19-year-old Trevor Duffy passed away in November 2014 while pledging an unsanctioned fraternity comprised of University at Albany students. Duffy was found unresponsive at an off-campus residence after consuming a large amount of alcohol. Seven students were arrested, all charged in connection with his death. DerOhannesian & DerOhannesian represented one of seven men charged, arguing that the client held no responsibility in the events leading to Duffy’s death and he was unconscious during a portion of the evening in question. The client was acquitted of the hazing charge against him and expressed his sadness over the tragic events that lead to the death of his friend.