NEW YORK SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT
January 6, 2009
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
WILLIAM BILLUPS, ALSO KNOWN AS MUHAMMAD HAQQ, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.
Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Arlene R. Silverman, J.), entered on or about August 15, 2007, which adjudicated defendant a level two sex offender pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act (Correction Law art 6-C), unanimously affirmed, without costs.
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Saxe, J.P., Nardelli, Buckley, Moskowitz, Renwick, JJ.
Defendant, who was assessed 20 points more than the threshold for a level three adjudication, received a downward departure to level two, and the court properly exercised its discretion in declining to grant a further departure to level one (see People v Guaman, 8 AD3d 545 ). The departure to level two sufficiently addressed the mitigating factors cited by defendant.
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.
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