Jurors found former Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio not guilty of attempted criminal purchase or disposal of a weapon Friday afternoon. The verdict came after two days of deliberations. The trial took place in Syracuse after Astacio's attorney asked for a change of venue in the case.

Jurors found former Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio not guilty of attempted criminal purchase or disposal of a weapon Friday afternoon.

The verdict came after two days of deliberations. The trial took place in Syracuse after Astacio's attorney asked for a change of venue in the case.

The prosecution argued it’s a simple charge, complicated by the fact that Astacio was on probation in her DWI case, when she went into a Dick's Sporting Goods store in Henrietta last April and told the clerk she wanted to buy a shotgun.

Astacio's attorney argued it was a case of government overreaching what the law calls for. He said the terms of probation didn't spell out that Astacio couldn't buy a shotgun. He said there is no proof that she knew a shotgun would be a violation of her probation.

The State Judicial Conduct commission decided that she should be removed from a judge for her actions on the bench and for violating her probation in the DWI case. New York's highest court rejected an appeal by Astacio, and, as a result, she was removed as Rochester City Court judge.

The verdict means Astacio can keep her license to practice law.

Astacio filed a petition to run, and hopes to be elected to Rochester City Council.