Statutory Rape

Cumberland County Defense for Sex with a Minor Charges

The law in the state of North Carolina states that anyone under the age of 16 cannot legally consent to sexual activity, even if they are willing. If you have been arrested and charged with statutory rape, or you are under investigation, you need to know what is at stake and what penalties you are facing. These charges are vigorously pursued and it can take an experienced attorney to protect your rights.

Our Fayetteville statutory rape defense lawyers can help you. If you've been falsely accused of statutory rape or if you have questions about how to fight the charges against you, contact Roberts Law Group online or at 910-241-0063 for a free consultation.

At the Roberts Law Group, PLLC, attorney Patrick Roberts provides criminal defense for individuals under investigation and under arrest for statutory rape and related charges in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He is a former Assistant District Attorney, and has extensive experience and legal knowledge of sex offenses. Our firm knows how to thoroughly investigate charges and build defense strategies to protect our clients.

Criminal Penalties for Fayetteville Statutory Rape Charges

Depending on the level of the charge and the circumstances involved, penalties upon conviction of a statutory rape charge can include fines and prison time, in addition to lifetime registration as a sex offender in the state of North Carolina. These criminal penalties do not include the damage to your reputation, your family and your future upon a conviction for statutory rape.

The first step to take after you learn of allegations of statutory rape is to talk with an experienced lawyer about your situation and your options. We also defend people facing charges of sexual assault, contact with a minor and other sex crimes.

North Carolina statute § 14-27.7A and federal statute § 2243 outline the penalties for statutory rape charges. Patrick Roberts has significant trial experience in North Carolina and is a graduate of the Trial Lawyers College, which helps attorneys across the country develop courtroom skills.

Former State Prosecutor in North Carolina

After you learn of allegations or have been arrested on statutory rape charges, contact Roberts Law Group to get the honest answers you need about your situation. Schedule a free initial consultation with us by calling our law office toll free at 910-241-0063.