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 was served with charges of being involved in explicit sexual exchanges with a minor over the internet. He needed an online sex crime lawyer like Attorney Patrick Roberts. The client engaged in explicit dialogues and the swapping of sexually explicit images. Mr. Roberts, throughout his legal advice, recognized the influence of the client's psychological diagnosis on the alleged actions.

Mr. Roberts diligently obtained the client's mental health records and handed them over to a seasoned mental health professional, accustomed to handling individuals charged with sexual offenses within the criminal justice system. Upon receiving a detailed evaluation from the mental health provider and thoroughly reviewing the client's mental health records, Mr. Roberts took the initiative to disclose the findings to the prosecutor's office.

Attorney Roberts negotiated a favorable plea agreement for his client. Originally facing the possibility of prison, a felony charge, and potential years of registration as a sex offender, Mr. Roberts effectively avoided these outcomes. Instead, the client was offered a less severe plea deal involving two non-sex offense misdemeanors with a probation period.

Result

Pleas to two misdemeanors with probation

Our client avoided prison, a felony conviction, and sex offender registration.

What Clients Say About Attorney Patrick Roberts As ASex OffenseLawyer:

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.”

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.”

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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