SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department
April 29, 2011
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK,
CALVIN D. HOBBY,
Appeal from a judgment of the Supreme Court, Monroe County (John J. Ark, J.), rendered January 31, 2008.
Appellate Division, Fourth Department
Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.
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Decided on April 29, 2011
PRESENT: SMITH, J.P., PERADOTTO, CARNI, SCONIERS, AND GREEN, JJ.
The judgment convicted defendant, upon his plea of guilty, of attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.
It is hereby ORDERED that the judgment so appealed from is unanimously affirmed.
Defendant appeals from a judgment convicting him upon his plea of guilty of attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree (Penal Law §§ 110.00, 265.03 ). We reject defendant's contention that his plea was coerced by the threat of federal prosecution and thus that Supreme Court abused its discretion in denying his motion to withdraw his plea on that ground (see People v Mason, 56 AD3d 1201, 1202, lv denied 11 NY3d 927). Defendant admitted during the plea allocution that he committed the offense and "did not claim either that he was innocent or that he had been coerced" into pleading guilty (People v Sparcino, 78 AD3d 1508, 1509, lv denied 16 NY3d 746). The fact that the possibility of a federal prosecution may have influenced defendant's decision to plead guilty is insufficient to establish that the plea was coerced (see generally People v McDonnell, 302 AD2d 619, lv denied 100 NY2d 540).
Entered: April 29, 2011
Patricia L. Morgan Clerk of the Court
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