Roberts Law Group, PLLC
North Carolina Criminal Defense Attorneys

On March 13, the North Carolina Supreme Court announced that courts throughout the state would close for at least 30 days, in an effort to protect public safety amid the Covid-19 outbreak. Roberts Law Group will remain open during this time. We are available to meet with new and existing clients in-person or on the phone. Please call our law office to schedule a time to meet.

We FIGHT for the Best Results
We FIGHT for the Best Results

Authorities hunt for sex offenders who didn't register

About a half hour's drive from Raleigh, North Carolina, you'll find Smithfield. The town is located in Johnston County. Recently, Johnston County sheriff's deputies, as well as state and federal agents, have been locating wanted individuals. This included U.S. marshals and probation officers.

A local news station was invited to accompany authorities as they attempted to locate sex offenders who did not register as required and individuals with active warrants. Over 200 sex offenders were checked who live in Johnston County to make sure the addresses given on registration were actually where they were living.

One woman, 42, who was arrested is accused of taking indecent liberties with a child under the age of 16. She will appear on the felony charge before a magistrate.

One official with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation said, "This operation strengthens and improves the information freely available in the state's sex offender registry, public protection app and our online registry."

In total, the three-say sweep resulted in 28 people getting arrested for a variety of crimes, such as murder, robbery and drugs.

If you are rounded in one of these operations, it's important to remember your rights. While you should be polite, you should also invoke your right to remain silent and contact and attorney. This way, you won't say anything that could be used against you in court.

If you have been convicted of a sex crime and were required to register, the lack of doing so can mean you are facing new charges. You can learn more about what happens if you do not register by speaking with your criminal attorney.

Source:, "Multiple agencies hold operation to round up sex offenders, criminals in Johnston Co.," Steve Sbraccia, Dec. 04, 2015

Client Reviews

Get Legal Help Now
Let Us Help You

Put our team of criminal defense lawyers on your side today. You are one phone call or email away from getting your questions answered by an experienced defense attorney.

Call us at 877-880-5753 to set up a free consultation or send us an email.

Fill out the form below for a Free Consultation.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Call 877-880-5753 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Offices open weekdays 8am - 7pm, Saturdays 9am - 5pm