People v. Diabate

People v Diabate (2017 NY Slip Op 07683) People v Diabate 2017 NY Slip Op 07683 Decided on November 2, 2017 Appellate Division, First Department Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431. This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports. Decided on November 2, 2017 Tom, J.P., Renwick, Mazzarelli, Oing, Singh, JJ. 4879 5090/14 [*1]The People of the State of New York, Respondent, vMady Diabate, Defendant-Appellant. Seymour W. James, Jr., The Legal Aid Society, New York (Heidi Bota of counsel), for appellant. Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., District Attorney, New York (Patricia Curran of counsel), for respondent. Judgment, Supreme Court, New York County (Michael J. Obus, J.), rendered February 19, 2015, convicting defendant, upon his plea of guilty, of grand larceny in the fourth degree, and sentencing him to a term of 90 days, concurrent with four years' probation, unanimously affirmed. Defendant, who contends that his plea was involuntary because the court never advised him that he could be deported as a result of his plea (see People v Peque, 22 NY3d 168 [2013], cert denied 574 US __, 135 S Ct 90 [2014]), has not established that the exception to the preservation requirement set forth in Peque (id. at 182-183) should apply. The record demonstrates that defendant knew of his potential deportation, by virtue of the notice of immigration consequences served upon him, and the fact that his counsel had "fully discussed" the "immigration aspect" of the case and "gone over all the relevant questions." Review of defendant's unpreserved claim in the interest of justice is unwarranted, because the circumstances of the plea render it highly unlikely that defendant could make the requisite showing of prejudice under Peque (id. at 198-201) if granted a hearing. Defendant made a valid waiver of his right to appeal (see People v Bryant, 28 NY3d 1094 [2016]), which forecloses review of his excessive sentence claim. Regardless of whether defendant validly waived his right to appeal, we perceive no basis for reducing the sentence. THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT. ENTERED: NOVEMBER 2, 2017 CLERK 4879 5090/14 Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York nyappdiv N.Y. App. Div. People v. Diabate 2 November 2017 2017 NY Slip Op 07683 Published 7c06a2d8a77297faeae2b037ebfed7381391c8b8

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