PROVEN RESULTS

Mr. Nobles and Mr. DeCarolis have each handled thousands of criminal cases, from violations to misdemeanors to felonies. Those listed here are only a sampling of their successes. 

Each case is unique and prior results do not necessarily guarantee a similar outcome.

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DISMISSED: GRAND LARCENY 3RD DEGREE

In People v. T.M., the client was charged with the felony of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree. The client was accused of stealing merchandise valued at approximately $17,000 and facing a criminal record that would be devastating to his professional life, if convicted.

Mr. DeCarolis was able to facilitate his client’s entry into a diversionary program that allowed his client to have his charges completed dismissed upon successful completion. The client took advantage of the opportunity, completed the program without issue, and his case was completely DISMISSED leaving him WITH NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

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REDUCED: CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA 1ST DEGREE

In People v. J.E., the client was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the First Degree, the most serious marijuana offense in New York State. Mr. DeCarolis’s client was charged with possessing more than 25 pounds of marijuana and faced up to 5 1/2 years in prison if he was convicted as charged.

Through negotiations with the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. DeCarolis was able to convince them to REDUCE the C Felony to an A misdemeanor that only required his client to admit to possessing more than 2 ounces of marijuana.

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REDUCED: CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON 1ST DEGREE

In People v. K.Y., the client was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the First Degree and faced mandatory incarceration of 5 - 25 years, if convicted, despite having no prior criminal history. The client was accused of multiple violations of the New York State SAFE Act.  

After extensive negotiations with the prosecution that highlighted both weaknesses in the prosecution’s case as well as mitigating factors with respect to his client, Mr. DeCarolis was able to secure a significant REDUCTION that permitted a plea to the misdemeanor of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree with a sentence of a conditional discharge. 

 

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DISMISSED: MENACING A POLICE OFFICER

In People v. E.B., the client was charged with Menacing a Police Officer. The client was confronted by members of law enforcement that responded to his home when he and his family were the victims of a crime.  

The client, a New York state licensed and lawful pistol permit holder, removed his gun from his pants in response to a request from a police officer. The police officer reacted poorly to the simple follow through on his request and escalated an already difficult situation. Sadly Mr. DeCarolis’ client was charged with Menacing a Police Officer. Mr. DeCarolis and his client willingly appeared before a Grand Jury to share their side of the story, which the Grand Jury agreed with, as they NO BILLED the case and DISMISSED the charge.

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DISMISSED: CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 2ND

In People v. K.R., the client was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree and faced a mandatory period of incarceration between 3 to 10 years, if convicted. The Police intercepted a package sent to the client’s residence that contained a substantial quantity of illegal drugs.  

Mr. DeCarolis launched his own vigorous investigation that immediately put the police’s theory of the case into question. Quickly, it become apparent that the the client had no knowledge of the package being sent to his home and was a victim of unfortunate circumstances. A Grand Jury clearly agreed with Mr. DeCarolis’ theory rather than the police and prosecutor and it NO BILLED the case and DISMISSED the charge.

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DISMISSED: CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON 2ND DEGREE

In People v. A.G., the client was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree and faced a mandatory period of incarceration between 3 1/2 - 15 years, if convicted. A gun was found in the car occupied by the client in a private parking lot.

At a suppression hearing, Mr. DeCarolis was able to elicit testimony from the police officer on cross examination that established the police officer lacked a lawful reason to approach and ultimately search the vehicle occupied by his client. The Judge SUPPRESSED the gun at the conclusion of the hearing which required that the DA’s office DISMISS the weapons charge against A.G.

 

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CASE DISMISSED: MENACING 2ND DEGREE

In People v. J.R., the client was accused of menacing another person who had unlawfully entered his property with bad intentions. J.R. was acting prudently and responsibly and was simply following the instructions of the 911 operator when he displayed, but did not discharge, his legally-owned shotgun. Despite the lawfulness of his actions, J.R. was charged with menacing.

Mr. DeCarolis presented these facts and circumstances as well as the justifiable actions of his client and the Judge moved to DISMISS THE CASE IN THE INTEREST OF JUSTICE.

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NOT GUILTY: ROBBERY 2ND DEGREE

In People v. D.J., the client was accused of robbing a person on the street. The alleged victim testified at trial that his credit card was stolen and not returned.

Anticipating this testimony, Mr. DeCarolis was prepared with extensive proof that the credit card had actually been used by the accuser on numerous occasions after the alleged robbery. With the Prosecution's main witness' credibility destroyed, the Judge rendered a NOT GUILTY verdict at the conclusion of the bench trial.

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NOT GUILTY: RAPE 1ST DEGREE

In People v. J.E., the client was accused of having unwanted sex with a woman. J.E. maintained that it was consensual sex.

A vigorous defense including the client's testimony was presented by Mr. DeCarolis at trial. The proof presented by the defense was so overwhelming that the jury swiftly returned a NOT GUILTY verdict after only 10 minutes of deliberations.

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CASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY: CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY 3RD

In People v. S.D., the client was accused of possessing two stolen ATVs. S.D. maintained that he lawfully purchased the ATVs on CraigsList and had no reason to suspect the items were stolen.

Mr. DeCarolis established a compelling amount of evidence to support these claims. The evidence was ultimately put in front of the Grand Jury which found there was insufficient proof to charge S.D. with a crime. The Grand Jury DISMISSED ALL OF THE CHARGES.

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