First Degree Murder*

Charges

First Degree Murder and Concealment of Death

Facing

Facing Life

Description

State vs. 'Confidential Client' - The client was accused of murder, on the suspicion that he supplied narcotics which led to an overdose death. Attorney Patrick Roberts, a skilled murder defense attorney, utilized court-provided resources to hire a renowned toxicologist skilled to challenge the prosecution's case, particularly on the causal links between death and the narcotics. Mr. Roberts argued that the drugs his client allegedly provided did not match chemically with the substance that caused death. The alleged victim also had a known history of drug abuse, further weakening the case. Ultimately, Attorney Roberts negotiated a plea deal, facilitating his client to contest for a 58-month term for involuntary manslaughter and concealment of death, rather than a life sentence. The court imposed a sentence just two months more than the mandatory minimum, indicating his client could be released after serving merely five years, which is a considerable reduction from a potential life sentence.

Result

Negotiated Plea

60 to 84 months in prison

What Clients Say About Attorney Patrick Roberts As AMurder/Violent CrimesLawyer:

Wonderful attorney

Posted by Dana

June 9, 2018

When our son was arrested on sexual assault and rape charges, I was lost. I searched and found Patrick Roberts. I was impressed with his resume so we met with him and hired him. Now our son's case is over. It has taken a long time to get to the end of this experience, but I thank God for sending Patrick Roberts our way!

Larry

June 22, 2016

“Patrick Roberts represented me during a very difficult time in my life, in which I was charged with a Federal Class D felony. From the first time my wife and I met Patrick we felt confident that we had found the best lawyer to represent me. I was very scared, as this was my first experience being charged with a federal offense. Patrick is a very brilliant and confident lawyer…

…Patrick was always honest with my wife and I, and from the first day we hired him, we felt that he immediately started working on my defense. He takes the time to explain in detail what to expect with the court process, and what he expects the outcome to be.

Mr. Roberts understands how the criminal investigation process works

Anonymous

May 5, 2014

“Law enforcement showed up at our house with a warrant to search the entire premises. They were after my teenage son. They knew every aspect of our life, right down to my wife's health condition. It was horrifying. No arrests were made, but the next 48 hours we did not know what to expect. We stayed close to each other as much as possible, not knowing what was going to happen next. We felt hopeless and felt that in a few days our son would be in prison.

I scoured the internet looking for somebody to help. I found Patrick Roberts... I called his office and he told us to come in right away.

Because Mr. Roberts worked as a prosecutor and a criminal defense lawyer in NC, he understands how the investigation process works. He was able to negotiate the best possible outcome for my son. If it were not for the experience and care that Mr. Roberts, my son would not have a future.”

Dedication at every turn!!!

TC

February 7, 2016

“Had no idea where to turn, there were very serious allegations against me so I searched for an attorney online. Attorney Patrick Roberts was honest upfront from day one. His team works very hard and are excellent at what they do. They stayed in touch with me over the entire investigation process. The results investigation closed, no criminal charges filed! Trust me if you need law advice or representation hire Attorney Roberts. Thank you to Attorney Patrick Roberts!”

Honest & Dependable

Anonymous

February 19, 2009

“Patrick Roberts was quick to respond to my legal concerns. He and his team went to work for me immediately and within two weeks had delivered the results I needed (all charges dismissed). The entire experience felt as if I were talking to my best friend. I strongly recommend Patrick Roberts!”

Brilliant and effective attorney

Mary

July 20, 2017

“We hired Patrick to defend our son against very serious felony charges that we knew to be false. It was the scariest thing to put our trust in someone to help us, especially living out of state, but we were so fortunate that we found Patrick. He showed a tremendous attention to detail, hired [skilled professional advisors] to examine and refute the evidence, and used brilliant strategies to poke holes in the case. After four long years, and many highs and lows, Patrick did what he promised: he took care of our son. Felony charges were reduced to a misdemeanor with no jail time. We will always be grateful to Patrick and his firm for giving our son his life back.”

Amazing and Confident Attorney

Aliya

April 26, 2017

“... He went over and beyond the scope of an attorney. He listened to my concerns, allowed me to cry, whine and complain, but never once did he give up on me.

 

…I have been through an amazing journey from indictment, to prison, to back but the salve that allowed me to stand here today, was that very first decision I made to hire a competent attorney that cared about me as a person and most importantly, knew and understood the law…”

A Formal Thank You

M.L.

July 6, 2014

“Having never hired a lawyer before, I was very selective and also very apprehensive about the entire situation, which was scary and overwhelming at first... While winning is what everyone wants, it's a process getting there. One which takes time and patience, and a good lawyer first and foremost... I followed my instincts and scheduled an appointment with Roberts Law Firm. To this day I consider this one of the best decisions I have ever made…

…Mr. Roberts is honestly one of the hardest working individuals I've ever come across. All of the Saturday meetings and phone calls; his accessibility and straightforwardness; and the kind, professional manner he kept consistently without fail, meant the world to me, really. I needed a hero, and he filled that role effortlessly.”

This lawyer is the real deal!

Raul

February 10, 2014

“Mr. Patrick is a true professional. I have never in my life been in a position where my character was questioned, and Mr. Patrick's did a great job of keeping it that way. He was not at all judgmental and all too assuring about the positive outcome of my case, which helped me sleep better at night considering the consequences I was facing.

I was a first time offender so I was terrified at the possible 4-6 years I was facing but thanks to Mr. Roberts' extensive experience in the field, and good relations within the system he was ultimately able to reduce that sentence to 4 years of probation among other minor conditions. I am sure that I could not have been represented in a better way... and strongly recommend anyone who has an issue with the law to choose Mr. Andy Patrick Roberts.”

Attentive and highly skilled

Anonymous

August 31, 2016

“I hired Patrick and his firm to represent me in a very sensitive and frightening case. I was able to come in for a meeting immediately and had one of the most honest conversations of my life. He was honest, direct, and kind. There was no hint of judgement from a single person on their staff They fought for my rights in a way I've never seen. I still joke with some close friends about the prowess that man has in a court room. Not only did he fight for me, he also pointed me in the direction of people who could actually help me. His confidence, knowledge, and support led to my charges being dismissed. I will forever keep their business cards on hand, and plan to use them for any legal matters, within their purview, going forward. If you've never done this before, feel hopeless, and don't know what the next step is... This is not an area of life where price shopping gives you a better deal. No matter the outcome, you can rest assured your case was handled in the best of ways with Patrick Roberts and the many powerful people he works with.”

What Peers Say About Attorney Patrick Roberts As AMurder/Violent CrimesLawyer:

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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