Property Crimes Case Results

Charge Dismissed

  • Charge: Felony Embezzlement
  • Facing: 6-17 Months in Prison and Status as a Convicted Felon
  • Result: Charge Dismissed
  • North Carolina v. J.S.: Our client, who was a high-level employee for a major retailer, was falsely accused of embezzling merchandise from her company totaling more than $15,000. After reviewing the State's evidence and determining that there were multiple deficiencies in the police investigation, our firm performed an independent investigation of the facts that led to the discovery of a key defense witness whose testimony completely exonerated our client of any wrongdoing. Upon presenting this witness' sworn testimony to the assigned prosecutor, all charges against our client were promptly dismissed.
  • Attorney: KMM

Plea to 2nd Degree Burglary with Probation

  • Charge: Felony 1st Degree Burglary, 2 Counts Assault Government Official, Larceny, Consume Alcohol <21, Carrying Concealed Weapon, and Simple Possession Marijuana (Juvenile Court)
  • Facing: Juvenile Detention until 19th Birthday
  • Result: Plea to 2nd Degree Burglary with Probation
  • North Carolina v. D.P.M.: Our client was only 15 years old when he was caught by police in a severely intoxicated state after breaking into an occupied residence at night and stealing a flat screen TV among other items. Given that he was already on juvenile probation at the time of the offense, our client faced a very real possibility of a juvenile court judge separating him from his family and committing him to a juvenile detention facility. Over a period of almost 6 months while the case was pending, our firm continuously worked to help restore the client's reputation by helping him and his family gain access to appropriate community resources, which ultimately led to a marked improvement in the client's school attendance, grades, and respect for his parents' rules. As a result, the District Attorney's Office agreed to allow the client to plead to a reduced charge, and our firm successfully argued over the course of two dispositional hearings that the client should receive juvenile probation rather than detention.
  • Attorney: KMM

Charges: Felony Breaking/Entering and Felony Larceny After B&E (N.C.G.S. § 14-72)

Facing: 12-34 Months in Prison
Result: Dismissed

North Carolina vs. R.B. - Our client, who had separated from her husband but was not yet divorced, was accused of entering her husband's car using a key still in her possession and "stealing" items that were arguably marital property for the benefit of the couple's children. After successfully arguing to the prosecutor that the actions of our client were not illegal, the charges were dismissed.

Attorney: KMM

Charges: 22 Counts of Embezzlement (N.C.G.S. § 14-90)

Facing: 132-374 Months in prison (up to 31 Years)
Result: Probation

North Carolina vs. D.A. - Our client was accused of embezzling over $57,000.00 from her employer over the course of several years. Despite the fact that she was facing up to 31 years in prison, we successfully negotiated a sentence of Supervised Probation.

Attorney: KMM

Charges: Felony Probation Violation (N.C.G.S. § 15A-1344)

Facing: Revocation of Probation and Active Prison Sentence
Result: Probation Terminated Successfully

North Carolina vs. S.B. - Our client was on probation for Felony Breaking and Entering and faced the possibility of having his probation revoked after he moved from North Carolina to Louisiana for an incredible job opportunity, and his probation transfer was never processed. During a hearing in front of the same Superior Court judge that initially sentenced our client, we successfully argued that our client had complied with the Court's orders to the best of his ability, and it was in everyone's best interest that he be allowed to continue his new job in Louisiana. As a result of our efforts, our client's probation was terminated early without any violations.

Attorney: KMM

Accusation: Felony Larceny and Breaking & Entering with Intent to Commit Larceny

Facing: 12-34 months
Result: No charges filed

State v. A.W. -- Client was caught on video entering a locked tool shed and stealing numerous pieces of farm equipment from his neighbor. We were able to gather evidence that our client had a substance abuse problem, which lead to his actions. The owner of the property agreed not to proceed with filing a report against our client in exchange for full repayment of the stolen property and proof that our client completed a substance abuse treatment program.

Attorney: MJM

Charges: Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud (18 U.S.C. § 1349), and Wire Fraud; Aiding and Abetting (18 U.S.C. §§ 2, 1343)

Facing: 40 years
Result: Deferred Prosecution

United States of America v. K.M. - Our client was accused of preparing fake documents to assist straw buyers in committing mortgage fraud in violation of federal law. We argued and successfully persuaded the Assistant United States Attorney to defer prosecution.

Attorney: APR

Charges: Larceny by Employee (N.C.G.S. § 14-74), Embezzlement (N.C.G.S. § 14-90), Larceny of Motor Vehicle (N.C.G.S. § 14-72), and Obtain Property by False Pretense (N.C.G.S. § 14-100)

Facing: 24-68 months
Result: Dismissed

North Carolina v. M.R. - Our client was accused of stealing materials and supplies from the construction company he worked for. We challenged each charge and the Assistant District Attorney dismissed the case because of insufficient evidence.

Attorney: APR

Charge: Conspiracy to Commit Mail, Wire, and Bank Fraud (18 U.S.C. § 371)

Facing: 5 years
Result: Probation

United States of America v. R.F. - Our client was a public official who falsified paperwork to maintain eligibility for government benefits and was facing up to 5 years in prison. The Presentence Investigation Report stated the guideline imprisonment range was 60 months. We argued that prison time was not necessary in light of our client's role in the community and her history of good behavior. The Judge sentenced our client to 3 years of probation.

Attorney: APR

Accusation: Money Laundering (18 U.S.C. § 1956)

Facing: Up to 20 years
Result: No charges filed

United States of America v. T.C. - Our client was accused of money laundering for her alleged involvement in her husband's drug trafficking conspiracy. After taking over the case from a previous attorney, we conducted our own investigation and convinced the United States Attorney not to prosecute our client.

Attorney: APR

Charges: First Degree Burglary (3 Counts) (N.C.G.S. § 14-51), Felony Larceny (N.C.G.S. § 14-72)

Facing: 198-284 months
Result: Dismissed

North Carolina v. H.G. - Our client was caught fleeing from the police and then identified by an eyewitness in a photo lineup. He was then charged with three counts of First Degree Burglary and one count of Felony Larceny. After analyzing our client's phone records, we argued that the eyewitness was mistaken. The Assistant District Attorney agreed and dismissed the charges against our client.

Attorney: APR

Charge: Probation Violation

Facing: 6 - 8
Result: Dismissed

North Carolina v. R.W. - Our client was charged with violating the terms of his probation while residing out of state. We were able to show that the alleged violations were the result of miscommunication between our client and his probation officers. The court granted our motion to dismiss the violation and terminated our client's probation.

Attorney: APR

Charge: Obtaining Property by False Pretenses (8 counts)

Facing: 48-64 months in jail
Result: Dismissed

North Carolina v. D.H. - After conducting an investigation, we were able to show that our client shared the same name with the individual who actually committed the offenses. In light of this, the State dropped the charges against our client.

Attorney: APR

Charge: Forgery of Instruments (10 counts), Uttering Forged Instruments (10 counts)

Facing: 120 - 160 months
Result: Dismissed

North Carolina v. E.W.H. - Our client was accused of forging several thousand dollars worth of checks that she stole from a family friend. We argued that the friend authorized the payments and that the money was loaned to our client, who intended to pay the friend back. The prosecutor agreed and dismissed the charge once we provided documentation to support our client's claim.

Attorney: APR

Charge: Obtaining Property by False Pretenses, Forgery of Instruments (2 counts), Uttering Forged Instruments (2 counts), Misdemeanor Probation Violation

Facing: 32 - 42 months
Result: 45 days

North Carolina v. K.B. - Our client was accused of stealing clothing from a local department store and several hundred dollars worth of checks from a family friend. She was on misdemeanor probation for stealing jewelry from a family member a few months before. We were able to negotiate a reduction of the felonies to misdemeanors and our client served time for all charges concurrently.

Attorney: APR

Charge: Felonious Breaking or Entering, Felony Larceny

Facing: 12 - 16 months in prison
Result: Dismissed

North Carolina vs. J.H. - Our client was accused of breaking into a neighbor's home and stealing money with some of his friends. We gathered evidence to prove that the client was at home when the break-in occurred. After the prosecutor initially offered the client a felony plea, the charges were dismissed.

Attorney: APR

Charge: Felony Larceny

Facing: 6 - 8 months in prison
Result: Dismissed

North Carolina vs. V.J. - Police officers accused our client of conspiring to steal a vehicle from a dealership where he used to work. Our client's accuser had already been arrested for committing the same crime. We were able to show the Assistant District Attorney that the charge lacked merit and the charge was dismissed after one week.

Attorney: APR

Charge: Felony Larceny

Facing: 6 - 8 months in prison
Result: Dismissed

North Carolina vs. J.T. - A warrant was issued for our client's arrest because an ex-lover accused him of stealing her vehicle. The charge was dismissed by the District Attorney's office and the warrant was never served.

Attorney: APR

Charge: Obtaining Property By False Pretense

Facing: 6 - 8 months in prison
Result: Dismissed

North Carolina vs. G.S. - Our client was accused of fraudulently obtaining money from a staffing agency where he once worked years before. The charge was preventing our client from obtaining a prestigious position. We were able to show the District Attorney's office that our client had changed his life for the better and the charge was dismissed.

Attorney: APR

Charge: Felony Larceny, Communicating Threats

Facing: 8 - 10 months in prison
Result: Dismissed

North Carolina vs. R.D. - Our client was accused of stealing jewelry from a neighboring business. He was also accused of threatening the alleged owner when confronted by her about the theft. Both charges were dismissed.

Attorney: APR

Charge: Mail Fraud (9 Counts), Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud

Facing: Three years in prison
Result: One year, One day

U.S. vs. J.R. - Our client was convicted of nine counts of mail fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud. The government alleged that our client fraudulently obtained more than $115,000 from her former employer. At the sentencing hearing, the Judge granted our motion for a downward departure, sentencing our client to one year and one day. The government had asked the judge to sentence our client to several years.

Attorney: APR

Charge: Identity Theft

Facing: 24 - 30 months in prison
Result: Dismissed

North Carolina vs. V.J. - Our client was accused of stealing the personal information of an ex-lover to open fraudulent accounts in his name. We argued that the charges were false and that the ex-lover acted out of spite. The State chose to dismiss the charge after investigating our claim.

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.
A Review of Roberts Law Group, PLLC
Kevin Matthew is a very professional and knowledgeable lawyer. Due to his knowledge and persistence Kevin was able to research and identify key elements into providing a strong argument for my DUI case resulting in the dismissal of my DUI case and clearing me from any potential punishment from the state. I would highly recommend Kevin to any one in need of a successful and highly motivated lawyer.

Reviewing: Criminal Defense Legal Services
Date published: 09/23/2014
Rating: 5 / 5 stars