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People v. Rhodes

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


March 3, 2009

THE PEOPLE, ETC., RESPONDENT,
v.
ERIC RHODES, APPELLANT.

Appeal by the defendant from a judgment of the Supreme Court, Queens County (Cooperman, J.), rendered September 11, 2007, convicting him of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree (two counts) and unlawful possession of marijuana, after a non-jury trial, and imposing sentence. The appeal brings up for review the denial, after a hearing (Aloise, J.), of the defendant's motion to suppress physical evidence.

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.

REINALDO E. RIVERA, J.P., STEVEN W. FISHER, JOHN M. LEVENTHAL and CHERYL E. CHAMBERS, JJ.

(Ind. No. 1950/05)

DECISION & ORDER

ORDERED that the judgment is affirmed.

Contrary to the defendant's contention, the court did not improvidently exercise its discretion in denying his motion, made during trial, to reopen the pretrial suppression hearing inasmuch as the defendant failed to show that he had discovered additional pertinent facts which he could not have discovered with reasonable diligence before the determination of the motion and which would have materially affected that determination (see CPL 710.40[4]; People v Clark, 88 NY2d 552, 555; People v Fuentes, 53 NY2d 892; cf. People v Velez, 39 AD3d 38).

The defendant's remaining contentions are without merit.

RIVERA, J.P., FISHER, LEVENTHAL and CHAMBERS, JJ., concur.

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