Sex Crime Charges

Sex Crime Charges

Criminal Defense Lawyer for Your Sex Crime Charges

When facing sex crime charges in North Carolina, it is imperative to have a strong legal defense on your side. The consequences of a sex crime conviction are severe, including lengthy prison sentences, hefty fines, and mandatory registration as a sex offender. To navigate through the complex and sensitive legal landscape of sex crime charges, it is essential to consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

At Patrick Roberts Law PLLC, we understand the gravity of sex crime charges and the impact they can have on your life. We are dedicated to assisting individuals accused of, arrested for, or charged with sex crimes throughout the state of North Carolina. With our proven track record* and extensive experience, we will vigorously advocate for your rights, reputation, and future.

Understanding Sex Offenses

North Carolina has established various laws related to sex crimes, and it is crucial to consult with a criminal defense lawyer to fully comprehend the charges you are facing. Here are some examples of sex crimes under the criminal code:

1. First-Degree Forcible Rape: This charge applies when a person forces or coerces another to engage in vaginal intercourse using a dangerous weapon or causing serious bodily injury.

2. Second-Degree Forcible Rape: This offense occurs when a person engages in vaginal intercourse through force or against the will of the victim, who may be mentally disabled, mentally incapacitated, or physically helpless.

3. First-Degree Statutory Rape: This crime involves engaging in vaginal intercourse with a victim under the age of 13 when the defendant is at least 12 years old and at least four years older than the victim.

4. Statutory Rape of a Person Aged 13-15: If a defendant engages in any sexual act with a person aged 13-15, and the defendant is at least six years older than the victim, it is considered a statutory rape offense. However, a lawful marriage to the victim is an exception.

5. Second-Degree Forcible Sex Offense: This charge applies when a defendant engages in a sexual act using force or against the will of the victim.

6. Indecent Liberties with a Child: This offense occurs when a defendant, who is at least 16 years old and at least five years older than the child, commits immoral or indecent acts with a child under the age of 16.

7. Sexual Exploitation of a Minor: This crime involves using, employing, inducing, encouraging, or facilitating a minor to engage in sexual activity for a live performance or producing explicit images. It also includes recording or distributing materials depicting a minor engaged in sexual activity.

Navigating the Legal Process

When facing sex crime charges, it is crucial to have a skilled criminal defense lawyer who is knowledgeable in handling sex crimes to guide you through the legal process and protect your rights. With his experience as a former Assistant District Attorney, Patrick Roberts has an in-depth understanding of how prosecutors work and is well-equipped to defend against sex crime charges. He will thoroughly investigate the details of your case, gather evidence, interview witnesses, and build a strong defense strategy tailored to your specific circumstances. Our client-centric approach involves providing support and guidance throughout the legal process. We understand the emotional turmoil you may be experiencing, and we are committed to standing by your side every step of the way. Our goal is to work towards the best possible outcome for your case, whether it involves negotiating a favorable plea deal or vigorously defending your innocence in court.

Avoiding Sex Offender Registration: Successful* Plea to a Lesser Offense

Our client was initially accused of statutory rape for being involved with a fifteen-year-old girl who was intoxicated. However, through skillful legal strategies, we contested the allegation of penetration and presented strong evidence to support our argument. As a result, the charge of statutory rape was dismissed. Instead, the client pleaded guilty to the reduced offense of Assault On A Female, which ensured that they would not be required to register as a sex offender.

*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.

Protecting Your Rights: Consult with a Skilled Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer Now

If you are facing any of the sex crime charges mentioned above or have questions about an alleged sex crime, it is crucial to seek legal representation immediately. At Patrick Roberts Law PLLC, we offer a free consultation to discuss your case and evaluate your options. Don’t hesitate to call us at 919-341-1433 to protect your rights and future.


*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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