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People v. Velazquez

NEW YORK SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT


May 6, 2010

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
v.
JOSE VELAZQUEZ, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

Judgment, Supreme Court, New York County (Daniel P. FitzGerald, J. at motions; Ruth Pickholz, J. at suppression hearing; Renee A. White, J. at plea and sentence), rendered August 21, 2007, convicting defendant of attempted burglary in the second degree, and sentencing him, as a persistent violent felony offender, to a term of 12 years, unanimously affirmed.The motion court's summary denial of the portion of defendant's initial suppression motion that sought to suppress a backpack was proper, since defendant did not address the People's claim that he had abandoned the backpack, and did not advance any theory on which suppression could be granted (see People v Kolon, 37 AD3d 340 [2007], lv denied 81 NY3d 947 [2007]; People v Arroya, 268 AD2d 287 [2000], lv denied 95 NY2d 832 [2000]). Although, in a renewal motion (denominated a supplemental motion), defendant alleged he discarded the bag as the result of unlawful police conduct, the motion court properly exercised its discretion in denying that motion, since defendant did not establish any reason for omitting the new allegations from his original motion (see People v Ruth, 260 AD2d 296 [1999], lv denied 93 NY2d 929 [1999]; Foley v Roche, 68 AD2d 558, 568 [1979]; CPL 710.40[4]). In any event, defendant received a hearing on other evidence obtained in the same incident. He had a full opportunity to litigate all aspects of the police conduct, and an additional hearing would serve no useful purpose.

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.

Mazzarelli, J.P., Sweeny, Freedman, Richter, Manzanet-Daniels, JJ.

2034/06

THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.

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