First Degree Rape*

Charges

First Degree Rape (N.C.G.S. § 14-27.2); Solicitation of a Child by Computer (N.C.G.S. § 14-202.3)

Description

North Carolina vs. 'Confidential Client' - The client was initially unjustly accused of engaging sexually with a minor. Attorney Patrick Roberts, a distinguished criminal defense lawyer, took over the case from another lawyer.  By questioning the authenticity of the state's electronic evidence and bringing prior false accusations made by the alleged victim to light, Attorney Roberts was able to reframe the argument in favor of his client. As a solicitation of a minor lawyer, Mr. Roberts effectively negotiated a plea deal, where his client pled guilty to Solicitation of a Child by Computer and Third Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. The client was sentenced to 12 to 34 months with credit for time served, an outcome significantly more favorable than what the client faced originally.

Result

Negotiated Plea/Credit For Time Served

What Clients Say About Attorney Patrick Roberts As AStatutory RapeLawyer:

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!”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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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