Attorney Patrick Roberts Defends Child Porn Case

Raleigh Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Patrick Roberts Successfully Defends Child Porn Investigation

Sex crimes defense lawyer Patrick Roberts of Roberts Law Group, PLLC, convinces U.S. Attorney's Office that an inadvertent download of child pornography should not be criminally prosecuted


(Raleigh, NC) Early involvement of experienced Raleigh sex crimes defense attorney Patrick Roberts of Roberts Law Group, PLLC, in a federal investigation for alleged possession and distribution of child pornography ended with the case being dropped before charges were ever filed.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Raleigh investigated the client after tying his computer to illegally downloaded pornographic material depicting minors in a sexual manner. The individual insisted that he had not intentionally downloaded child porn onto his computer and that he was not actively searching for illegal pornographic material.

Federal crimes defense attorney Patrick Roberts advised the client to cooperate with the U.S. Attorney's investigation of the alleged possession and distribution of child pornography and continued to assert his innocence related to the sex crimes. In the end, the U.S. Attorney's office opted not to pursue a criminal prosecution, based at least in part on the man's willingness to assist and no charges were ever filed.

Many may not understand the dangers of inadvertently downloading child porn while using the internet or a peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing system. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) suggests that anyone who accidentally downloads pornographic material depicting minors in a sex act report it immediately. The experienced defense attorneys at Roberts Law Group, PLLC, suggest you contact an attorney to advise you in making the report to the FBI.

Sex crimes involving children are not taken lightly by federal investigators or prosecutors. A conviction will typically mean registering as a sex offender for a number of years or for life. The U.S. Sentencing Guidelines provide enhancements (the addition of months or years) to the base recommended range for crimes involving the sexual exploitation of a minor when a computer is used and based on the age(s) of the child(ren) involved.

In this case, through the skilled advocacy of federal crimes defense attorney Patrick Roberts, the individual accused was able to avoid the severe penalties of a conviction and, importantly, the stigma of a sex offense charge, when the case ended during the investigation.

When experience counts, count on Roberts Law Group, PLLC. The North Carolina criminal defense attorneys of Roberts Law Group, PLLC, fight for the rights of the accused throughout the state. With offices in Raleigh, Wilmington and Charlotte, the experienced defense lawyers of Roberts Law Group, PLLC, offer a free initial consultation to anyone facing criminal charges, including drunk driving, sex offenses, drug crimes, white collar crimes or on other felony or misdemeanor crimes in the North Carolina state or federal criminal justice system.

For more information or to contact the firm online to schedule a free consult at the location most convenient for you, please visit the firm's Raleigh criminal defense site, Wilmington criminal defense site or Charlotte criminal defense site. To contact criminal defense lawyer Patrick Roberts, please call 866-630-2389 for a free consultation.

North Carolina v. J.S.
Accusation:
Indecent Exposure
Potentially Facing: 30 days in Jail
Result: Case Dismissed

Roberts Law Group acted quickly, meeting with the DA’s office to mitigate on behalf of their client, who had no prior criminal history. The Defendant had cooperated fully with the officer. At defense counsel’s prompting, the ADA spoke with his Law Enforcement Officers and determined that Defendant had been through enough already. Dismissed on the first court date.