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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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: 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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REDUCED SENTENCE: CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE COCAINE AND FIREARM POSSESSION IN THE FURTHERANCE OF DRUG TRAFFICKING

In United States v. F.A., the client as charged by the US Attorney's Office for Conspiracy to Distribute 5 Kilos of Cocaine and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking. The client was apprehended during a drug sale and was found to have an illegal handgun and a kilo of powder cocaine in his residence. He faced a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence and an advisory guideline sentence of 12-14 years. 

After several years of wearing the government down and based on the client turning his life around, Mr. Nobles was able to convince the Judge to sentence F.A. to only 5 years.

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REDUCED: CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON 2ND DEGREE

In People v. C.C., the client was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree after her boyfriend shot off a pistol in the parking lot at a wedding. The handgun was unlicensed and illegal in New York, and since it belonged to C.C., she was indicted by the Grand Jury. If convicted, she faced a minimum of 3.5 years in prison.

After extensive negotiations with the District Attorney's Office, based on the unique circumstances brought to light by Mr. Nobles, his client pled to the REDUCED CHARGE of Attempted Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree and received 5 years probation and NO JAIL TIME.

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

In People v. J.W., the client was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree after a shooting on Dewey Avenue. Two witnessess testified that the gun used in the shooting was owned and provided by the defendant. 

After a thorough background investigation into the witnessess, Mr. Nobles destroyed their credibility at trial and exposed the truth that the witnessess were lying to protect themselves. The jury found J.W. NOT GUILTY after only 24 minutes of deliberation.

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