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People v. Lashley

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK APPELLATE DIVISION : SECOND JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT


January 20, 2009

THE PEOPLE, ETC., RESPONDENT,
v.
SHARON LASHLEY, APPELLANT.

Appeal by the defendant from an order of the Supreme Court, Queens County (Braun, J.), dated April 19, 2006, which denied her motion for resentencing pursuant to the Drug Law Reform Act of 2004 (L 2004, ch 738) on her conviction of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, which sentence was originally imposed, upon her plea of guilty, on May 10, 2005.

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.

PETER B. SKELOS, J.P., HOWARD MILLER, WILLIAM E. McCARTHY & THOMAS A. DICKERSON, JJ.

(Ind. No. 10596/04)

DECISION & ORDER

ORDERED that the order is affirmed.

The defendant's contention that the resentencing provisions of the Drug Law Reform Act of 2004 (L 2004, ch 738, §§ 1-41) and the Drug Law Reform Act of 2005 (L 2005, ch 643, § 1) violate her right to equal protection of the laws (NY Const, art I, § 11; US Const 14th Amend) and the constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment (see NY Const, art I, § 5; US Const 8th Amend) is unpreserved for appellate review because those claims were not raised before the sentencing court on the motion for resentencing (see People v Duke, 40 AD3d 872), and we decline to reach them in the exercise of our interest of justice jurisdiction (cf. CPL 470.15[6][a]; People v Baumann & Sons Buses, Inc., 6 NY3d 404, 408; People v Felix, 58 NY2d 156, 161).

SKELOS, J.P., MILLER, McCARTHY and DICKERSON, JJ., concur.

20090120

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