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Rounds & Rounds, Attorneys at Law, LLP.

 

A Sample of Our Trial History in New York

ALBANY COUNTY:
Charges: Murder
Intentional Murder
Criminal Possession of a Weapon: Intent to use unlawfully Client was from the South End ("Downtown") of Albany. He was accused of driving his car to the Arbor Hill Section of Albany ("Uptown") which was "rival turf". Client fired three times out the window of his car while driving and shot an unarmed 17 year old male in the back, killing him.

DEFENSE: SELF DEFENSE
VERDICT: NOT GUILTY OF MURDER! NOT GUILTY OF FELONY WEAPON POSSESSION!
SCHENECTADY COUNTY:
Charges: Murder
Criminal Possession of a Weapon
Client and others surrounded a house where the victim was located. When the victim came of the house onto the front porch, client shot and killed him.

VERDICT: NOT GUILTY OF MURDER! Guilty of Manslaughter and Weapon Possession.
SARATOGA COUNTY:
Charge: DWI
Client was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. Police testified that client failed sobriety tests, smelled of alcohol, had glassy eyes, slurred speech and impaired motor coordination. Client refused to blow into breathalyzer.

VERDICT: NOT GUILTY!
 
SCHENECTADY COUNTY:
Charges: Rape in the First Degree
Client was charged with raping a woman at knife-point in his home. Police responded to the scene and found the naked womans screaming and crying outside the house. Client had fled and was found months later downstate. Police recovered a large knife located between a wall and the bed where the alleged rape occurred. The knife was suppressed from evidence after a successful suppression hearing showed the police search and seizure was illegal.

VERDICT: NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS!
SARATOGA COUNTY:
Charges: Murder (3 counts)
Intentional Murder
Depraved Indifference Murder
Felony Murder
Client was charged with strangling his girlfriend's step great-grandmother in her home during a robbery/burglary. The victim was subdued by a threat with a realistic-looking revolver/pellet gun. The victim was duct-taped around the eyes, wrists and ankles and then strangled with an electrical cord. Her body was then placed in a car and driven to Saratoga National Battlefield, where she was found a week later under a foot of snow.
Client gave certain incriminatory statements to police and drew them a map of where he disposed of the gun, where it was later found by police. Client was captured on videotape selling the dead woman's jewelry at a pawn shop in Saratoga shortly after the murder. A piece of duct tape was found in client's nightstand next to his bed. The duct tape was tested and contained DNA which matched the victim. Client's girlfriend plead guilty to Felony Murder in exchange for a 20-life sentence and testified at trial against client. She testified that client duct-taped and strangled her step great-grandmother during the robbery and then the two of them disposed of her body.

VERDICT: NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS!
ALBANY COUNTY:
Charges: Assault in the First Degree
Client, a black woman, was charged with breaking a beer bottle and then using the broken bottle to carve out the eye of the alleged victim, a white male, outside of an Albany bar. Client suffered no injuries. The alleged victim completely lost his eye.

DEFENSE: SELF DEFENSE
VERDICT: NOT GUILTY!
 
SCHENECTADY COUNTY:
Charges: Rape in the First Degree
Felony Sexual Abuse
Client was charged with forcibly raping and sexually abusing a 20 year old white woman in his home. Client was a 55 year old black man with a criminal history spanning 30 years. Client told police he had never even "touched" the woman. Client's DNA was found deep inside the alleged victim's "vaginal vault".

VERDICT: NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS!
ALBANY COUNTY:
Charges: Grand Larceny (15 counts)
Client was charged with embezzling over $100,000 from law firm where she worked.

VERDICT: NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS!
FEDERAL COURT:
Charges: Distribution
Possession with Intent to Distribute 50 grams or more of crack-cocaine
Federal Weapons Possession
Police called this "the biggest crack bust in Washington County History". Client was in the driver's seat of his truck. Client's vehicle was searched by police. In the driver's-side door pocket police recovered a large ball of crack-cocaine sitting on top of $7000 cash. A handgun was recovered from the floor of the vehicle and a shotgun was recovered from the back seat.

VERDICT: HUNG JURY ALL COUNTS! After MISTRIAL declared, U.S. Government offered a plea deal. Client finally sentenced to TIME SERVED.
 
ULSTER COUNTY:
Charges: Felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance
Client was driving car with nobody else in it and was pulled over by Kingston Police. Police officer testified that he saw client lean over as if he was spitting something out of his mouth. Police officer immediately finds a wet tie-off of crack-cocaine and Felony weight crack-cocaine directly under driver's seat.

VERDICT: NOT GUILTY!
ALBANY COUNTY:
Charges: Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree
Client allegedly sold crack-cocaine to a female in exchange for cash. Police testified that as they were driving in their patrol car they passed an alley where they both witnessed client hand the drugs to the female and saw the female give him cash. The woman was immediately arrested and found to be in possession of crack-cocaine. The client was arrested and found to be in possession of cash. The female also testified that client sold her the crack.

VERDICT: NOT GUILTY!