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People v. Mason

NEW YORK SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FOURTH DEPARTMENT


February 11, 2010

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
v.
JAMAL D. MASON, APPELLANT.

Appeal from a judgment of the Monroe County Court (John J. Connell, J.), rendered April 29, 2005. The judgment convicted defendant, upon his plea of guilty, of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree (four counts), criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree (10 counts), reckless endangerment in the first degree and unlawful wearing of a body vest.

Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.

As corrected through Wednesday, March 31, 2010

It is hereby ordered that the judgment so appealed from is unanimously affirmed.

Memorandum

Defendant appeals from a judgment convicting him upon his plea of guilty of, inter alia, four counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree (Penal Law § 265.03 [former (2)]). In previously affirming the judgments of conviction of four of the co-defendants, we rejected their contentions that County Court erred in determining that the police had probable cause to search the van in which defendant and those co-defendants were passengers (see People v Young, 57 AD3d 1431 [2008], lv denied 12 NY3d 789 [2009]; People v Majors, 55 AD3d 1288 [2008], lv denied 11 NY3d 898 [2008]; People v Hunt, 52 AD3d 1312 [2008], lv denied 11 NY3d 737 [2008]; People v Jackson, 52 AD3d 1318 [2008], lv denied 11 NY3d 737 [2008]). We likewise reject that same contention of defendant raised herein. We also rejected the contention of three of the co-defendants that the police had probable cause to stop the van (see Young, 57 AD3d 1431 [2008]; Majors, 55 AD3d 1288 [2008]; Hunt, 52 AD3d 1312 [2008]), and we similarly reject that contention of defendant raised herein. Contrary to defendant's further contention, the sentence is not unduly harsh or severe. We agree with defendant, however, that the certificate of conviction incorrectly reflects that defendant was sentenced as a second felony offender, and it must therefore be amended to reflect that he was sentenced as a violent felony offender (see People v Wynn, 55 AD3d 1378, 1379 [2008], lv denied 11 NY3d 901 [2008]).

Present: Centra, J.P., Peradotto, Lindley, Pine and Gorski, JJ.

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