State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Judicial Department
June 11, 2009
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
GREGORY J. YONTZ, APPELLANT.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Calendar Date: May 13, 2009
Before: Cardona, P.J., Spain, Lahtinen, Malone Jr. and McCarthy, JJ.
Appeal from a judgment of the County Court of Chemung County (Buckley, J.), rendered September 10, 2007, convicting defendant upon his plea of guilty of the crime of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second degree.
Defendant pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second degree and waived his right to appeal. County Court thereafter sentenced him in accordance with the plea agreement to six years in prison and five years of postrelease supervision. Defendant now appeals.
Appellate counsel for defendant asks that he be relieved of his assignment on the ground that there are no non-frivolous issues to be argued on appeal. Having reviewed counsel's brief, defendant's pro se letter and the record, we agree. As such, the judgment is affirmed and counsel's application for leave to withdraw is granted (see People v Cruwys, 113 AD2d 979 , lv denied 67 NY2d 650 ; see generally People v Stokes, 95 NY2d 633 ).
Cardona, P.J., Spain, Lahtinen, Malone Jr. and McCarthy, JJ., concur.
ORDERED that the judgment is affirmed, and application to be relieved of assignment granted.
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