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CASE DISMISSED: ASSAULT 3RD

CASE DISMISSED: ASSAULT 3RD

In People v. B.T., an off-duty police officer was charged with Assault 3rd Degree for intervening in a physical altercation outside a bar. Based on all the facts and circumstances, as well as the strong likelihood of an acquittal, Mr. DeCarolis and his client were prepared to proceed to trial. However on the eve of the trial the Judge granted Mr.DeCarolis' motion  to DISMISS THE CASE.

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CASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY: ASSAULT 1ST

CASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY: ASSAULT 1ST

In People v. J.F., the defendant was accused of a violent felony assault that left the complainant without vision in one eye. A conviction for this charge would have resulted in anywhere between 5 and 25 years in prison. A thorough investigation by Mr. DeCarolis revealed that J.F.'s actions were in self-defense as the complainant confronted him with a box cutter. After a vigorous preparation with his client, Mr. DeCarolis ultimately recommended that J.F. testify about his actions before the Grand Jury. The Grand Jury clearly agreed it was in self-defense and dismissed the case.

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HUNG JURY & CASE DISMISSED: MURDER 2ND DEGREE

HUNG JURY & CASE DISMISSED: MURDER 2ND DEGREE

In People vs. C.T., the defendant was charged with the intentional murder of his father. In one of the most publicized trials in Monroe County history, the Prosecution presented over 30 witnesses under the theory that the defendant killed his father in a calculated and premeditated fashion.

Mr. Nobles and Mr. DeCarolis presented the unexpected defense that their client was not the person that committed the crime. Jury deliberations that spanned more than 50 hours over the course of eight days ultimately resulted in a hung jury. Shortly after declaring the HUNG JURY, the presiding Judge granted the Defense's motion for a trial order of dismissal, and DISMISSED the murder charge.

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NOT GUILTY: HAZING 1ST

NOT GUILTY: HAZING 1ST

In People v. J.S., the client was charged with Hazing 1st Degree as part of the RIT women's rugby team that was accused of forcing recruits to drink alcohol. The party was discovered when one of the students became unresponsive and an ambulance was called. In total four people were taken to the hospital, thankfully they all made full recoveries.

The D.A.'s Office was looking to make an example of the women and was not willing to negotiate. Rejecting offers that would leave J.S. with a criminal record, Mr. Nobles proceeded to trial alongside all four of her co-defendants. Mr. Nobles and the four other defense attorneys presented a unified defense which resulted in a NOT GUILTY verdict for all five students.

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NOT GUILTY: ROBBERY 1ST, 2ND, KIDNAPPING 2ND, ASSAULT 2ND

NOT GUILTY: ROBBERY 1ST, 2ND, KIDNAPPING 2ND, ASSAULT 2ND

In People v. R.R., the client was charged with setting up his long-time friend to be robbed, kidnapped and potentially killed.

When it came to trial, Mr. Nobles proved that the only evidence linking his client to the case was the testimony of the 'victim' who was an admitted long-time drug dealer with two prior felony convictions and another pending felony at the time of trial. Mr. Nobles systematically broke apart the victim's story and showed the jury he was lying.

After several hours of deliberation, the jury found the client NOT GUILTY of ALL COUNTS.

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NOT GUILTY: CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON 2ND DEGREE

NOT GUILTY: CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON 2ND DEGREE

In People v. T.G., the defendant was charged with possessing a loaded handgun in a car. The prosecution's proof at trial established that the defendant parked his car on the street and walked into a store. Shortly thereafter, the police searched the car and found a loaded .22 caliber handgun in the backseat. 

During the trial Mr. DeCarolis was able to establish that while T.G. had stepped away, there were other people in the vicinity of the car who had the opportunity to ditch the gun in the backseat without T.G.'s knowledge. He was ultimately found NOT GUILTY.

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NOT GUILTY: MURDER 2ND

NOT GUILTY: MURDER 2ND

In People v. B.A., the client was charged with the robbery and murder of a 15 year-old boy in the city of Rochester. He faced a potential life sentence if convicted. The prosecution based their entire case on a questionable eyewitness identification.

At trial, Mr. Nobles called the credibility of the eyewitness into serious question. The first two trials resulted in hung juries. During the third trial, the prosecution's case fell apart as Mr. Nobles presented two additional witnesses who contradicted their main witness. B.A. was finally ACQUITTED of the charge.

Side note: A&E's highly-rated justice series, Crime 360, covered this case.

 

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NOT GUILTY: CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON 2ND DEGREE

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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NOT GUILTY: ROBBERY 2ND DEGREE

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: ATTEMPTED BURGLARY 3RD, ATTEMPTED CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY

NOT GUILTY: ATTEMPTED BURGLARY 3RD, ATTEMPTED CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY

In People v. M.A., the client was charged along with 13 other defendants in an alleged conspiracy to obtain, possess and distribute stolen property. The main witness against the client was her drug-addicted former boyfriend who had a long history of criminal convictions and lying to get himself out of trouble. The prosecution also presented several recorded phone calls between the two of them. 

Nevertheless, after a four-day trial, M.A. was found NOT GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES.

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