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The People of the State of v. George A. Thomas Sr

State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Judicial Department


March 10, 2011

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
v.
GEORGE A. THOMAS SR., APPELLANT.

Appeal from a judgment of the County Court of Montgomery County (Catena, J.), rendered May 10, 2010, convicting defendant upon his plea of guilty of the crime of burglary in the second degree.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Robert D. Mayberger Clerk of the Court

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

Calendar Date: February 2, 2011

Before: Spain, J.P., Rose, Kavanagh and Egan Jr., JJ.

Defendant waived indictment and was charged in a superior court information with burglary in the second degree. He pleaded guilty to that charge, executed a waiver of the right to appeal and was to be sentenced, under the terms of the plea agreement, to 12 years in prison to be followed by five years of postrelease supervision. At the time of entering the plea, defendant was advised of the maximum term of imprisonment that could be imposed. In addition, he signed a Parker admonishment acknowledging, among other things, that he could be sentenced to a greater term of imprisonment than that included in the plea agreement if, before sentencing, he was arrested for committing a crime. Prior to sentencing, defendant was arrested for, among other things, committing the crime of burglary in the second degree. In light of this, County Court declined to adhere to the plea agreement and sentenced defendant as a second felony offender to 15 years in prison, to be followed by five years of postrelease supervision. Defendant appeals.

Appellate counsel seeks to be relieved of her assignment of representing defendant on the ground that there are no non-frivolous issues to be raised on appeal. Based upon our review of the record, counsel's brief and defendant's pro se submission, we agree. Therefore, the judgment is affirmed and counsel's application for leave to withdraw is granted (see People v Cruwys, 113 AD2d 979 [1985], lv denied 67 NY2d 650 [1986]; see generally People v Stokes, 95 NY2d 633 [2001]).

Spain, J.P., Rose, Kavanagh and Egan Jr., JJ., concur.

ORDERED that the judgment is affirmed, and application to be relieved of assignment granted.

ENTER:

20110310

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