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People v. Appleby

NEW YORK SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FOURTH DEPARTMENT


March 19, 2010

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
v.
SHAWN APPLEBY, APPELLANT.

Appeal from a resentence of the Ontario County Court (Craig J. Doran, J.), rendered August 19, 2008. Defendant was resentenced upon his conviction of assault in the second degree.

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

As corrected through Wednesday, April 28, 2010

It is hereby ordered that the resentence so appealed from is unanimously reversed on the law, the original sentence is reinstated and the matter is remitted to Ontario County Court for proceedings pursuant to CPL 470.45.

Memorandum

Defendant appeals from a resentence pursuant to which, following a hearing, County Court sentenced him to a five-year period of postrelease supervision (PRS). Defendant had completed serving the determinate term of incarceration originally imposed by the court prior to the date on which the Department of Correctional Services (DOCS) sought a hearing on the issue of defendant's resentencing to a period of PRS. We reverse. "[T]he Double Jeopardy Clause [of the US Constitution Fifth Amendment] prohibits a court from resentencing [a] defendant to the mandatory term of PRS after the defendant has served [his or her] determinate term of imprisonment and has been released from confinement by DOCS" (People v Williams, --- NY3d ---, ---, 2010 NY Slip Op 01527, *11 [2010]). We thus conclude that the court erred in resentencing defendant (see id.).

Present---Smith, J.P., Fahey, Carni and Green, JJ.

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