Statutory Rape Defense Attorneys Raleigh, North Carolina

Patrick Roberts, our Roberts Law Group founder, managing partner, and CEO is a former sex-crimes prosecutor who has successfully defended some of the most challenging sex crimes cases in North Carolina for more than a decade.

His experience and determination to produce positive results lead our experienced team of sex crimes defense attorneys in Raleigh inside and outside the courtroom to ensure protecting the rights and reputations of our clients is the priority.

Raleigh Statutory Rape Defense Attorneys Representing Clients Throughout North Carolina

Our skilled statutory rape lawyers in Wake and Durham Counties understand the deeply personal nature of sex offenses requires more than a denial, but a strategic defense strategy that allows our clients to protect their futures and their very freedom.

If you have been charged with statutory rape in North Carolina, we can help pursue a positive outcome for your unique case.

What is the Definition of Statutory Rape in North Carolina?

Statutory rape, by definition, is sexual intercourse with a minor. In North Carolina, the age of consent when an individual is no longer considered a minor for these legal purposes is 16.

That means no one despite his or her agreement or willingness to participate under the age of 16 can consent to sexual intercourse.

When statutory rape charges are brought against the older person accused of having a sexual relationship with a minor under the age of 16, he or she will face significant legal consequences, which are dictated by the age difference between the two parties.

If you have been charged with statutory rape in North Carolina, contact Roberts Law Group to learn more about how our skilled statutory rape defense attorneys in Raleigh design unique legal strategies that pursue real results for our clients.

How Much Jail Time Does a Statutory Rape Conviction Carry in North Carolina?

Our North Carolina statutory rape laws outline the penalties associated with these crimes based on the age difference between the parties who allegedly participated in a sex act.

A statutory rape conviction in Raleigh and throughout North Carolina is a felony and may leave the defendant facing severe consequences, including:

  • The class C felony charge, with a maximum term of 279 months imprisonment when there is a four to the six-year age difference between the parties.
  • Class B1 felony charge, with a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole when there is a six-year or greater age difference between the parties.

The exception to our laws may include when teenagers who are within four years of age of each other engage in consensual sex. When this is true and can be proven, the older party cannot face statutory rape charges in North Carolina.

If you have been accused of statutory rape in North Carolina, you do not have to allow these serious criminal charges to define your future. We can help. Contact our skilled sex crimes attorneys in Raleigh to discuss your case today.

Skilled Sex Crimes Attorneys in Raleigh Representing Clients Throughout North Carolina

At Roberts Law Group, our skilled criminal defense attorneys in Raleigh represent clients who are facing serious allegations, including statutory rape, and other sex crimes with experience and skill that gives them the confidence to pursue the best outcome for their unique circumstances.

That includes defending clients in Raleigh and throughout North Carolina who are accused of or charged with:

With more than 110 combined years of experience producing positive results for all North Carolinians and South Carolinians facing sex crimes charges, our Raleigh statutory rape attorneys take the lead in each of our client’s cases, so we can prioritize facts over allegations, and ensure we are making a difference in their outcome.

Contact our statutory rape attorneys in and Durham Counties 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 Raleigh, 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 Raleigh, including:

Our Title IX defense attorneys in Raleigh know that you have rights, and we want to help protect them by handling these sensitive matters with discretion while providing a strong and strategic defense that gives our clients confidence.

Contact Raleigh 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 Raleigh 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.