Criminal Defense Attorneys in North Carolina

At the Roberts Law Group, PLLC, our skilled North Carolina criminal defense attorneys and support staff know that it is impossible to understand the importance of our justice system from a distance. Even when you are the one being charged with a crime and fully immersed in the case, if you are not fully aware of your legal rights and options, facing the unknown can be overwhelming.

That is why we are here.

In just over a decade, our criminal defense law firm in Wake County has handled over 5,000 cases with uncompromising precision, producing significant results in difficult cases for clients throughout North Carolina to ensure their criminal charges do not define their futures.

Our talented team of criminal defense attorneys has established themselves as an authoritative presence inside and outside both state and federal courtrooms, reputably producing real results for our clients through case dismissals, reduced charges, and other recognizably favorable outcomes.

If you have been charged with a crime in North Carolina, do not take our word for it.

Ask our previous clients how we developed innovative defense strategies for their cases, then contact us to learn how we can help you pursue the best outcome for your unique case. 

Powerful Criminal Defense Attorneys in North Carolina

At Roberts Law Group, our North Carolina criminal defense lawyers take command of our criminal justice system with each client we represent to ensure our experience, skill, and influence provide the legal guidance they need to make informed decisions about the direction of their case.

Our cutting-edge approach to defending clients throughout North Carolina is proven in both state and federal courts, so no matter which Prosecutorial District Attorney’s office is pursuing charges against you, our trial-tested attorneys are ready to take them on.

The distinguished North Carolina defense lawyers at the Roberts Law Group represent clients in the following practice areas:

If you have been charged with a state or federal crime in North Carolina, your future is too important to leave to chance. Contact our influential criminal defense attorneys in North Carolina to discuss your case today, because your defense strategy matters.

Leading Sex Crimes Attorneys Representing Clients Throughout North Carolina

At Roberts Law Group, our North Carolina criminal defense attorneys offer you a tactical edge when it comes to defending sex crimes cases by prioritizing facts over allegations and developing effective defense strategies. Our founder and CEO is a former sex-crimes prosecutor who has defended some of the most difficult sex crimes cases imaginable. We have a wealth of experience in sex crimes cases. And we understand how prosecutors evaluate and prepare their cases.

We understand that when our North Carolina residents are charged with a sex crime, their reputations, livelihoods, and very freedom are at stake.

With so much on the line, it is imperative to partner with a team of North Carolina criminal defense attorneys who have over 110 combined years of experience producing positive results for all North Carolinians facing these difficult charges.

Contact our sex crimes attorneys in Wake County today to learn more about the innovative defense strategies we implement for each of our client’s unique and important cases.

What is Considered Statutory Rape in North Carolina?

In North Carolina, the age of sexual consent is 16.

Legally, no one under the age of 16 can consent to sexual intercourse, despite their agreement or willingness to participate.

Even if the person in question is a longtime boyfriend, girlfriend, or partner, the older person in the relationship could face serious criminal charges and consequences for sexual activity with someone who is considered a minor by law, if the age difference between them meets the legal standard.

Often, parents, legal guardians, family, and friends will report allegations of statutory rape to law enforcement officials, which places the accused in a legal predicament they were not prepared for, nor know how to respond to.

Do not allow a statutory rape charge to impact your future. Contact Roberts Law Group for experienced, aggressive, and determined advocacy that pursues real results, so our clients can take back control of their lives.

Skilled Statutory Sex Offense Attorneys in North Carolina

If you have been charged with a statutory sex offense in North Carolina, it is incredibly important that you do not speak with Child Protective Services (CPS), an investigating detective, or the Prosecutorial District Attorney’s office without an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side.

A statutory sexual offense in North Carolina may include:

  • A person engages in a sexual act with a person who is a child under the age of 13 years and the defendant is at least 12 years old and is at least four years older than the victim.
  • A person engages in a sexual act with a child under the age of 13 when the defendant is 18 or older.
  • A person engages in a sexual act with a person who is age 15 or younger when the defendant is at least six years older than the youngest person.

Being charged with a statutory sexual offense requires urgent legal representation to ensure your rights are protected throughout the process and speculation does not override the facts of your case.

This is the life we are talking about. We can help you protect it.

Why Am I Being Charged with Indecent Liberties with a Child in North Carolina?

Allegations of taking indecent liberties with a child or minor in North Carolina is a far-reaching legal netting that includes a person over the age of 16 and at least 5 years older than the child in question who takes or attempts to take any immoral liberties with the child a felony.

These liberties may include any perceived indecent or improper act, which can become increasingly broad when described as a lewd or lascivious action, including:

  • French kissing
  • Attempting to engage a child in sexual activity
  • Asking to play with a child’s genitals or breasts
  • Exposing one’s genitals to a child
  • Sexual intercourse

Allegations of taking indecent liberties with a child do not have to involve physically touching the minor in any way, but simply be reported as improper behavior that can result in a felony conviction that can jeopardize your reputation, career, and ability to legally interact with minors going forward.

Contact our skilled criminal defense attorneys in North Carolina today to learn how we can help you focus on repairing your integrity, so you can move forward with confidence.

What is Considered Child Pornography or Sexual Exploitation of a Child in North Carolina?

Sexual Exploitation of a Child in North Carolina is a serious allegation that comes with severe felony charges that can change your life.

Sexual Exploitation of a Child in North Carolina may include:

  • Use, employ, induce, coerce, encourage, or facilitate a person under the age of 18 to engage in or assist others to engage in sexual activity for a live performance or for the purpose of producing material that contains a visual representation depicting this activity.
  • Permit a minor in your custody or control to engage in sexual activity for a live performance or for the purpose of producing material that contains a visual representation depicting this activity.
  • Transport or finance the transportation of a minor through or across North Carolina with the intent that the minor engages in sexual activity for a live performance or for the purpose of producing material that contains a visual representation depicting this activity.
  • Record, photograph, film, develop or duplicate for sale or pecuniary gain material that contains a visual representation depicting a minor engaged in sexual activity.

No matter the reason you have been accused of sexual exploitation including whether it was a misunderstanding, or a vindictive spouse looking for leverage during divorce or custody proceedings once the allegations are made, they cannot be taken back.

At Roberts Law Group, our skilled child pornography attorneys in North Carolina develop strategic criminal defenses for clients that provide each of our accused clients with a platform to tell their side of the story, to redeem themselves, and secure their futures by pursuing the best possible outcome for their unique cases.

Forcible Rape Allegations and the Presumption of Guilt in North Carolina

The Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution provide the protection that a defendant accused of a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Unfortunately, when the accusation is rape, that protection quickly fades.

Forcible rape occurs when a person engages in vaginal intercourse with another person by force and against their will and can carry a prison sentence of up to 20 years and registration on both the state and federal sex offender registries.

Rape charges, including allegations of rape/sexual assault, date rape, aggravated sexual assault, statutory rape, and other sexual assault charges are immediately condemned in the court of public opinion, which can place our clients at a significant disadvantage before any potential evidence that supports the allegations can be reviewed by the courts.

At Roberts Law Group, our powerful state and federal rape defense attorneys in North Carolina provide our clients with the protection they need to ensure their stories are told without public, private, or legal bias compromising their rights.

Influential Former Drug Crimes Prosecutor Defending Clients Throughout North Carolina

Before founding Roberts Law Group, our managing criminal defense attorney and CEO, Patrick Roberts, was a drug crimes prosecutor in Wake, Johnston, and New Hanover counties.

His experience on the other side of the courtroom provides a proficient and authoritative presence to each drug crimes case our criminal law firm represents, so our clients know their rights are preeminently defended through each step of their case.

Skilled Murder Defense Attorneys in North Carolina

High-level felony charges require prestigious legal representation, which is exactly what the criminal defense attorneys at the Robert Law Group provide each day.

We understand there are very few changes that can potentially land our clients in jail for the rest of their lives, and we take the responsibility of providing them with the opportunity to overcome those fears by providing the experience, skill, and influence they need inside and outside the courtroom when they are charged with homicide or murder.

To ensure your rights are protected when navigating the criminal justice system, contact our homicide and murder defense attorneys in North Carolina today to discuss the details of your case and learn how we have procured a Not Guilty verdict on a charge of first-degree murder in the past.

Being Charged with a Gun Crime in North Carolina Does Not Mean You Will Be Convicted

Gun crimes are viewed and treated more severely by North Carolina law enforcement simply because of the inherent danger that comes with possessing deadly weapons.

However, at the Roberts Law Group, we believe that just because you have been arrested or charged with a gun crime, does not mean that you will be convicted of those charges.

Our criminal defense lawyers in North Carolina will fully outline your case, so you understand what your gun charges mean to your future whether your legal challenges stem from possessing a firearm, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime, or using a deadly weapon during an assault — so you can pursue the best outcome available for your unique circumstances with confidence.

Criminal Defense Attorneys Representing North Carolina Residents Charged with Federal Crimes

Not every criminal defense law firm in North Carolina is equipped to handle federal charges.

We are.

At the Roberts Law Group, our federal criminal defense attorneys have represented clients in every federal courtroom in North Carolina.

We understand the various statutes relating to grand jury indictments, evidence discovery, and deadlines for filing legal motions because, in federal court, experience makes a difference.

Whenever possible, we fight to have your felony charges reduced to a misdemeanor and returned to the state criminal justice system, where will continue to represent clients facing drug charges, gun crimes, drug trafficking, kidnapping, tax fraud, mail and wire fraud, Medicaid and Medicare fraud, and internet sex crimes.

If you have been charged with a federal crime in North Carolina, partnering with experienced and influential criminal defense attorneys will allow you to prioritize your freedom, which is the most important element of any criminal case.

Contact our skilled federal crimes attorneys in North Carolina today to get the representation you need to pursue real results.

Criminal Defense Attorneys for Military Personnel Throughout North Carolina

At the Roberts Law Group, our military personnel defense attorneys in North Carolina know that when someone in our Armed Forces is accused of a crime, their rank, reputation, and entire career are in jeopardy.

Our skilled criminal defense attorneys believe that all military members who fight for our country deserve to have a dominant legal strategy available to preserve their integrity and freedom.

If you have been charged with a crime on Fort Bragg or one of our other seven military bases in North Carolina your court case may unfold in a federal courtroom, which comes with federal consequences.

We will provide an accomplished legal strategy to pursue the best outcome for your case, in federal or state court, so you can get back to protecting the country we all love.

Cutting-Edge White-Collar Crime & Healthcare Defense Attorneys in North Carolina

At the Roberts Law Group, our intrepid white-collar crimes and healthcare defense attorneys believe that knowledge is power, and our law firm has it in spades.

With over 110 years of combined legal experience, our criminal defense attorneys design innovative strategies that proactively usurp investigations into our clients’ wrongdoing in both criminal and civil cases on state and federal levels to ensure they have the protection they need to pursue a successful outcome from the start of their case.

We handle all aspects of healthcare law, and criminal and business law matters that may intersect, with the sole purpose of the prosecution to enhance the initial charge. Do not let state or federal prosecutors pile on or intimidate you with threats of losing your freedom.

Contact our accomplished white-collar crime and healthcare defense attorneys today to understand your legal rights and options, so you can make informed decisions about your case and future.

Roberts Law Group: Established Criminal Defense Attorneys. Real Results. 

If you have been accused, charged, or investigated for a crime in North Carolina, do not leave your future to chance by discussing your case with the investigator or prosecutor’s office without an accomplished criminal defense attorney by your side.

You have the right to remain silent and speak with an attorney. Invoke both to immediately strengthen your case.

Contact our skilled criminal defense attorneys in North Carolina at the Roberts Law Group today by calling (919) 838-6643 or online to schedule a free consultation to learn how we can empower you to take a stand and pursue real results.