The following represents only a sample of past results, and past results
do not guarantee future outcomes.
Title IX/Sexaul Assault investigation
In State University of New York v. XX, our client, a Rochester native,
was informed of a sexual abuse allegation from a night earlier in the
school year at his college in New York City. Our client insisted the sex
was consensual. Our investigation showed prior sexting between the couple,
a night out together and other students that suggested there was no foul
play. We secured text messages supporting our version. We submitted a
lengthy list of questions to the accuser, consistent with the college's
Outcome: Our client was cleared of any wrongdoing and continues his studies today
Title IX/Sexual Assault investigation, Criminal Charge: Rape in the Third Degree
In State University of New York v. XX, our client came to us after being
suspended from college and arrested by the New York State Police for the
supposed rape of a female acquaintance. He had already taken part in a
hearing at the college and had been suspended for a year. In addition
he faced up to seven years in New York State Prison. The allegation was
that he had sexual intercourse with an acquaintance in her apartment without
her consent. We immediately launched our own investigation. We showed
that the complaining witness had serious inconsistencies in her statements.
We learned that she had admitted that the sex was consensual to some members
of the college. We brought our new evidence to the college and the district
attorney assigned to the case.
Outcome: Our client is back in school and the criminal charges have been
Assault in the Second Degree
Results - Charges Reduced
In people v. K.R. the defendant was an honorably discharged soldier charged
with beating her son with a drum stick. The defendant faced up to seven
years in jail.
Mr. King challenged whether the defendant had in fact injured the child.
He also showed proof of involvement by child protective services and an
action plan for the mother. The records were sealed, on a plea to the
violation of Harassment in the second degree and the defendant paid only
a $125 surcharge to New York State.
Results - Reduced to a Fine
In people v. R.B. the police charged a young man with leaving a prominent
area country club while intoxicated. They said that he nearly caused several
accidents and had been reported by 911 to the police in three different
towns in Monroe County. The police located the defendant as he pulled
into his parent's home. R.B was arrested for aggravated DWI, with
an alleged blood alcohol content of .37, four and a half times the legal
limit. He was facing up to a year in jail.
Mr. King was brought a 22 page motion challenging the officer's approach
of the defendant on private property and the validity of the tickets issued
by the police. The prosecutor feared potential dismissal, and offered
a fine, which R.B. gladly accepted.
Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree
Results - No Charges Filed
In People v. C.C., Mr. King was contacted after a young woman was approached
by an investigator from the Monroe County Sheriff's office on several
occasions. The investigator had threatened her future and freedom if she
did not confess to stealing over seventy thousand dollars in property
from a former employee. Mr. King conducted his own investigation and prevented
further communication with his client.
Harassment in the Second Degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
Results - Dismissed
People v. R.L. - The defendant was charged in North Dansville Town Court
for a physical altercation with his girlfriend if front of a young child,
as well as taking her car immediately following the incident. The defendant
faced up to two years in jail. After taking the case, Mr. King conducted
his own investigation along with the help of an experienced private investigator.
Eventually a recorded conversation and written statement by the complaining
female showed that she had in fact struck the defendant and he had fled
the scene to prevent further problems. The evidence was presented to the
prosecutor and the charges were dismissed.
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree
Results - Dismissed
In People v. M.A., defendant was charged for a B drug Felony after being
arrested in a car with more than ten bags of cocaine, heroin and ecstacy.
His case was indicted by a Monroe County grand jury, along with a co-defendant.
The charges against M.A. were dismissed by the County Court Judge following
Mr. King's motion and argument. The co-defendant is represented by
another prominent attorney and the case against him continues to be litigated
with significant prison time a possibility.
Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, class D Felony
Results - Reduced to Misdemeanor
Court - Rochester City Court
In People v. D.K., the defendant called Mr. King after being represented
by another lawyer for several months. The defendant had admitted to taking
money from another person's bank account using their card and password.
There was a large amount of money in question. Mr. King conducted a complete
investigation and proved that the defendant had legal authority to the
money, despite using the card illegally.
Rape in the First Degree, Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, Burglary
Results - Dismissed
Mr. King was contacted by a young man and his family following a police
interrogation of a nineteen year old rape suspect. The allegations included
oral and vaginal sex by physical forcible compulsion. The suspect had
admitted to taking a young woman to a seculeded location and having sexual
contact with her.
Defense – Mr. King immediately began his own investigation which
showed that the complaining witness had made false sexual abuse allegations
against two other young men in the past. Documents showing that the complaining
witness threatened men with false allegations of sexual abuse were also
recovered. Finally, the investigation showed that the complaining witness
was bi-polar and had attempted was under the influence of drugs when she
disclosed the sexual abuse. Mr. King notified the prosecutor of the evidence
and notified the district attorney that his client would exercise his
right to testify before the grand jury.
Results - Reduced to Ticket
In people v. F.L. a local engineer was charged with aggravated DWI after
allegedly striking a curb and disabling his vehicle. He was arrested a
short distance away and returned to the scene for identification by a
Mr. King challenged the ability of the police to make an arrest based on
an anonymous tip as well as the reliability of the identification of the
defendant by the civilian witness. He presented a 30 page motion including
relevant case law. Prior to the beginning of the hearing on the issues
Mr. King had presented, the judge convinced the prosecutor to offer a
plea to a traffic ticket, which the client was happy to accept.