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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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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REDUCED: ASSAULT 2ND

CHARGE: Assault 2nd with Mandatory State Prison
RESULT: REDUCED to Assault 3rd Degree with Restitution

In People v. M.C., the client was charged with assault for hitting someone over the head with a beer bottle in a bar fight. Because the client had a prior felony conviction, pleading guilty or being convicted would mean a mandatory state prison sentence.

Because Mr. Nobles discovered issues with the case, he was able to negotiate a REDUCED plea to assault 3rd degree, a misdemeanor, with no jail or probation, and only $2,400 restitution.

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CASE DISMISSED: CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 2ND

In People v. B.B., the client and his wife were charged with cocaine possession after a search warrant was executed at their home. During the search, Rochester Police found a quantity of cocaine and evidence of drug transactions taking place at this location.

After an extensive review of the documentation in the case, Mr. Nobles found that his client's Constitutional rights had been violated in several ways based on illegal activity by the police. Mr. Nobles filed a 43-page motion with several exhibits outlining the illegal actions taken by the police and how these actions invalidated the warrant.

Ultimately the Judge ruled that the warrant was invalid, released B.B. from custody and DISMISSED THE CASE.

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CASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY: MANSLAUGHTER 1ST

In People v. P.K., the client was charged with Manslaughter 1st Degree after stabbing another man at his girlfriend's house. He faced 25 years in prison if convicted.

After launching his own investigation, it became clear to Mr. Nobles that this was a valid case of self-defense. After extensive preparation, P.K. testified before the Monroe County Grand Jury for over two hours, including a lengthy cross-examination by the Assistant District Attorney.

After due deliberation, the Grand Jury declined to indict the client on Manslaughter or any other lesser charge. Ultimately, the CASE WAS DISMISSED less than a month after the initial arrest, saving the client and his family the time, expense and emotional stress of a trial.

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