NEW YORK SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FOURTH DEPARTMENT
February 11, 2010
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
ALJUAN GREEN, APPELLANT.
Appeal from a judgment of the Wayne County Court (John B. Nesbitt, J.), rendered September 9, 2008. The judgment convicted defendant, upon his plea of guilty, of assault in the second degree.
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As corrected through Wednesday, March 31, 2010
It is hereby ordered that the judgment so appealed from is unanimously affirmed.
On appeal from a judgment convicting him upon his plea of guilty of assault in the second degree (Penal Law § 120.05 ), defendant contends that County Court erred in refusing to suppress the identification testimony of the victim. We reject that contention. At the hearing conducted pursuant to People v Rodriguez (79 NY2d 445 ), the People established that the victim had sufficient familiarity with defendant that his identification of defendant from a single photograph was merely confirmatory (see People v Jacobs, 65 AD3d 594, 595 , lv denied 13 NY3d 836 ; People v Lathrop, 242 AD2d 876 , lv denied 91 NY2d 894 ). Defendant failed to preserve for our review his further contention that the court erred in accepting his plea after he expressed dissatisfaction with defense counsel and misgivings with respect to the plea, and "this case does not qualify for the narrow, rare exception to the requirement that the claim of an invalid guilty plea must be appropriately preserved" (People v Clarke, 93 NY2d 904, 906 ).
Present---Smith, J.P., Peradotto, Lindley, Green and Gorski, JJ.
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