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People v. Hogue

NEW YORK SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT


May 5, 2009

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
v.
WILLIAM HOGUE, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Charles H. Solomon J.), entered on or about February 27, 2007, which denied defendant's CPL 440.10 motion to vacate a judgment, same court and Justice, rendered on or about January 25, 2000, and denied his CPL 440.20 motion to set aside his sentence, unanimously modified, on the law, to the extent of vacating defendant's sentence and remanding for resentencing, and otherwise affirmed.

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.

Friedman, J.P., Sweeny, McGuire, Renwick, Freedman, JJ.

6437/99

Although defendant's conviction required the imposition of a term of post-release supervision (PRS), the court did not mention PRS during the plea allocution (see People v Catu, 4 NY3d 242 [2005]), and failed to impose any term of PRS at sentencing, either orally or otherwise (see People v Sparber, 10 NY3d 457 [2008]). However, defendant did not raise any issue relating to PRS on his direct appeal to this Court. Defendant was not entitled to raise, by way of a CPL 440.10 motion, a claim that the lack of a warning that his sentence would include PRS rendered the plea involuntary under Catu, because "the omission at issue is clear from the face of the record" (People v Louree, 8 NY3d 541, 546 [2007]; see also People v Cooks, 67 NY2d 100 [1986]; CPL 440.10[2][c]). People v Hill (9 NY3d 189 [2007], cert denied 553 US __, 128 S Ct 2430 [2008]) is not to the contrary, as the issue there was raised on direct appeal. There was no impediment to defendant raising this issue on his direct appeal, and to the extent he contends the attorney who represented him on that appeal rendered ineffective assistance, that claim would require a coram nobis motion addressed to this Court (see People v Cuadrado, 37 AD3d 218, 223 [2007], affd 9 NY3d 362 [2007]).

Nevertheless, defendant's sentence is presently unlawful because it does not include a period of PRS.

The Decision and Order of this Court entered herein on December 23, 2008 is hereby recalled and vacated (see M-225 decided simultaneously herewith).

THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.

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