North Carolina Criminal Attorney Negotiates Probation for Medicare Fraud Felonies

RELEASED: DEC. 7, 2010

RALEIGH, NC - Being accused of the theft of more than $300,000 of Medicaid funds in North Carolina is no trivial matter. The consequences of a fraud charge of that magnitude include a maximum potential sentence of 16 years. After facing several North Carolina Medicaid fraud charges, one man turned to Roberts Law Group PLLC, a criminal defense law firm, for help.

After being confronted by law enforcement, the accused sought the legal advice of criminal lawyer Patrick Roberts at the Roberts Law Group PLLC. Attorney Roberts handled the Medicaid fraud case with skill and perseverance and immediately began investigating the charges against his client. Mr. Roberts aggressively defended against the charges for more than a year, taking time to learn more about the case and to learn of the facts of the alleged Medicare fraud. The client was accused of conspiring with another person to submit fraudulent bills to the government for payment.

After more than a year of intense work and research, Mr. Roberts was able to successfully negotiate a plea deal that included reduced penalties in exchange for a guilty plea. Mr. Roberts and his client felt that the plea was in the client's best interests. Ultimately, the client pled guilty to a number of felonies, but Mr. Roberts' clients avoided a prison sentence. Instead, Mr. Roberts' client received only two years of supervised probation and $25,000 worth of restitution.

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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.