When Should I Call a Lawyer?

Accused of a Sex Crime? It's Never Too Early To Call a Lawyer.

Raleigh, North Carolina, Sex Offense Criminal Law Attorney

Have you been asked questions by a family member about possible improper sexual contact with a minor? Has Child Protective Services (CPS) contacted you about an issue involving your children? Did the police call with questions about your participation in a chat room for teens? Let's face it. You're under investigation for a sex crime. When should you call a lawyer? Right now.

When the police come calling, the time to call a lawyer is now!

Often, people under investigation for a sex crime make the mistake of delaying too long to hire an attorney. At Roberts Law Group, PLLC, we have seen it happen too often. People who face allegations of a sex offense often don't take the investigation or charges seriously. Unfortunately, by the time it's your turn to tell your side of the story, it is often too late. The prosecutors and police have already stacked the evidence against you, before you even realize that charges are pending.

We know which strategies prosecutors will use against you.

Criminal defense attorney Patrick Roberts is a former prosecutor, having served in three separate counties throughout North Carolina. We know that prosecutors depend on tricks and tactics to prepare their cases. They know that you're hoping that this problem will go away by itself. It won't. You need aggressive, experienced representation on your side. As soon as you realize that you are in danger of being charged with a sex offense, talk to a lawyer. Don't give the prosecutor any more of a head start. Contact us now.

If you think you may be charged with a sex offense, or you have already been charged, here are some basic things to remember:

  • It is a big advantage to be proactive about your charges. An experienced lawyer knows how to gather evidence that supports your case and suppress illegal evidence that could be used against you in court.
  • Make sure that you understand all of your rights, not just the ones the police and prosecutors have to tell you about. Without an experienced criminal defense trial lawyer present, you may not be aware of the constitutional protections you have.
  • Don't sign or say anything without your attorney's advice. Period. End of discussion.

We Invite You To Learn More about What Constitutes a Sex Offense?

Contact our offices today. We will provide a free consultation about your case. If you can't come to us, we'll come to you.

North Carolina vs. O.S.
Charge: First Degree Forcible Rape and First Degree Kidnapping
Facing: 26 - 33 years in prison
Result: Dismissed

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.

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