Indecent Liberties Charges

Indecent Liberties Charges

Protecting Your Rights: Experienced Defense Lawyer for Indecent Liberties in North Carolina

At Patrick Roberts Law PLLC, we understand that an accusation of misconduct, deemed inappropriate in the presence of or near a minor, may result in severe consequences, such as employment termination or eviction from one’s residence.

Attorney Patrick Roberts, a former sex crimes prosecutor, offers a comprehensive approach tailored to your specific case, drawing upon his deep understanding of strategies employed by prosecutors. Through meticulous examination, he explores multiple avenues to effectively challenge the assertions put forth by the prosecution. He is also going to look at possible negotiation avenues to come up with solid results* for your case. By formulating robust strategies, our aim is to help ensure that our clients are judged by the court of law, rather than by the court of public opinion. If you are currently grappling with charges related to sex crimes, particularly those involving minors, we strongly encourage you to contact us today to learn more about the invaluable assistance we can provide.

Our previous client faced charges of Indecent Liberties with a Minor for allegedly sexually touching his great granddaughter. Through negotiations, Attorney Patrick Roberts successfully* reached a resolution where our client pleaded guilty to the lesser offense of Assault on a Child Under 12, exempting him from sex offender registration. As part of the sentence, he was placed on 18 months of supervised probation with a suspended sentence of 75 days.

Defense Attorney for Sex Crimes, Child Molestation, False Accusation, and Statutory Rape in North Carolina

Charges of taking indecent liberties with a child in North Carolina involve individuals who are at least 16 years old and at least five years older than the child in question. These charges encompass indecent, improper, or immoral actions with a minor. The alleged acts can include French kissing, inappropriate touching, attempting sexual activity, and exposing oneself to a child.

It’s important to note that even an allegation of taking indecent liberties with a child can result in an arrest and police interrogation. It’s crucial not to answer any questions from the police or prosecutor’s office without legal representation. We want to protect your rights and provide the necessary defense.

As an experienced criminal defense attorney in North Carolina, Attorney Patrick Roberts has years of experience in handling cases related to indecent liberties with a child. He has achieved positive outcomes for our clients,* such as case dismissals and reduced charges.

In one case, our client, faced charges following allegations of fondling and molesting a student. After assuming the case from a previous attorney, Attorney Patrick Roberts conducted an investigation into the accuser’s motive. Armed with this information, he successfully persuaded* the Assistant District Attorney to dismiss the charges against our client.

*While Attorney Roberts works hard to secure results for his clients, every case is unique and must be evaluated on its individual facts. Past results do not guarantee future success. Each client’s case requires a unique strategy based on the facts of that case.

Legal Penalties for Taking Indecent Liberties with a Child in North Carolina

Being accused, arrested, or charged with taking indecent liberties with a child in North Carolina can have life-altering consequences. Your reputation may already be damaged, but we are here to protect it from further harm. These charges require a strategic and well-developed defense to help ensure your side of the story is heard.

A conviction for taking indecent liberties with a child is a Class F felony. Individuals who are convicted of certain crimes may face a range of consequences. These can include imprisonment for a period of ten to 59 months, with the possibility of probation upon release. In addition, court fines and fees may be imposed as a form of punishment. Alternatives to incarceration such as house arrest and GPS location monitoring may also be implemented. Furthermore, individuals convicted of certain offenses may be required to register as a sex offender for a period of 30 years, although there is a chance that this requirement could be lifted after ten years.

When determining the penalties, the court will consider mitigating factors, aggravating factors, and the individual’s prior record. Furthermore, being convicted can lead to the loss of one’s job, relationships, and limit employment opportunities in the future.

You don’t have to face these charges alone. Contact us today to learn more about our innovative defense strategies tailored to your unique case.

If you have been accused, charged, or investigated for taking indecent liberties with a child in North Carolina, it is crucial not to discuss your case with investigators or the prosecutor’s office without a skilled criminal defense attorney by your side.

Contact Patrick Roberts Law PLLC today at 919-341-1433 or online to schedule a free consultation. We are here to empower you to take a stand and pursue real results.

*DISCLAIMER: Each case is different and must be evaluated separately.  Prior results achieved do not guarantee similar results can be achieved in future cases.

 

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