Second Degree Exploitation of a Child*

Charges

Two Counts of Second Degree Exploitation of a Child, NCGS 14-190.17

Facing

Facing 136 months on each count of Second Degree Exploitation of a Child Sex Offender Registration for Life

Description

State vs. 'Confidential Client' - The client has been allegedly involved in engaging in sexually explicit communications and exchanging sexually explicit photographs with a minor through online platforms. Attorney Patrick Roberts, an accomplished criminal defense lawyer for sex crimes, observed that the client’s alleged misconduct  may largely be influenced by a previously diagnosed psychological issue.

As a result, Attorney Roberts obtained the client’s mental health records and enlisted the help of a seasoned mental health professional who had experience dealing with suspected sex offenders. After a thorough evaluation from the provider and examination of the client’s psychiatry records, Mr. Roberts presented the findings to the prosecutor’s office.

Mr. Roberts’ investigation was instrumental in negotiating a favorable plea agreement for the client. Despite facing a possible prison term, a felony conviction, and sex offender registration for decades, Attorney Roberts successfully turned the tide. Our client received a reduced plea offer to two non-sex offense misdemeanors combined with probation.

Result

Two Misdemeanors With Probation

Pleas to two misdemeanors with probation; the client avoided prison, a felony conviction, and sex offender registration.

What Clients Say About Attorney Patrick Roberts As ASex OffenseLawyer:

No Charges!!!!!

Anonymous

September 20, 2017

“Our teenage son was recently accused of sexual assault in a dorm on a college campus. We believed in his innocence, did our research and hired Raleigh's top rated Super Lawyer [publication] A. Patrick Roberts and we were not disappointed. We knew from the consultation that we were in good hands. Mr. Roberts wasted no time obtaining the report and jumping into action. I will never forget the joy I felt in my heart when I received the call informing me that there would be no charges made against our son. His practice is very efficient and receptive in every way. He is the REAL DEAL!”

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.”

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…”

[CLIENT APPROVED] CRIMINAL LAWYER IN NORTH CAROLINA

DEL.R

October 5, 2017

“He is always one step ahead and make you always feel comfortable, true professionals who listen and really care. I was more than satisfied to hire him, He took my sex offense case seriously and convince district attorney to drop the charges. the whole process couldn't have been "more smoother".

I can blindly recommend Robert Patrick and his team to anyone .

thank you for everything you have done to me and helping me to get my life back ."

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.”

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!”

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!

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.”

Excellent Criminal Defense Attorney

Anonymous

September 14, 2015

“With Patrick Roberts’ help our son was given the best possible outcome – a dismissal of all charges. His planning and communication skills ensured that our family and our out of state co-counsel were all clear on his skilled vision and guidance.

Bottom line is this: having Patrick Roberts on our side gave us great comfort during a long, tumultuous ordeal. We would never hesitate to call on him again if needed.”

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.”

What Peers Say About Attorney Patrick Roberts As ASex OffenseLawyer:

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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