Statutory Rape*

Charges

Statutory Rape

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State vs. 'Confidential Client' - Attorney Patrick Roberts provided legal representation for his client accused of statutory rape. Found with a fifteen year old girl after heavy drinking, the client was accused of rape when her sister found them together. Although the State has numerous eyewitnesses to support the girl's accusation, Attorney Patrick Roberts, a proficient criminal defense lawyer for statutory offenses, effectively contested the alleged penetration. The statutory rape charge was dismissed. The prosecution permitted the client to enter a guilty plea for a lesser charge of misdemeanor Assault on a Female.  The client was not required to register as a sex offender.

Result

Dismissal/Negotiated Plea

What Clients Say About Attorney Patrick Roberts As AStatutory RapeLawyer:

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.”

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.”

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…”

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…”

Never has let me down!

Anonymous

January 29, 2009
  • “Attorney Patrick Roberts has represented my family several times for various legal matters and at no time did I ever feel doubt... I went with Attorney Roberts shortly after his practice open and have never looked back. His prescence and savy in a court room was nothing short than pure excellence.”

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.”

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!”

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!”

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.

What Peers Say About Attorney Patrick Roberts As AStatutory RapeLawyer:

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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