SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK APPELLATE DIVISION SECOND JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT
September 15, 2009
PEOPLE OF STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
MICHAEL J. ATKINSON, APPELLANT.
Appeal by the defendant from an order of the County Court, Suffolk County (Hudson, J.), dated August 25, 2008, which, after a hearing, designated him a level three sex offender pursuant to Correction Law article 6-C.
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., ANITA R. FLORIO, JOSEPH COVELLO & THOMAS A. DICKERSON, JJ.
DECISION & ORDER
ORDERED that the order is affirmed, without costs or disbursements.
There was clear and convincing evidence to support the County Court's determination to designate the defendant a level three sex offender (see People v Fisher, 36 AD3d 880; People v Inghilleri, 21 AD3d 404; People v Guaman, 8 AD3d 545). There is no merit to the defendant's contention that he was entitled to a downward departure from this risk level (see People v Abdullah, 31 AD3d 515; People v Ventura, 24 AD3d 527; People v Dexter, 21 AD3d 403).
FISHER, J.P., FLORIO, COVELLO and DICKERSON, JJ., concur.
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