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People v. Giraldo

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


February 17, 2009

THE PEOPLE, ETC., RESPONDENT,
v.
JOHN GIRALDO, APPELLANT.

Appeal by the defendant from a judgment of the County Court, Suffolk County (Hudson, J.), rendered February 9, 2007, convicting him of criminal sexual act in the first degree, attempted rape in the first degree (three counts), aggravated sexual abuse in the second degree, unlawful imprisonment in the first degree (three counts), assault in the second degree (three counts), and sexual abuse in the first degree (three counts), upon his plea of guilty, and imposing sentence.

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.

STEVEN W. FISHER, J.P., JOSEPH COVELLO, RUTH C. BALKIN and ARIEL E. BELEN, JJ.

(Ind. No. 2444/05)

DECISION & ORDER

ORDERED that the judgment is affirmed.

The defendant was sentenced, upon his plea of guilty, inter alia, to consecutive determinate prison terms aggregating to 30 years plus five years of postrelease supervision. He now contends that as a result of the application of Penal Law § 70.30(1)(e)(vii), his plea was not knowing, voluntary, and intelligent. This contention is without merit, because Penal Law § 70.30(1)(e)(vii) does not apply, as the consecutive terms of imprisonment imposed are all determinate terms. Thus, the defendant's sentence is precisely as pronounced by the court, unaffected by the statute to which he alludes. Moreover, the defendant's additional claim that he was deprived of the effective assistance of counsel in connection with the plea is without merit (see People v Baldi, 54 NY2d 137, 140).

FISHER, J.P., COVELLO, BALKIN and BELEN, JJ., concur.

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