CHARGE: Murder 2nd Degree
RESULT: NOT GUILTY
In People v. D.V., the client was charged with Murder 2nd Degree after stabbing a classmate five times during a fraternity party at the University of Rochester. He faced life in prison if convicted.
Mr. Nobles and Mr. DeCarolis were hired as a team on this case. After conducting an extensive investigation and interviewing over a dozen witnesses, it became clear that this was a case of self-defense. During the trial, several of the prosecution's own witnesses testified to the defense's theory of self-defense. After an eight-day bench trial, D.V. was found NOT GUILTY OF MURDER AND ALL LESSER INCLUDED OFFENSES.