What Can You Do To Help A Loved One Facing Rape Charges In North Carolina?

Facing rape charges in North Carolina is a very serious ordeal that can be overwhelming to the accused. If you have a loved one who is accused of one of these crimes, it is important to know how you can help them through the tough battle ahead.

Help them find good counsel. Before they talk to law enforcement, make sure they have an experienced defense lawyer at their side. Being arrested can be devastating to a person, and being subjected to interrogations can be stressful to a person and harmful to a defense. Someone in this situation could be pushed to the point where cooperation becomes self-incrimination. Make sure they have someone who will advocate their rights every step of the way.

Help in finding evidence. ou can try to look for evidence that supports your loved one's alibi, such as receipts, movie tickets, or hotel bills. You might also know some witnesses, such as friends and officemates, who can corroborate their story. A defense lawyer will advise you on the best plan of action, including what evidence is needed, and how you can help. A defense attorney should have a good relationship with a private investigator, in the event that there are leads that are difficult to track down.

Provide emotional support. Because of the stigma attached to sex-related crimes, a person accused of such crimes could experience a tremendous amount of embarrassment and fear, even before the trial begins. Your loved one needs to know that you believe them, and that you're there to support them no matter the outcome. Forget about complaining to the police or confronting the accuser, rather, reserve your words for reassuring your loved one and restoring some of the dignity lost because of the ordeal.

If you or a loved one is facing rape or sexual assault charges, call to get a free consultation with the attorneys at Roberts Law Group.

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North Carolina vs. M.W.
Charge: Charge: Robbery with A Dangerous Weapon (4 Counts), First Degree Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with A Dangerous Weapon
Facing: 12 - 17 years in prison
Result: Dismissed

An incarcerated defendant accused our client of participating in the robbery of a group of youth at a party. We were able to raise doubt as to the credibility of this individual. In the end, the prosecutor dismissed these charges, citing a lack of evidence.