Were You Charged With Aggravated Sexual Assault In North Carolina?
Facing criminal charges for any sex crime, including aggravated sexual assault, means facing serious potential consequences, such as years in prison and/or on the sex offender registry. In addition to these criminal penalties for a conviction, the mere accusation of a sexually-based offense often means your job, home and social life are all at risk as well. With so much at stake, it is in your best interests to seek out an experienced sex crimes defense lawyer.
At Roberts Law Group, PLLC, we provide the aggressive defense you need if you've been accused of or charged with aggravated sexual assault. Contact our Raleigh law office online today to schedule a free consultation or call 919-521-4646.
Our founding attorney, Patrick Roberts, not only has years of experience working as a defense lawyer, but he is also a former Assistant District Attorney. His experience on both sides of the courtroom provides invaluable insight as to how best approach the defense of every sex crimes charge. Our team of Raleigh defense lawyers is committed to aggressive representation that puts our clients' needs first; we take the tough cases because we believe that you deserve experienced and effective representation when your future is on the line.
Fighting Against Federal and State Aggravated Sexual Assault Charges
An aggravated sex crime in North Carolina is defined as one involving:
- The use of force or the threat of serious violence. This may include actual bodily injury to the victim or the threat of serious injuries; it may also include kidnapping for the purposes of committing a sex crime or a death threat to compel silence or submission.
- A victim who is less than 12 years old.
If an alleged sex act involved penetration achieved by use of force or threats or involved a child age 11 or younger, you may face an aggravated sex crime charge.
In addition to prison time, a conviction on an aggravated sex offense will also carry a lifetime sex offender registration requirement. Registry for an aggravated North Carolina sex crime cannot be terminated early; if you are convicted of an aggravated sex crime, you will spend the rest of your life on the sex offender registry unless you are pardoned or your conviction is reversed or set aside. You need an experienced defense lawyer on your side as soon as you know you are being investigated on suspicion of committing a serious sex offense. Being forced to register as a sex offender for life will limit where you can live and where you can work.
We Don't Judge. We Don't Presume Guilt. We're Here for You.
Unlike most other criminal charges in this country, once a person is accused of a sex offense, often he or she is presumed guilty by the public and by the media. At Roberts Law Group, PLLC, our team of criminal defense attorneys believe that you are innocent until proven guilty. When you come to our office for your free initial consultation, we will not judge you. We will listen to your side of the story and, if you decide to work with us, we will immediately get to work to eliminate or minimize the consequences you are facing.
We understand that your first instinct when facing accusations of a sex offense is to defend yourself to your accuser and to the police, but we encourage you to exercise your right to remain silent. Your words can be used against you. Talk to a sex crimes defense lawyer first so that your future is protected during the North Carolina state or federal criminal justice process.
Contact Our Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney
An criminal charge involving an aggravated sex crime is a big deal. Your reputation is on the line as is your future and your freedom. Our team of Raleigh defense lawyers will be on your side starting from our free in-person consultation. Contact our law office online today or call 919-521-4646 to schedule a meeting with a lawyer at Roberts Law Group.
North Carolina vs. O.S.
Charge: First Degree Forcible Rape and First Degree Kidnapping
Facing: 26 - 33 years in prison
Case involved allegations of forcible rape at gun point. We were able to gather evidence to attack the accuser's credibility and discredit her story. The prosecution dismissed the charges.