NEW YORK SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT
May 6, 2010
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
ALEXIS ORTA, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.
Appeal from order, Supreme Court, Bronx County (John P. Collins, J.), entered December 2, 2009, which denied, on the ground of ineligibility, defendant's CPL 440.46 motion to be resentenced, unanimously dismissed as moot.
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Andrias, J.P., Saxe, Catterson, Freedman, Abdus-Salaam, JJ.
Defendant contends that the motion court erred in concluding that, as a reincarcerated parole violator, defendant was ineligible for resentencing to a determinate sentence. Were we to accept that argument, the proper corrective action would be a remand to the motion court for a discretionary determination of the motion. However, during the pendency of this appeal, defendant has again been released on parole. Since he is not in custody, he is not presently eligible for resentencing (CPL 440.46). Therefore, this appeal is moot, and we do not find applicable the exception to the mootness doctrine set forth in Matter of Hearst Corp. v Clyne (50 NY2d 707, 714-715 ).
M-1278 - People v Orta
Motion seeking leave to file amicus curiae brief granted.
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.
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