People v. Thomas, 5607

CourtNew York Supreme Court Appellate Division
Citation158 A.D.3d 434,70 N.Y.S.3d 190
Decision Date01 February 2018
Parties The PEOPLE of the State of New York, Respondent, v. Victor THOMAS, Defendant–Appellant.
Docket Number5607,Ind. 2760/15

158 A.D.3d 434
70 N.Y.S.3d 190

The PEOPLE of the State of New York, Respondent,
v.
Victor THOMAS, Defendant–Appellant.

5607
Ind. 2760/15

Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, New York.

ENTERED: FEBRUARY 1, 2018


Robert S. Dean, Center for Appellate Litigation, New York (Jan Hoth of counsel), and White & Case, LLP, New York (Louis O'Neill of counsel), for appellant.

Darcel D. Clark, District Attorney, Bronx (Samuel L. Yellen of counsel), for respondent.

Sweeny, J.P., Manzanet–Daniels, Webber, Kahn, Moulton, JJ.

Judgment, Supreme Court, Bronx County (April A. Newbauer, J. at hearing; Michael A. Gross, J. at plea and sentencing), rendered August 24, 2016, as amended October 20, 2016, convicting defendant, upon his plea of guilty, of attempted assault in the first degree, and sentencing him, as a second felony offender, to a term of five years, unanimously affirmed.

Defendant made a valid general waiver of his right to appeal, which encompassed his suppression claims (see People v. Kemp, 94 N.Y.2d 831, 703 N.Y.S.2d 59, 724 N.E.2d 754 [1999] ). The court's on-the-record explanation of the appeal waiver "was sufficient because the right to appeal was adequately described without lumping it into the panoply of rights normally forfeited upon a guilty plea" ( People v. Sanders, 25 N.Y.3d 337, 341, 34 N.E.3d 344 [2015] ; see also People v. Bryant, 28 N.Y.3d 1094, 68 N.E.3d 60 [2016] ). The written waiver properly supplemented the court's oral explanation, and did not contain any language this Court has previously found to be unenforceable, or that would otherwise require the invalidation of the waiver. There was no language that "discourages defendants from filing notices of appeal even when they have claims that cannot be waived, such as one concerning the lawfulness of the waiver or the plea agreement itself" ( People v. Santiago, 119 A.D.3d 484, 485–486, 990 N.Y.S.2d 494 [1st Dept. 2014], lv denied 24 N.Y.3d 964, 996 N.Y.S.2d 223, 20 N.E.3d 1003 [2014] ). On the contrary, unlike the form used in People v. Powell, 140 A.D.3d 401, 30 N.Y.S.3d 873 [1st Dept. 2016], lv denied 28 N.Y.3d 1074, 47 N.Y.S.3d 233, 69 N.E.3d 1029 [2016] ), the...

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  • People v. Thomas, No. 87, No. 88, No. 89
    • United States
    • New York Court of Appeals
    • 26 Noviembre 2019
    ...the Court agreed with the suppression court that defendant's statement was spontaneous and not the product of interrogation ( 158 A.D.3d 434, 70 N.Y.S.3d 190 [1st Dept. 2018] ). A Judge of this Court granted defendant leave to appeal ( 31 N.Y.3d 1088, 79 N.Y.S.3d 110, 103 N.E.3d 1257 [2018]......
  • People v. Wah, 8503
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • 23 Abril 2019
    ...A.D.3d 425, 79 N.Y.S.3d 122 [1st Dept. 2018], lv dismissed 32 N.Y.3d 1169, 97 N.Y.S.3d 628, 121 N.E.3d 255 [2018] ; People v. Marcucci , 158 A.D.3d 434, 67 N.Y.S.3d 818 [1st Dept. 2018], lv dismissed 31 N.Y.3d 1015, 78 N.Y.S.3d 285, 102 N.E.3d 1066 [2018] ; People v. Valentin , 154 A.D.3d 4......
  • People v. Breckenridge, 6347
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • 7 Junio 2018
    ...the Velez error was not harmless, suggesting that under certain facts any Velez error may be deemed harmless (see People v. Marcucci , 158 A.D.3d 434, 67 N.Y.S.3d 818 [1st Dept. 2018] ; People v. Valentin , 154 A.D.3d 474, 475, 61 N.Y.S.3d 479 [1st Dept. 2017] ; People v. Flores , 145 A.D.3......
  • People v. Herrera, Appeal No. 12929
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • 23 Febrero 2021
    ...1072, 88 N.Y.S.3d 412, 113 N.E.3d 468 [2018], lv denied 32 N.Y.3d 1169, 97 N.Y.S.3d 628, 121 N.E.3d 255 [2019] ; People v. Marcucci, 158 A.D.3d 434, 67 N.Y.S.3d 818 [1st Dept. 2018], lv dismissed 31 N.Y.3d 1015, 78 N.Y.S.3d 285, 102 N.E.3d 1066 [2018] ; People v. Daniels, 174 A.D.3d 955, 10......
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  • People v. Thomas, No. 87, No. 88, No. 89
    • United States
    • New York Court of Appeals
    • 26 Noviembre 2019
    ...the Court agreed with the suppression court that defendant's statement was spontaneous and not the product of interrogation ( 158 A.D.3d 434, 70 N.Y.S.3d 190 [1st Dept. 2018] ). A Judge of this Court granted defendant leave to appeal ( 31 N.Y.3d 1088, 79 N.Y.S.3d 110, 103 N.E.3d 1257 [2018]......
  • People v. Wah, 8503
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • 23 Abril 2019
    ...A.D.3d 425, 79 N.Y.S.3d 122 [1st Dept. 2018], lv dismissed 32 N.Y.3d 1169, 97 N.Y.S.3d 628, 121 N.E.3d 255 [2018] ; People v. Marcucci , 158 A.D.3d 434, 67 N.Y.S.3d 818 [1st Dept. 2018], lv dismissed 31 N.Y.3d 1015, 78 N.Y.S.3d 285, 102 N.E.3d 1066 [2018] ; People v. Valentin , 154 A.D.3d 4......
  • People v. Breckenridge, 6347
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • 7 Junio 2018
    ...the Velez error was not harmless, suggesting that under certain facts any Velez error may be deemed harmless (see People v. Marcucci , 158 A.D.3d 434, 67 N.Y.S.3d 818 [1st Dept. 2018] ; People v. Valentin , 154 A.D.3d 474, 475, 61 N.Y.S.3d 479 [1st Dept. 2017] ; People v. Flores , 145 A.D.3......
  • People v. Herrera, Appeal No. 12929
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • 23 Febrero 2021
    ...1072, 88 N.Y.S.3d 412, 113 N.E.3d 468 [2018], lv denied 32 N.Y.3d 1169, 97 N.Y.S.3d 628, 121 N.E.3d 255 [2019] ; People v. Marcucci, 158 A.D.3d 434, 67 N.Y.S.3d 818 [1st Dept. 2018], lv dismissed 31 N.Y.3d 1015, 78 N.Y.S.3d 285, 102 N.E.3d 1066 [2018] ; People v. Daniels, 174 A.D.3d 955, 10......
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