SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK APPELLATE DIVISION SECOND JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT
February 23, 2010
THE PEOPLE, ETC., RESPONDENT,
BERNARD WILLIAMS, APPELLANT.
Appeal by the defendant from a judgment of the Supreme Court, Westchester County (Molea, J.), rendered December 20, 2007, convicting him of assault in the first degree, upon his plea of guilty, and imposing sentence.
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., FRED T. SANTUCCI, DANIEL D. ANGIOLILLO, L. PRISCILLA HALL and PLUMMER E. LOTT, JJ.
(Ind. No. 07-00072)
DECISION & ORDER
ORDERED that the judgment is affirmed.
The defendant's contention that the plea allocution was factually insufficient to establish the crime of assault in the first degree is not preserved for appellate review as the defendant failed to move either to withdraw his plea prior to sentencing or to vacate the judgment pursuant to CPL 440.10 (see CPL 470.05; People v Toxey, 86 NY2d 725; People v Elcine, 43 AD3d 1176; People v Swanton, 27 AD3d 591; People v Huchital, 22 AD3d 681). The narrow exception to the preservation rule, which arises when the defendant's plea recitation of the facts underlying the crime casts significant doubt on the defendant's guilt (see People v Lopez, 71 NY2d 662), is inapplicable in this case.
FISHER, J.P., SANTUCCI, ANGIOLILLO, HALL and LOTT, JJ., concur.
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