Arrested and Going to Trial for a Sex Offense: Now What?
Raleigh, North Carolina, Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer
There's no escaping it. Criminal trials for sex crimes are very public. If your case goes to trial you will be facing two juries: the 12 people in the courtroom and the court of public opinion on the street. If you have been charged with a sex crime, you will probably have a thousand questions about how the process works and what to expect. Roberts Law Group, PLLC is ready to answer all of your questions. Call today or email our law firm to schedule a free consultation.
Charged with a sex offense? Are you really innocent until proven guilty?
Will you really be treated as if you are innocent? In a sex crime trial, don't count on it. Understanding the strategies behind pretrial motions and discovery of evidence is very important. Jury selection is critical. While the burden is on the state to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, prosecutors often count on the impact of negative emotions — particularly when a child was the victim. As your defense attorney, our job will be to raise issues and legal points that put questions and doubt into the juror's minds. We do that by understanding the best use of trial tactics and defense strategies. As a former prosecutor in three North Carolina counties, attorney Patrick Roberts has the experience to anticipate what will happen next in a trial. We put that experience at your service.
Sentencing Guidelines for Sex Offenses
Our goal, of course, is to do everything we can to help you get the best possible outcome, without the burden and risks of trial. In court, we are aggressive, intelligent defense litigators who fight hard for your rights and your future. If you are found guilty by a jury, however, your case will undergo a pre-sentencing investigation, in which the judge will examine the North Carolina sentencing guidelines and other circumstances that will affect the sentence. It is our time to present evidence and facts to help you avoid the harshest sentence. Whenever possible, we fight for rehabilitation and education programs that will help you stay out of jail.
We Invite You To Learn More about What Constitutes a Sex Offense?
Contact our offices with all of your questions about your sex crime charges. We offer the aggressive, experienced legal defense you are looking for.
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.