State of North Carolina v. Bobby M. This case is everyone’s worst nightmare. Our client was charged with multiple child sex offenses including felony taking indecent liberties with a child, sexual battery, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The deck was stacked against our client. Just the accusations alone were damaging. The alleged victims in these cases claimed that our client inappropriately touched them on multiple occasions. Our client faced years behind bars. For three and a half years Coolidge Law Firm fought to clear our client’s name. The case was prosecuted by 3 different Assistant District Attorneys. The State even made a plea offer that would require our client to plead guilty to the most serious charge which would have required him to be on the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry for up to 30 years.
We were not interested in taking an easy deal. After our thorough investigation, we were able to discredit the victims by exposing the inconsistencies in their stories. We determined that these girls were influenced by their caretaker to make these allegations as punishment for our client not sharing proceeds of an insurance settlement. We utilized every resource available to defend our client and we were prepared to fight for our client’s rights before a jury of his peers. Ultimately, all charges were dismissed by the District Attorney’s office just days before trial. Needlessly to say, our client who had agonized for so long, was overcome with emotion when we informed him that all of his charges had been dismissed.