SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department
November 13, 2009
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK,
Appeal from a judgment of the Onondaga County Court (Joseph E. Fahey, J.), rendered February 9, 2006.
PRESENT: SCUDDER, P.J., SMITH, CARNI, PINE, AND GORSKI, JJ.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
The judgment convicted defendant, upon a jury verdict, of attempted aggravated assault upon a police officer or a peace officer, burglary in the third degree and criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree. It is hereby ORDERED that the judgment so appealed from is unanimously affirmed.
Memorandum: Defendant appeals from a judgment convicting him upon a jury verdict of, inter alia, attempted aggravated assault upon a police officer or a peace officer (Penal Law §§ 110.00, 120.11). Defendant failed to preserve for our review his contention that the conviction of that crime is not supported by legally sufficient evidence inasmuch as "his motion for a trial order of dismissal with respect to that [crime] 'was not specifically directed at the ground[s] advanced on appeal' " (People v Townsley, 50 AD3d 1610, 1611, lv denied 11 NY3d 742; see People v Gray, 86 NY2d 10, 19). Furthermore, viewing the evidence in light of the elements of the crime as charged to the jury (see People v Danielson, 9 NY3d 342, 349), we conclude that the verdict with respect to that crime is not against the weight of the evidence (see generally People v Bleakley, 69 NY2d 490, 495).
Finally, the sentence is not unduly harsh or severe.
Patricia L. Morgan Clerk of the Court
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