State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Judicial Department
April 21, 2011
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
LARRY A. FULLER, APPELLANT.
Appeal from a judgment of the County Court of Warren County (Hall Jr., J.), rendered December 22, 2009, which resentenced defendant following his conviction of the crime of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Calendar Date: February 28, 2011
Before: Spain, J.P., Rose, Kavanagh, Stein and Egan Jr., JJ.
In 2004, defendant pleaded guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree and was sentenced to 7 to 14 years in prison. Thereafter, following passage of the Drug Law Reform Act of 2009 (see L 2009, ch 56), defendant applied to County Court for resentencing pursuant to CPL 440.46. The court, in turn, offered to resentence defendant to 10 years in prison and three years of postrelease supervision, which he accepted. He was resentenced accordingly. Defendant now appeals.
Defendant's sole argument is that the resentence is harsh and excessive. Based upon our review of the record, we disagree.
The offense is a class B felony, and defendant is a second felony drug offender with a prior nonviolent felony conviction (see Penal Law § 70.45  [d]; § 70.70  [b] [i]). Moreover, defendant has an unimpressive prison disciplinary record and, although he completed certain programs, he was removed from others for disciplinary reasons. County Court properly considered this information in connection with the resentencing application (see CPL 440.46 ). In view of the foregoing, as well as the serious nature of defendant's underlying crime and his extensive criminal record starting from a very young age, we find no abuse of discretion or any extraordinary circumstances warranting a reduction of the resentence in the interest of justice (see People v Lerario, 50 AD3d 1396, 1396-1397 , lv denied 10 NY3d 961 ).
Spain, J.P., Rose, Kavanagh, Stein and Egan Jr., JJ., concur.
ORDERED that the judgment is affirmed.
Robert D. Mayberger Clerk of the Court
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