People v. May

Decision Date27 April 2016
Docket Number2014-07610, Ind. No. 13-01515.
Citation2016 N.Y. Slip Op. 03197,30 N.Y.S.3d 327,138 A.D.3d 1146
PartiesThe PEOPLE, etc., respondent, v. Antoine MAY, appellant.
CourtNew York Supreme Court — Appellate Division

John P. Savoca, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., for appellant.

James A. McCarty, Acting District Attorney, White Plains, N.Y. (Jennifer Spencer and Steven A. Bender of counsel), for respondent.

WILLIAM F. MASTRO, J.P., MARK C. DILLON, SYLVIA O. HINDS–RADIX, and JOSEPH J. MALTESE, JJ.

Appeal by the defendant from a judgment of the Supreme Court, Westchester County (Cacace, J.), rendered May 27, 2014, convicting him of attempted course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree, upon his plea of guilty, and imposing sentence. The appeal brings up for review an order of protection issued at the time of sentencing.

ORDERED that the judgment is affirmed.

The defendant contends that his plea of guilty was not knowing, voluntary, or intelligent because the Supreme Court failed to advise him of all of his constitutional rights under Boykin v. Alabama (395 U.S. 238, 89 S.Ct. 1709, 23 L.Ed.2d 274 ), and because there was no indication in the record that he consulted with his attorney about the consequences of the plea. While the defendant validly waived his right to appeal (see People v. Sanders, 25 N.Y.3d 337, 12 N.Y.S.3d 593, 34 N.E.3d 344 ; People v. Lopez, 6 N.Y.3d 248, 256, 811 N.Y.S.2d 623, 844 N.E.2d 1145 ), his contentions concerning the voluntariness of his plea of guilty survive his appeal waiver (see People v. Seaberg, 74 N.Y.2d 1, 10, 543 N.Y.S.2d 968, 541 N.E.2d 1022 ; People v. Murphy, 114 A.D.3d 704, 705, 979 N.Y.S.2d 829 ; People v. Joseph, 103 A.D.3d 665, 959 N.Y.S.2d 261 ). However, this issue is unpreserved for appellate review, since the defendant failed to move to vacate his plea prior to the imposition of sentence or otherwise raise the issue in the Supreme Court (see People v. Sirico, 135 A.D.3d 19, 22, 18 N.Y.S.3d 430 ; People v. Isaiah S., 130 A.D.3d 1081, 1081–1082, 13 N.Y.S.3d 840 ; People v. Bennett, 122 A.D.3d 871, 872, 996 N.Y.S.2d 369 ). In any event, the defendant's contentions are belied by the record. The record reveals that the court advised the defendant of his Boykin rights and other constitutional rights he was forfeiting by pleading guilty (see People v. Sirico, 135 A.D.3d at 22, 18 N.Y.S.3d 430 ; People v. Isaiah S., 130 A.D.3d at 1082, 13 N.Y.S.3d 840 ; People v. Jackson, 114 A.D.3d 807, 807–808, 979 N.Y.S.2d 704 ). Furthermore, the defendant acknowledged that he had sufficient time to discuss this matter with his attorney, and the defendant's attorney acknowledged that he had discussed certain potential consequences of the plea of guilty with the defendant. We find that the record as a whole affirmatively demonstrates that the defendant entered his plea of guilty knowingly and voluntarily (see People v. Conceicao, 26 N.Y.3d 375, 382–383, 23 N.Y.S.3d 124, 44 N.E.3d 199 ; People v. Harris, 61 N.Y.2d 9, 19–20, 471 N.Y.S.2d 61, 459 N.E.2d 170 ).

The defendant's valid waiver of his right to appeal precludes appellate review of his contention that the sentence imposed was excessive (see People v. Seaberg, 74 N.Y.2d at 9, 543 N.Y.S.2d 968, 541 N.E.2d 1022 ).

The defendant's contentions concerning so much of an order of protection issued at the time of sentencing as was in favor of his biological children survive his appeal waiver (see People v. Kumar, 127 A.D.3d 882, 883, 4 N.Y.S.3d 900 ; People v. Sabo, 117 A.D.3d 1089, 986 N.Y.S.2d 232 ; People v. Lilley, 81 A.D.3d 1448, 917 N.Y.S.2d 494 ). However, the defendant failed to preserve for appellate review his contention that the Supreme Court should not have issued so much of the order of protection as was in favor of his biological children because he failed to object to the order of protection at sentencing or...

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