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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CASE DISMISSED: MENACING 2ND DEGREE

In People v. J.R., the defendant was accused of menacing another person who had unlawfully entered his property with bad intentions. J.R. was acting prudently and responsibly and was simple 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 defendant was accused of robbing a person on the street. The alleged victim testified at trial that his credit card was stolen and not returned.

Anticipatin 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 defendant was accused of having unwanted sex with a woman. J.E. maintained that it was consensual sex.

A vigorous defense including the defendant'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 defendant 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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REDUCED: DWI

In People v. J.P., the defendant was accused of driving while intoxicated based on his breath alcohol content of .14. This was well over the legal limit of .08 and well beyond the strict DWI plea bargain policy of the District Attorney's Office.

However Mr. DeCarolis was able to successfully negotiate a REDUCTION from the misdemeanor DWI to the violation DWAI to keep J.P.'s record clean and to save him from the stiffer penalties of a DWI conviction.

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NOT GUILTY: CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON 2ND DEGREE AND KIDNAPPING 2ND DEGREE

In People v. M.H., the defendant was accused of participating in a gunpoint kidnapping with a co-defendant. The co-defendant admitted his role in the act and received a lengthy prison term. M.H. maintained his innocence and went to trial.

At trial, Mr. DeCarolis called the victim of the kidnapping to the stand as a defense witness to testify that M.H. was not involved in the criminal acts and just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. The jury quickly returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY.

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REDUCED WITH TIME SERVED: ASSAULT 1ST DEGREE, 2 COUNTS

REDUCED WITH TIME SERVED: ASSAULT 1ST DEGREE, 2 COUNTS

In People v. D.M., the defendant was originally represented by another attorney and convicted at trial of shooting and severely injuring two people. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison. 

Upon a successful appeal, D.M. was granted a new trial after serving less than five years of his prison term. Mr. DeCarolis represented D.M. for the second trial. After successful negotiations with the District Attorney's Office, Mr. DeCarolis was able to avoid another trial for his client and secured a REDUCED PLEA WITH TIME SERVED.

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NEVER CHARGED: SEXUAL ASSAULT

In People v. R.L., the defendant was accused of committing sexual acts upon his young children. He was not yet charged but he wisely retained Mr. DeCarolis after learning of the allegations made to police.

Mr. DeCarolis immediately delved into the background of both the children and their mother, quickly discovering that the allegations were simply a ploy by the mother in an ongoing custody dispute with R.L.. This information was presented to both the police and the District Attorney's Office and found to be so credible that the CHARGES WERE NEVER EVEN FILED.

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REDUCED: CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 7TH DEGREE

REDUCED: CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 7TH DEGREE

In People v. L.R., the defendant was accused of possessing a large quantity of cocaine with the intent to sell it. Based on his extensive criminal record, L.R. was looking at a minimum of 6 years to a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted of this felony.

After negotiations with the District Attorney's Office, Mr. DeCarolis was able to obtain a REDUCTION to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a misdemeanor, with a sentence of only 10 months in local jail.

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CASE DISMISSED PRIOR TO TRIAL: RAPE 1ST DEGREE

In People v. S.J., the defendant was accused of raping a woman and faced up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

Mr. DeCarolis was hired at a late stage just prior to trial, however he immediately conducted an extensive and vigorous investigation of the accuser. It was revealed that this was the fourth time the accuser had made rape allegations against someone and that the three prior instances had all been false. Mr. DeCarolis presented this compelling information to the District Attorney's Office and they quickly DROPPED ALL CHARGES against S.J. on the eve of the trial.

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