RELEASED: Dec. 31, 2010

RALEIGH, NC – The law firm of Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLC recently defended a woman accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14 year old. Although the woman was facing six counts of statutory rape and sex offenses, Raleigh criminal defense attorney Patrick Roberts secured probation instead of a lengthy 20 to 30 year prison sentence.

By quickly negotiating a plea agreement, Mr. Roberts‘ client spent only three months in custody while her case was pending. Although she received a sentence of five years probation and must register for the sex offender registry, Mr. Roberts‘ client is, however, able to move out of state and continue to spend time with her children. The resolution of the Wake County case suited all of the parties involved, including the family of the 14 year old boy.

“The goal in many of these cases is to find a common ground where the parties can agree. The families in this case didn’t want to punish my client so much as they were concerned there was no additional contact between the client and the 14 year old,” Mr. Roberts said. “They were present and agreed to the terms. It’s a sad predicament but everyone goes away with a mutual resolution.”

The Raleigh law firm of Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLC is a criminal defense firm that handles sex crimes defense work. With substantial experience and working knowledge of criminal defense laws, the criminal attorneys aggressively fight for the rights of accused clients throughout North Carolina.

DISCLAIMER: The cases, facts and outcomes discussed in this press release are illustrative of the matters handled by the firm. Actual case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case. Not all of the firm’s case results are included on this site. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon a lawyer’s or law firm’s past results because prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

For more information about the Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, see his criminal defense website and criminal defense blogPatrick Roberts is a skilled criminal attorney who defends against sex crime charges, DWI charges and abuse charges, among others in Wake County. To contact criminal lawyer Patrick Roberts, please contact the law firm or call 919-838-6643 for a free consultation. Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLC can also be followed on Facebook at facebook.com/nc.criminal.defense.

North Carolina v. J.S.
Indecent Exposure
Potentially Facing: 30 days in Jail
Result: Case Dismissed

Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLC acted quickly, meeting with the DA’s office to mitigate on behalf of their client, who had no prior criminal history. The Defendant had cooperated fully with the officer. At defense counsel’s prompting, the ADA spoke with his Law Enforcement Officers and determined that Defendant had been through enough already. Dismissed on the first court date.