People v. Johnson

Decision Date26 November 2001
PartiesTHE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, Respondent,<BR>v.<BR>LUPERT JOHNSON, Appellant.
CourtNew York Supreme Court — Appellate Division

Ritter, J. P., Goldstein, Friedmann, Feuerstein and Crane, JJ., concur.

Ordered that the judgment is affirmed.

It is well settled that a motion to withdraw a plea of guilty is addressed to the sound discretion of the County Court (see, CPL 220.60 [3]). Here, the County Court providently exercised its discretion in denying, after a hearing, the defendant's motion to withdraw his plea. The plea minutes show that the defendant knowingly, voluntarily, and intelligently entered his plea of guilty (see, People v Harris, 61 NY2d 9), and no evidence was adduced at the hearing to substantiate the defendant's claims of ineffective assistance of counsel and coercion (see, People v Negron, 222 AD2d 327, 328). In addition, there is nothing in the record which would warrant disturbing the County Court's determination as to the credibility of the witnesses at the hearing (see, People v Granton, 236 AD2d 624).

Since the defendant received a sentence which was within the parameters of the sentence he was promised by the County Court as part of his plea agreement, he has no basis to now complain that his sentence was excessive (see, People v Kazepis, 101 AD2d 816).

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