Statutory Rape Attorneys Greensboro, North Carolina

At Roberts Law Group, our Greensboro criminal defense law firm founder and CEO, Patrick Roberts, is a former sex-crimes prosecutor who has successfully defended some of the most difficult sex crimes cases imaginable over more than a decade.

He leads our experienced team of sex crimes defense attorneys in Guilford County in protecting the reputations, livelihoods, and very freedoms of our clients who have been accused of or charged with statutory rape in North Carolina.

Our skilled statutory rape lawyers in Greensboro know it is not enough to deny these allegations, as the deeply personal nature of sex offenses often leads to our clients being presumed guilty before they can legally defend themselves inside and outside the courtroom.

When it is imperative that the facts of your case are prioritized over allegations, we provide effective defense strategies that produce results.

How Does North Carolina Define Statutory Rape?

Sixteen is the age of sexual consent in North Carolina, which means no one under the age of 16 can consent to sexual intercourse, whether willingly or in agreement to participate in the act.

Despite any type of formal relationship other than marriage the older person connected to the act could face serious criminal charges and consequences for sexual activity with a minor when the age difference between the two meets the legal standard of a crime.

If you have been accused of, or charged with statutory rape in North Carolina, Contact Roberts Law Group for experienced, aggressive, and determined advocacy that pursues real results, so you can make informed decisions about the direction of your case.

What are the Penalties for a Statutory Rape Conviction in North Carolina?

The severity of the consequences of a statutory rape charge in North Carolina depends on the age difference between the parties who allegedly participated in a sex act.

A statutory rape conviction in Greensboro and throughout North Carolina is a felony and may leave the defendant facing severe consequences, which are decided based on their ages, including:

  • Four to the six-year age difference between the parties: Class C felony charge, with a maximum term of 279 months imprisonment.
  • Six-year or greater age difference between the parties: Class B1 felony charge, with a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

In North Carolina, there is an exception to the statutory rape laws, which includes when teenagers engage in consensual sex — and they are within four years of age the older party cannot face statutory rape charges.

If you or someone you love has been accused of statutory rape in North Carolina, contact our skilled sex crimes attorneys in Greensboro to discuss your case today, so we can get ahead of your charges.

Leading Sex Crimes Attorneys in Greensboro Representing Clients Throughout North Carolina

At Roberts Law Group, our skilled criminal defense attorneys in Greensboro represent clients who are facing serious allegations, including statutory rape, and other sex crimes with experience and skill that gives them confidence inside and outside the courtroom.

That includes defending clients who are accused of or charged with:

Our Greensboro statutory rape attorneys have over 110 combined years of experience producing positive results for all North Carolinians and South Carolinians facing these difficult charges. With so much on the line, do not take chances with your case. Putting your future in the hands of an experienced sex crimes defense lawyer could mean the difference in your very freedom.

Contact our statutory rape attorneys today to learn more about the innovative defense strategies we implement for each of our client’s unique and important cases.

Defending Students, Faculty & Staff in Title IX Cases Throughout Greensboro, North Carolina

Have you been accused of campus-related sexual misconduct?

These allegations — even without any substantial proof — can lead to students being expelled, instructors losing their professional licenses, and staff members losing the careers they have worked so hard to build.

We represent clients attending and working at colleges in Greensboro, including:

Our Title IX defense attorneys in Greensboro handle these sensitive matters with discretion while providing a strong and strategic defense that gives our clients confidence.

Roberts Law Group: Skilled Greensboro Statutory Rape Attorneys Who Produce Real Results for Clients Throughout North Carolina

If you have been accused, charged, or investigated for a crime in North Carolina, do not leave your future to chance by facing these serious allegations, the prosecutor’s office — and a potentially lengthy prison term if convicted alone.

Contact our skilled statutory rape attorneys in Greensboro at the Roberts Law Group today by calling 919-838-6643 or online to schedule a free consultation to learn how we can empower you to take a stand and pursue real results.