to possession of child pornography in federal court in 1998. At issue was whether that federal conviction subjected him to lifetime sex offender registration, or whether he was eligible to file a petition for termination of the registration requirements. After a contested hearing where the State objected to termination of J.D.'s registration requirements, the Court ruled in our favor and our client is no longer required to register as a sex offender in NC.
  • Attorney: APR

Negotiated Plea/Probation

CHARGES:
- Misdemeanor Sexual Battery (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.5A)
- Misdemeanor Breaking & Entering

  • Facing: 60 days in jail and Sex Offender Registration for up to 30 years
  • Result: Plea to Misdemeanor Assault on a Female with Unsupervised Probation

North Carolina vs. R.C. - Our client, who had no criminal record, was accused of breaking into a neighbor's home and sexually assaulting her. The allegations, if proven in their entirety, would have required a judge to place our client on the sex offender registry for up to 30 years, as well as the potential for jail time. After pointing out serious flaws in the State's case, our client was allowed to plead guilty to Misdemeanor Assault on a Female, which meant he would not be placed on the sex offender registry. Also, the Breaking and Entering charge was dismissed, and the client was sentenced to Unsupervised Probation.

Attorney: KMM


Negotiated Plea/Dismissal

CHARGES:
- Statutory Rape (30x)
- 2 nd Degree Sexual Offense Against a Mentally Impaired Person (10x)
- Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

  • Facing: Life in Prison, Sex Offender Registry
  • Result: 20 months

State of NC v. RW -- Client had two prior convictions for Indecent Liberties with a Minor. Client, who was elderly and in failing health, was in a consensual relationship with a 20 year old woman that ended over a dispute about his Last Will and Testament. After the relationship ended, she made a report to law enforcement that the relationship began when she was 14 years old. She further alleged that our client threatened her and her family members. Finally, she alleged that our client engaged in sexual acts and forced her to engage in sexual acts with a family friend who was mentally impaired. Prior to retaining an attorney, our client told law enforcement officers that the relationship began when the woman was "15 or 16" and that he took of a photo of her while she was under the age of 18. Upon investigation, we were able to present numerous witnesses who agreed that they had not seen our client with this woman until she was 16 years old. We were also able to present letters written by this woman to our client, where she discusses being angry at our client for spending money on his children instead of on her. Client entered a plea to one count of Indecent Liberties with a Minor Child. All remaining charges were dismissed.

Attorney: MJM


Dismissal

CHARGES:
- Indecent Liberties with a Minor (10 counts)

  • Potentially facing: 160 - 290 months in prison, Sex Offender Registry
  • Result: Dismissed

State v. A.B. - Our client was alleged to have sexually assaulted his 13 and 15 year old stepdaughters. The allegations were made by one of the stepdaughters to her school counselor. Child Protective Services conducted an investigation and referred the matter to local law enforcement. We conducted our own investigation, which included interviewing all of the minor children in the home. Both minor children agreed that they lied to law enforcement, because they were angry at their stepfather for disciplining them. They wanted their mom and stepfather to split up. We presented these findings to the district attorney. After reviewing our documentation, the State made the decision to dismiss all charges.

Attorney: MJM


Negotiated Plea/Probation

CHARGES:
- Felony Intentional Child Abuse - Serious Physical Injury
- Assault on a Female (2x)
- Assault by Strangulation
- Injury to Personal Property

  • Facing: 79-117 months
  • Result: Felony probation

State vs. L.S. -- Client was charged with charged with breaking the arm of a four year old child and getting into an altercation with the child's mother. The child's mother, who was in a relationship with our client, was also charged with child abuse. Client, prior to obtaining counsel, told law enforcement that he had grabbed the child's arm earlier that week, but did not think that he had grabbed the child hard enough to hurt him. Client also admitted to law enforcement that he was high on drugs during the time when the child was hurt. Client was able to enter an Alford plea to a lesser offense of Negligent Child Abuse, where he did not admit guilt but accepted punishment. Client received probation.

Attorney: MJM


Dismissal/Negotiated Plea/Probation

CHARGES:
- 1 st Degree Sex Offense with a Minor
- Indecent Liberties with a Minor

  • Facing: 256-329 months, Sex Offender Registry
  • Result: 1 st Degree Sex Offense charge dismissed, felony probation

State v. J.M. - Client was charged with performing sexual acts on a minor child. Client already had already been prosecuted in another state for a prior sex offense against a minor. We challenged the credibility of the accuser and identified issues that could be raised at trial. The Assistant District Attorney agreed to dismiss the 1 st Degree Sex Offense charge in exchange for a plea to Indecent Liberties with a Minor. The client received a probationary sentence.

Attorney: MJM


No Charges Filed

ACCUSATION:
- Indecent Liberties with a Minor (based on a Child Protective Services investigation)

  • Facing: 16-29 months, Sex Offender Registry
  • Result: No charges filed

State v. J.H. - Client was accused of inappropriately touching a minor child he used to babysit. The minor alleged that he would take her into the woods during games of "hide and seek" and ask her to touch his private areas. The minor also alleged that she observed our client touching his sisters in the same manner. We interviewed the client's family members, who denied that our client ever did anything inappropriate. We used those statements to challenge to challenge the credibility of the accuser. No charges were filed and Child Protective Services closed their investigation on the family.

Attorney: MJM


No Charges Filed

ACCUSATION:
- Secret Peeping

  • Facing: 6-17 months, Sex Offender Registry
  • Result: No charges filed

State v. S.S. - Client was accused of using his cell phone to record under a female's skirt without her knowledge. Our client was under the age of 18 at the time of the offense, but still facing criminal charges as an adult. We had our client evaluated by a licensed psychologist and, based on those results, we were able to persuade law enforcement not to pursue criminal charges against our client.

Attorney: MJM


No Charges Filed

ACCUSATION:
- Sexual Offense with a Child (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.4A)

  • Facing: 300-372 months
  • Result: No charges filed

North Carolina v. G.S. - Our client was under investigation after he was accused of sexually touching two of his ex-girlfriend's children. After conducting our own investigation, we were able to show that the children's biological father was a previously convicted sex offender and the likely perpetrator. As a result, the State decided not to file charges against our client.

Attorney: APR


Dismissal/Negotiated Plea/Probation

CHARGES:
- Statutory Sexual Offense of Person Who Is 13, 14, or 15 Years Old (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.7A)
- First Degree Statutory Sexual Offense (Child Under 13) (2 Counts) (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.4(a)(1))
- Statutory Rape of Person Who Is 13, 14, or 15 Years Old (N.C.G.S. § 14.27.7A)
- Indecent Liberties with a Child (4 Counts) (N.C.G.S. § 14-202.1)

  • Facing: 85-110 years
  • Result: 32-40 months

North Carolina v. J.B. - Our client was indicted on multiple felony charges as a result of allegations that he was having a sexual relationship with his daughter. Despite his admission to counselors, we were able to negotiate a dismissal of the four class B1 felonies and our client pled guilty to the four counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child. He received 32-40 months in prison followed by 60 months of supervised probation and a suspended sentence of 32-40 months.

Attorney: APR


No Charges Filed

ACCUSATION:
- Domestic Violence/Abuse

  • Facing: 73-100 months
  • Result: No charges filed

North Carolina v. K.M. - Our client was under investigation for Domestic Violence and Abuse after his wife accused him of forceful anal intercourse. We gathered information and were able to show that our client's wife's motive was to avoid deportation. After one meeting, we convinced the State not to file charges against our client.

Attorney: APR


Dismissal

CHARGES:
- Second Degree Sexual Offense (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.5(a))

  • Facing: 73-100 months
  • Result: Dismissed

North Carolina v. D.C. - Our client was accused of forcing a woman to perform oral sex on him. We interviewed numerous witnesses, including those who were present at the time the offense allegedly occurred and those who knew the accuser. As a result of these interviews, we were able to present evidence that showed the accuser had substance abuse issues and an ulterior motive. The Assistant District Attorney dismissed the charge.

Attorney: APR


Negotiated Plea/Probation

CHARGE:
- Indecent Liberties with a Minor (N.C.G.S. § 14-202.1)

  • Facing: 16-29 months
  • Result: Supervised misdemeanor probation with a 75-day suspended sentence

North Carolina v. K.D. - Our client was charged with Indecent Liberties with a Minor after he was accused of sexually touching his great granddaughter. We were able to negotiate a resolution that allowed our client to plead guilty to the misdemeanor of Assault on a Child Under 12, which does not require sex offender registration. He received 18 months of supervised probation with a 75-day suspended sentence.

Attorney: APR


No Charges Filed

ACCUSATION:
- Child Molestation

  • Facing: 16-29 months
  • Result: No charges filed

North Carolina v. E.C. - Our client was under investigation for child molestation after he was accused of sexually touching and taking pictures and video of his granddaughter. We conducted our own investigation and challenged every aspect of the accusations. The Department of Social Services dismissed its investigation and the State decided not to file charges against our client.

Attorney: APR


Dismissal

CHARGE:
- Second Degree Sexual Offense (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.5(a))

  • Facing: 73-100 months
  • Result: Dismissed

North Carolina v. F.S. - Our client was charged with Second Degree Sexual Offense. We were able to convince the Assistant District Attorney to dismiss the charge against our client after we gathered information regarding the victim's motive and pointed out inconsistencies in the victim's statements.

Attorney: APR


Dismissal

CHARGES:
- Indecent Liberties with a Student by Teacher or Coach (N.C.G.S. § 14-202.4)
- Sexual Battery (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.5A)

  • Facing: 6-19 months
  • Result: Dismissed

North Carolina v. G.D. - Charges were filed against our client, a high school teacher, after he was accused of fondling and molesting a student. We took over the case from another attorney and after obtaining information on the motive of the accuser, we were able to convince the Assistant District Attorney to dismiss the charges against our client.

Attorney: APR


Negotiated Plea/Credit for Time Served

CHARGES:
- First Degree Rape (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.2)
- Solicitation of a Child by Computer (N.C.G.S. § 14-202.3)

  • Facing: 253-325 months
  • Result: 12-34 months with credit for time served

North Carolina v. R.S. - Our client was accused of having sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 13 whom he met and solicited online. After taking over the case from another attorney, we argued that the State's electronic evidence could not be authenticated and that evidence of the alleged victim's prior false accusations was admissible. As a result, we were able to argue the accusations against our client were false and negotiated a plea that allowed him to plead guilty to Solicitation of a Child by Computer and Third Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. He was sentenced to 12 to 34 months and given credit for time served.

Attorney: APR


No Charges Filed

ACCUSATION:
- Sexual Offense (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.4)

  • Facing: 240-300 months
  • Result: No charges filed

North Carolina v. R.M. - Our client was under investigation for a sexual offense after a woman whom he met at a bar accused him of rape. We conducted our own investigation and convinced the detective that the accusations were unfounded. As a result, no charges were filed against our client.

Attorney: APR


No Charges Filed

ACCUSATION:
- Sexual Assault (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.5)

  • Facing: 73-100 months
  • Result: No charges filed

North Carolina v. J.S. - A girl accused our client, a nurse, of performing oral sex on her while she was sedated and under our client's care. Because of these allegations, our client was being investigated for sexual assault. We conducted our own investigation and gathered evidence in support of our argument that the girl was mistaken. No charges were filed against our client.

Attorney: APR


Dismissal

CHARGES:
- First Degree Rape (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.2(a)(2))
- First Degree Sexual Offense (2 Counts) (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.4(a)(2))
- First Degree Kidnapping (N.C.G.S. § 14-39)

  • Facing: 793-1000 months
  • Result: Dismissed

North Carolina v. J.A. - Our client was charged with First Degree Rape, two counts of First Degree Sexual Offense, and First Degree Kidnapping. Our client's friend met the alleged victim and reportedly had sexual intercourse with her in our client's bed. She alleged that that was taken against her will and raped by multiple men, including our client. We discredited the victim's accusations by pointing out the inconsistencies in her allegations and the Assistant District Attorney dismissed the charges against our client.

Attorney: APR


Negotiated Plea

CHARGES:
- First Degree Statutory Rape (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.2(a)(1))
- Taking Indecent Liberties with a Child (N.C.G.S. § 14-202.1)
- Sexual Activity by a Person Who Has Assumed the Position of a Parent (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.7(a))
- Rape of a Child by an Adult (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.2A)

  • Facing: 581 months-life in prison
  • Result: 16-29 months

North Carolina v. J.K. - Our client was charged with committing the above named sexual offenses against his roommate's daughter. We filed a motion to suppress inculpatory statements made by our client to law enforcement and subsequently argued that the forensic evidence did not suggest our client had vaginal intercourse with the alleged victim. As a result, we negotiated a plea agreement in which our client pled guilty to Indecent Liberties with a Child and the State dismissed the charges of First Degree Rape, First Degree Rape of a Child, and Sex Offense in a Parental Role. Our client was sentenced to 16-29 months.

Attorney: APR


No Charges Filed/Dismissal

ACCUSATION:
- Child Pornography

CHARGES:
- Misdemeanor Larceny (N.C.G.S. § 14-72)
- Resisting Public Officer (N.C.G.S. § 14-223)

  • Facing: 15-30 years
  • Result: No child pornography charges filed; other charges dismissed

North Carolina v. A.H. - Our client was under investigation for child pornography. The State filed charges of Misdemeanor Larceny and Resisting a Public Officer for our client's conduct during the investigation. We conducted our own investigation that produced contrary evidence and no federal child pornography charges were filed. The State dismissed the Misdemeanor Larceny and Resisting a Public Officer charges.

Attorney: APR


Negotiated Plea/Dismissal

CHARGES:
- Felony Child Abuse - Sexual Act (2 Counts) (N.C.G.S. § 318.4)
- Contributing to Delinquency of a Juvenile (2 Counts) (N.C.G.S. § 14-316.1)

  • Facing: 128-181 months
  • Result: Prayer for Judgment Continued on one misdemeanor count

North Carolina v. T.A. - Our client's son was molesting his siblings and our client was arrested on charges of aiding and abetting by allowing her son to commit sexual acts on her daughters. After investigating and analyzing the State's evidence, we argued that our client did not know what her son was doing or allow her son to commit sexual acts. As a result, we were able to negotiate for a plea to one count of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Child where the judge granted our client a Prayer for Judgment Continued, which allowed our client to keep her nursing license. The remaining count of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile and both counts of Felony Child Abuse by a Sexual Act were dismissed.

Attorney: APR


No Charges Filed

ACCUSATION:
- Sexual Assault (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.5A)

  • Facing: 2 months
  • Result: No charges filed

North Carolina v. K.W. - Our client was a salsa dance instructor who was accused of sexually touching one of his students. We gathered information showing the accuser's lack of credibility and that her claim was false. The State agreed and did not file any charges against our client.

Attorney: APR


No Charges Filed

ACCUSATION:
- Sexual Offense (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.7A)

  • Facing: 73-100 months
  • Result: No charges filed

North Carolina v. W.L. - Our client was under investigation for a sexual offense because of allegations of sexual intercourse between him and a 15 year-old girl. We investigated and obtained information on our client's mental health from which we argued that our client should not be prosecuted. The State agreed and decided not to file charges against our client.

Attorney: APR


Negotiated Plea/Probation

CHARGE:
- Sexual Battery (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.5A)

  • Facing: 2 months
  • Result: 12 months of unsupervised probation

North Carolina v. J.R. - Our client was charged with Sexual Battery for molesting his stepdaughter. He was facing 2 months in jail and registration as a sex offender. We negotiated a plea to Simple Assault and as a result our client did not have to register as a sex offender and received 12 months of unsupervised probation.

Attorney: APR


Dismissal

CHARGE:
- 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.

Attorney: APR


Dismissal/Probation

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.

Attorney: APR


Negotiated Plea

CHARGE:
- 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.

Attorney: APR


Dismissal/Negotiated Plea/Probation

CHARGE:
- 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.

Attorney: APR


Dismissal/Negotiated Plea

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.

Attorney: APR


No Charges Filed

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.

Attorney: APR


Dismissal

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.

Attorney: APR


Negotiated Plea/Probation

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.

Attorney: APR


Negotiated Plea

CHARGES:
- 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.

Attorney: APR


No Charges Filed

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.

Attorney: APR


No Charges Filed

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.

Attorney: APR


No Charges Filed

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.

Attorney: APR


No Charges Filed

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.

Attorney: APR


No Charges Filed

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.

Attorney: APR


Dismissal

CHARGES:
- First Degree Forcible Rape
- 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.

Attorney: APR


Dismissal

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.

Attorney: APR


Dismissal

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.

Attorney: APR


Probation

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.

Attorney: APR


Dismissal/Negotiated Plea/Probation

CHARGES:
- 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.

Attorney: APR


Dismissal/Negotiated Plea

CHARGE:
- 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.

Attorney: APR


Dismissal/Negotiated Plea

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.

Attorney: APR


Deferred Prosecution/Dismissal

CHARGES:
- 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.

Attorney: APR


No Charges Filed

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.

Attorney: APR


No Charges Filed

ACCUSATION:
- Possession of Child Pornography

  • Facing: 10 years minimum
  • Result: No charges filed

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.

Attorney: APR


Dismissal

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.

Attorney: APR

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.