Misdemeanor Death by Vehicle*

Charges

Misdemeanor Death by Vehicle, N.C.G.S. § 20-141.4(a2), and Speeding, N.C.G.S. § 141(m).

Facing

Facing 150 days

Description

State vs 'Confidential Client' - Attorney Patrick Roberts defended a client who was facing potential felony charges after a fatal car accident. Initial evidence suggested the client may have been texting while driving, but Mr. Roberts, acting as a felony defense attorney, brought in an accident reconstruction skilled. The skilled confirmed mechanical issues with the client's car, including a misaligned vehicle and a malfunctioning stabilizer bar, could have contributed to the tragedy. As a result, the client was able to plead down to a misdemeanor, with a resulting sentence of unsupervised probation. Thus, Mr. Roberts' actions as a felony charges lawyer protected his client from more severe consequences.

Result

Negotiated Plea

2 years unsupervised probation and restitution (less than $8,000)

What Clients Say About Attorney Patrick Roberts As AFelony ChargesLawyer:

Exceptional representation from a Criminal Defense Attorney

David

August 27, 2016

“When the future of your life and family are on the line, there is a fear and hopelessness that often seizes upon you. This past year has been the most challenging of my entire life. Yet I would not be here to share these thoughts if it had not been for Attorney Patrick Roberts…

…Attorney Roberts effectively communicated progress as needed and worked with the prosecution to reach an agreement. At the final sentencing, he was able to negotiate a judgement significantly reduced from what was originally charged, including no prison time…”

What Peers Say About Attorney Patrick Roberts As AFelony ChargesLawyer:

Peer Endorsement

April 13, 2013

“Patrick Roberts is a fierce advocate on behalf of his clients. He and lawyers at his firm are excellent criminal defense lawyers who work hard to aggressively defend their clients. Patrick Roberts also has an excellent command of many of the technical issues...  that are implicated in cases involving technology, forensic science and the like. I've watched him dissect hostile witnesses on the stand, and argue for excellent outcomes for his clients.”

Peer Endorsement

"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. Patrick is plain outstanding. The highest remark I can give a lawyer is that I would ask him to represent me were I charged with a crime..."

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