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Roberts Law Group, PLLC
North Carolina Criminal Defense Attorneys
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Sex Offenses Case Results

We have handled over 4300 cases in the last 10 years.
Here are just a few examples of the results we've obtained...

Probation

  • CHARGES:
    - Misdemeanor Sexual Battery (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.5A)
    - Misdemeanor Breaking & Entering
  • North Carolina vs. R.C. - Our client, who had no criminal record, was accused of breaking into a neighbor's home and sexually assaulting her. The allegations, if proven in their entirety, would have required a judge to place our client on the sex offender registry for up to 30 years, as well as the potential for jail time. After pointing out serious flaws in the State's case, our client was allowed to plead guilty to Misdemeanor Assault on a Female, which meant he would not be placed on the sex offender registry. Also, the Breaking and Entering charge was dismissed, and the client was sentenced to Unsupervised Probation.
  • Attorney: KMM

Negotiated Plea/Dismissal

  • CHARGES:
    - Statutory Rape (30x)
    - 2nd Degree Sexual Offense Against a Mentally Impaired Person (10x)
    - Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
  • State of NC v. RW -- Client had two prior convictions for Indecent Liberties with a Minor. Client, who was elderly and in failing health, was in a consensual relationship with a 20 year old woman that ended over a dispute about his Last Will and Testament. After the relationship ended, she made a report to law enforcement that the relationship began when she was 14 years old. She further alleged that our client threatened her and her family members. Finally, she alleged that our client engaged in sexual acts and forced her to engage in sexual acts with a family friend who was mentally impaired. Prior to retaining an attorney, our client told law enforcement officers that the relationship began when the woman was "15 or 16" and that he took of a photo of her while she was under the age of 18. Upon investigation, we were able to present numerous witnesses who agreed that they had not seen our client with this woman until she was 16 years old. We were also able to present letters written by this woman to our client, where she discusses being angry at our client for spending money on his children instead of on her. Client entered a plea to one count of Indecent Liberties with a Minor Child. All remaining charges were dismissed.
  • Attorney: MJM

Dismissal

  • CHARGES:
    - Indecent Liberties with a Minor (10 counts)
  • State v. A.B. - Our client was alleged to have sexually assaulted his 13 and 15 year old stepdaughters. The allegations were made by one of the stepdaughters to her school counselor. Child Protective Services conducted an investigation and referred the matter to local law enforcement. We conducted our own investigation, which included interviewing all of the minor children in the home. Both minor children agreed that they lied to law enforcement, because they were angry at their stepfather for disciplining them. They wanted their mom and stepfather to split up. We presented these findings to the district attorney. After reviewing our documentation, the State made the decision to dismiss all charges.
  • Attorney: MJM

Negotiated Plea/Probation

  • CHARGES:
    - Felony Intentional Child Abuse - Serious Physical Injury
    - Assault on a Female (2x)
    - Assault by Strangulation
    - Injury to Personal Property
  • State vs. L.S. -- Client was charged with charged with breaking the arm of a four year old child and getting into an altercation with the child's mother. The child's mother, who was in a relationship with our client, was also charged with child abuse. Client, prior to obtaining counsel, told law enforcement that he had grabbed the child's arm earlier that week, but did not think that he had grabbed the child hard enough to hurt him. Client also admitted to law enforcement that he was high on drugs during the time when the child was hurt. Client was able to enter an Alford plea to a lesser offense of Negligent Child Abuse, where he did not admit guilt but accepted punishment. Client received probation.
  • Attorney: MJM

Dismissal/Negotiated Plea/Probation

  • CHARGES:
    - 1st Degree Sex Offense with a Minor
    - Indecent Liberties with a Minor
  • State v. J.M. - Client was charged with performing sexual acts on a minor child. Client already had already been prosecuted in another state for a prior sex offense against a minor. We challenged the credibility of the accuser and identified issues that could be raised at trial. The Assistant District Attorney agreed to dismiss the 1st Degree Sex Offense charge in exchange for a plea to Indecent Liberties with a Minor. The client received a probationary sentence.
  • Attorney: MJM

No Charges Filed

  • ACCUSATION:
    - Indecent Liberties with a Minor (based on a Child Protective Services investigation)
  • State v. J.H. - Client was accused of inappropriately touching a minor child he used to babysit. The minor alleged that he would take her into the woods during games of "hide and seek" and ask her to touch his private areas. The minor also alleged that she observed our client touching his sisters in the same manner. We interviewed the client's family members, who denied that our client ever did anything inappropriate. We used those statements to challenge to challenge the credibility of the accuser. No charges were filed and Child Protective Services closed their investigation on the family.
  • Attorney: MJM

No Charges Filed

  • ACCUSATION:
    - Secret Peeping
  • State v. S.S. - Client was accused of using his cell phone to record under a female's skirt without her knowledge. Our client was under the age of 18 at the time of the offense, but still facing criminal charges as an adult. We had our client evaluated by a licensed psychologist and, based on those results, we were able to persuade law enforcement not to pursue criminal charges against our client.
  • Attorney: MJM

No Charges Filed

  • ACCUSATION:
    - Sexual Offense with a Child (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.4A)
  • North Carolina v. G.S. - Our client was under investigation after he was accused of sexually touching two of his ex-girlfriend's children. After conducting our own investigation, we were able to show that the children's biological father was a previously convicted sex offender and the likely perpetrator. As a result, the State decided not to file charges against our client.
  • Attorney: APR

Dismissal/Negotiated Plea/Probation

  • CHARGES:
    - Statutory Sexual Offense of Person Who Is 13, 14, or 15 Years Old (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.7A)
    - First Degree Statutory Sexual Offense (Child Under 13) (2 Counts) (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.4(a)(1))
    - Statutory Rape of Person Who Is 13, 14, or 15 Years Old (N.C.G.S. § 14.27.7A)
    - Indecent Liberties with a Child (4 Counts) (N.C.G.S. § 14-202.1)
  • North Carolina v. J.B. - Our client was indicted on multiple felony charges as a result of allegations that he was having a sexual relationship with his daughter. Despite his admission to counselors, we were able to negotiate a dismissal of the four class B1 felonies and our client pled guilty to the four counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child. He received 32-40 months in prison followed by 60 months of supervised probation and a suspended sentence of 32-40 months.
  • Attorney: APR

No Charges Filed

  • ACCUSATION:
    - Domestic Violence/Abuse
  • North Carolina v. K.M. - Our client was under investigation for Domestic Violence and Abuse after his wife accused him of forceful anal intercourse. We gathered information and were able to show that our client's wife's motive was to avoid deportation. After one meeting, we convinced the State not to file charges against our client.
  • Attorney: APR

Dismissal

  • CHARGES:
    - Second Degree Sexual Offense (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.5(a))
  • North Carolina v. D.C. - Our client was accused of forcing a woman to perform oral sex on him. We interviewed numerous witnesses, including those who were present at the time the offense allegedly occurred and those who knew the accuser. As a result of these interviews, we were able to present evidence that showed the accuser had substance abuse issues and an ulterior motive. The Assistant District Attorney dismissed the charge.
  • Attorney: APR

Negotiated Plea/Probation

  • CHARGE:
    - Indecent Liberties with a Minor (N.C.G.S. § 14-202.1)
  • North Carolina v. K.D. - Our client was charged with Indecent Liberties with a Minor after he was accused of sexually touching his great granddaughter. We were able to negotiate a resolution that allowed our client to plead guilty to the misdemeanor of Assault on a Child Under 12, which does not require sex offender registration. He received 18 months of supervised probation with a 75-day suspended sentence.
  • Attorney: APR

No Charges Filed

  • ACCUSATION:
    - Child Molestation
  • North Carolina v. E.C. - Our client was under investigation for child molestation after he was accused of sexually touching and taking pictures and video of his granddaughter. We conducted our own investigation and challenged every aspect of the accusations. The Department of Social Services dismissed its investigation and the State decided not to file charges against our client.
  • Attorney: APR

Dismissal

  • CHARGE:
    - Second Degree Sexual Offense (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.5(a))
  • North Carolina v. F.S. - Our client was charged with Second Degree Sexual Offense. We were able to convince the Assistant District Attorney to dismiss the charge against our client after we gathered information regarding the victim's motive and pointed out inconsistencies in the victim's statements.
  • Attorney: APR

Dismissal

  • CHARGES:
    - Indecent Liberties with a Student by Teacher or Coach (N.C.G.S. § 14-202.4)
    - Sexual Battery (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.5A)
  • North Carolina v. G.D. - Charges were filed against our client, a high school teacher, after he was accused of fondling and molesting a student. We took over the case from another attorney and after obtaining information on the motive of the accuser, we were able to convince the Assistant District Attorney to dismiss the charges against our client.
  • Attorney: APR

Negotiated Plea/Credit for Time Served

  • CHARGES:
    - First Degree Rape (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.2)
    - Solicitation of a Child by Computer (N.C.G.S. § 14-202.3)
  • North Carolina v. R.S. - Our client was accused of having sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 13 whom he met and solicited online. After taking over the case from another attorney, we argued that the State's electronic evidence could not be authenticated and that evidence of the alleged victim's prior false accusations was admissible. As a result, we were able to argue the accusations against our client were false and negotiated a plea that allowed him to plead guilty to Solicitation of a Child by Computer and Third Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. He was sentenced to 12 to 34 months and given credit for time served.
  • Attorney: APR

No Charges Filed

  • ACCUSATION:
    - Sexual Offense (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.4)
  • North Carolina v. R.M. - Our client was under investigation for a sexual offense after a woman whom he met at a bar accused him of rape. We conducted our own investigation and convinced the detective that the accusations were unfounded. As a result, no charges were filed against our client.
  • Attorney: APR

No Charges Filed

  • ACCUSATION:
    - Sexual Assault (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.5)
  • North Carolina v. J.S. - A girl accused our client, a nurse, of performing oral sex on her while she was sedated and under our client's care. Because of these allegations, our client was being investigated for sexual assault. We conducted our own investigation and gathered evidence in support of our argument that the girl was mistaken. No charges were filed against our client.
  • Attorney: APR

Dismissal

  • CHARGES:
    - First Degree Rape (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.2(a)(2))
    - First Degree Sexual Offense (2 Counts) (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.4(a)(2))
    - First Degree Kidnapping (N.C.G.S. § 14-39)
  • North Carolina v. J.A. - Our client was charged with First Degree Rape, two counts of First Degree Sexual Offense, and First Degree Kidnapping. Our client's friend met the alleged victim and reportedly had sexual intercourse with her in our client's bed. She alleged that that was taken against her will and raped by multiple men, including our client. We discredited the victim's accusations by pointing out the inconsistencies in her allegations and the Assistant District Attorney dismissed the charges against our client.
  • Attorney: APR

Negotiated Plea

  • CHARGES:
    - First Degree Statutory Rape (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.2(a)(1))
    - Taking Indecent Liberties with a Child (N.C.G.S. § 14-202.1)
    - Sexual Activity by a Person Who Has Assumed the Position of a Parent (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.7(a))
    - Rape of a Child by an Adult (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.2A)
  • North Carolina v. J.K. - Our client was charged with committing the above named sexual offenses against his roommate's daughter. We filed a motion to suppress inculpatory statements made by our client to law enforcement and subsequently argued that the forensic evidence did not suggest our client had vaginal intercourse with the alleged victim. As a result, we negotiated a plea agreement in which our client pled guilty to Indecent Liberties with a Child and the State dismissed the charges of First Degree Rape, First Degree Rape of a Child, and Sex Offense in a Parental Role. Our client was sentenced to 16-29 months.
  • Attorney: APR

No Charges Filed/Dismissal

  • ACCUSATION:
    - Child Pornography
  • CHARGES:
    - Misdemeanor Larceny (N.C.G.S. § 14-72)
    - Resisting Public Officer (N.C.G.S. § 14-223)
  • North Carolina v. A.H. - Our client was under investigation for child pornography. The State filed charges of Misdemeanor Larceny and Resisting a Public Officer for our client's conduct during the investigation. We conducted our own investigation that produced contrary evidence and no federal child pornography charges were filed. The State dismissed the Misdemeanor Larceny and Resisting a Public Officer charges.
  • Attorney: APR

Negotiated Plea/Dismissal

  • CHARGES:
    - Felony Child Abuse - Sexual Act (2 Counts) (N.C.G.S. § 318.4)
    - Contributing to Delinquency of a Juvenile (2 Counts) (N.C.G.S. § 14-316.1)
  • North Carolina v. T.A. - Our client's son was molesting his siblings and our client was arrested on charges of aiding and abetting by allowing her son to commit sexual acts on her daughters. After investigating and analyzing the State's evidence, we argued that our client did not know what her son was doing or allow her son to commit sexual acts. As a result, we were able to negotiate for a plea to one count of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Child where the judge granted our client a Prayer for Judgment Continued, which allowed our client to keep her nursing license. The remaining count of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile and both counts of Felony Child Abuse by a Sexual Act were dismissed.
  • Attorney: APR

No Charges Filed

  • ACCUSATION:
    - Sexual Assault (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.5A)
  • North Carolina v. K.W. - Our client was a salsa dance instructor who was accused of sexually touching one of his students. We gathered information showing the accuser's lack of credibility and that her claim was false. The State agreed and did not file any charges against our client.
  • Attorney: APR

No Charges Filed

  • ACCUSATION:
    - Sexual Offense (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.7A)
  • North Carolina v. W.L. - Our client was under investigation for a sexual offense because of allegations of sexual intercourse between him and a 15 year-old girl. We investigated and obtained information on our client's mental health from which we argued that our client should not be prosecuted. The State agreed and decided not to file charges against our client.
  • Attorney: APR

Negotiated Plea/Probation

  • CHARGE:
    - Sexual Battery (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.5A)
  • North Carolina v. J.R. - Our client was charged with Sexual Battery for molesting his stepdaughter. He was facing 2 months in jail and registration as a sex offender. We negotiated a plea to Simple Assault and as a result our client did not have to register as a sex offender and received 12 months of unsupervised probation.
  • Attorney: APR

Dismissal

  • CHARGE:
    - First Degree Statutory Sex Offense
  • North Carolina vs. J.R. - Our client was accused by his minor daughter of forcing her to perform oral sex on him. We challenged every aspect of this case through the use of various criminal experts, including a polygraph expert, a child psychology and forensic expert, and a private investigator. With the help of these experts, we were able to persuade the Assistant District Attorney that a dismissal of this charge was appropriate.
  • Attorney: APR

Dismissal/Probation

  • CHARGES:
    - Indecent Liberties with Children
  • North Carolina vs. G.S. - Our client was accused by his step-granddaughter of child molestation. The allegations, if proven in their entirety, would have subjected our client to a possible prison sentence of more than 25 years in prison, and resulted in his being charged with First Degree Statutory Sex Offense. We represented the client throughout the entire period of the Child Protective Services (CPS) investigation. As a result of the information we provided in response to the allegations, our client was allowed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge and sentenced to probation. He was not required to register as a sex offender.
  • Attorney: APR

Negotiated Plea

  • CHARGE:
    - Possession of Child Pornography (18 USC 2252)
  • United States vs. T.B. - Our client was charged with possessing thousands of images of child pornography images. We negotiated a plea agreement under the possession section of 18 USC 2252, which capped the client's exposure to possible incarceration at 120 months. He entered a guilty plea and faced up to 108 months. We prepared an effective sentencing memorandum requesting a greater than 50% downward departure from the United States Sentencing Guidelines. We emphasized our client's strong community ties, military service, lack of a criminal history and solid work history to convince the court to minimize the punishment our client faced. The judge granted our request and sentenced the client to exactly 48 months in the United States Bureau of Prisons. His sentence included a period of supervised release and sex offender registration.
  • Attorney: APR

Dismissal/Negotiated Plea/Probation

  • CHARGE:
    - Statutory Rape
  • North Carolina vs. G.S. - Our client was accused of having sex with an under aged girl. When our client was interviewed by the police officers at the station, his accuser was brought to the station and positively identified our client as the person with whom she had intercourse. We challenged the credibility of the accuser and identified issues that could be raised at trial. The assigned Assistant District Attorney agreed to dismiss the Statutory Rape charge in exchange for a misdemeanor probation sentence. The client did not have to register as a sex offender.
  • Attorney: APR

Dismissal/Negotiated Plea

  • ACCUSATION:
    - Statutory Rape
  • State v. L.A. - Our client was found in the company of a fifteen year old girl after a night of excessive drinking. The girl accused our client of rape after her sister entered the room and found the two of them together. The state claimed to have several eyewitnesses to corroborate the girl's story, but we were able to challenge the claim of penetration. The prosecutor agreed to dismiss the statutory rape charge and allow our client to plead guilty to misdemeanor Assault On A Female. He did not have to register as a sex offender.
  • Attorney: APR

No Charges Filed

  • ACCUSATION:
    - First Degree Statutory Sexual Offense
  • State v. J.A. - Our client's wife accused him of engaging in sexual acts with their daughter. Child Protective Services (CPS) investigated. The wife also accused our client of downloading several images of child pornography. After conducting our own investigation, we were able to show there were no grounds for these accusations and the State decided not to charge our client.
  • Attorney: APR

Dismissal

  • CHARGE:
    - Sex Offender Use of Social Website
  • State v. J.S. - Our client was accused of violating the terms of his sex offender registration by using social networking sites. We were able to gather evidence showing there was no criminal intent by our client and that he only used the site for his work as a sports agent.
  • Attorney: APR

Negotiated Plea/Probation

  • CHARGE:
    - First Degree Statutory Sexual Offense (Three Counts)
  • State v. R.R. - Our client was accused of sexually assaulting his nine year old granddaughter and showing her pornographic material. Despite his taped admission to detectives, we were able to negotiate a judgment that included probation after he served time in the county jail. He pleaded guilty to three counts of Indecent Liberties with A Minor, had to register as a sex offender and was placed on five years of supervised probation.
  • Attorney: APR

Negotiated Plea

  • CHARGES:
    - Statutory Rape (Two Counts)
    - Indecent Liberties with A Minor (Two Counts)
    - Attempted Kidnapping
    - Attempted Abduction of a Child
  • State v. M.B. - Our client was accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a twelve year old girl on multiple occasions. He was also accused of visiting her school and attempting to remove her from the school premises without permission. We were able to negotiate a judgment that included three years of supervised probation after he served eight months in county jail. He had to register as a sex offender after pleading guilty to two counts of Indecent Liberties with A Minor.
  • Attorney: APR

No Charges Filed

  • ACCUSATION:
    - First Degree Statutory Sexual Offense
  • State v. J.C. - Our client was accused by her minor son of engaging in oral sex with her. We were able to interview those close to the family and discovered that the son had a history of making false accusations of this nature. We also gathered medical records to show that the child suffered from a long history of mental illness. After showing the son's history of mental instability, the government chose not to file any charges against our client.
  • Attorney: APR

No Charges Filed

  • ACCUSATION:
    - Indecent Liberties with a Minor
  • State v. C.B. - Our client was accused of touching two of his daughter's teenage friends in a sexually inappropriate manner. Both were under the age of 16. After conducting our own independent investigation, we provided our findings to local authorities. After reviewing our findings, the State made the decision not to charge our client.
  • Attorney: APR

No Charges Filed

  • ACCUSATION:
    - Indecent Liberties with a Minor
  • State v. C.J. - Our client was alleged to have sexually assaulted his girlfriend's fourteen year old daughter and one of the daughter's friends. The allegations were made by the daughter of a former neighbor of our client. Child Protective Services (CPS) conducted an investigation and referred the matter to local law enforcement. We conducted our own investigation, which included interviews of the neighbors, the accuser's friends and other key potential witnesses. After turning over our findings to local authorities, the State decided not to charge our client.
  • Attorney: APR

No Charges Filed

  • ACCUSATION:
    - Indecent Liberties with a Minor
  • State v. J.M. - Our client was accused of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend's teenage daughter. We provided documentation to local detectives that cast doubt on the girl's truthfulness and established that this story was an act of revenge by the accuser's mother. After reviewing our documentation, the State made the decision not to charge our client.
  • Attorney: APR

No Charges Filed

  • ACCUSATION:
    - Indecent Liberties with a Minor
  • State v. J.C. - Our adult client was accused of touching a six year old at his cousin's day care service. After conducting our own investigation, we were able to present enough evidence to convince the State to drop their investigation and not file charges against our client.
  • Attorney: APR



A Review of Roberts Law Group, PLLC
We hired Patrick Roberts when our son was accused of a crime. Patrick knew exactly what to do and what the possible outcomes were. We did everything he said and to our relief charges were eventually dropped. He knows the people on the other side having worked with them. He knows what they look for and of course what they don't. When he is involved in the case they respect him. He brings credibility. He knew the long term implications of the charges and did everything, everything he could to give us the best possible outcome. It is a stressful time, the courts move painfully slow. Trust him. Patrick knows what he is doing.

Reviewing: Criminal Defense Legal Services
Date published: 08/17/2016
Rating: 5 / 5 stars

A Review of Roberts Law Group, PLLC
With Patrick Roberts' help our son was given the best possible outcome - a dismissal of all charges!His planning and communication skills ensured that our family and our out of state co-counsel were all clear on his expert vision and guidance.Bottom line is this: having Patrick Roberts on our side gave us great comfort during a long, tumultuous ordeal. He cares enough that we are still meeting monthly on a regular basis for follow-up if needed. We would never hesitate to call on him again if needed. We trusted him with our son’s future and you can have complete trust in him too!

Reviewing: Criminal Defense Legal Services
Date published: 10/11/2015
Rating: 5 / 5 stars

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.

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A Review of Roberts Law Group, PLLC
We hired Patrick Roberts when our son was accused of a crime. Patrick knew exactly what to do and what the possible outcomes were. We did everything he said and to our relief charges were eventually dropped. He knows the people on the other side having worked with them. He knows what they look for and of course what they don't. When he is involved in the case they respect him. He brings credibility. He knew the long term implications of the charges and did everything, everything he could to give us the best possible outcome. It is a stressful time, the courts move painfully slow. Trust him. Patrick knows what he is doing.
Reviewing: Criminal Defense Legal Services
Date published: 08/17/2016
Rating: 5 / 5 stars
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