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The People of the State of New York v. Jermaine Harrison

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department


April 29, 2011

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK,
RESPONDENT,
v.
JERMAINE HARRISON,
DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

Appeal from a judgment of the Ontario County Court (William F. Kocher, J.), rendered May 13, 2009.

People v Harrison

Appellate Division, Fourth Department

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.

Decided on April 29, 2011

PRESENT: SCUDDER, P.J., CENTRA, CARNI, SCONIERS, AND GREEN, JJ.

The judgment convicted defendant, upon his plea of guilty, of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree.

It is hereby ORDERED that the judgment so appealed from is unanimously modified on the law by reducing the period of postrelease supervision imposed on each count to a period of two years and as modified the judgment is affirmed.

Memorandum: Defendant appeals from a judgment convicting him upon his plea of guilty of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (Penal Law § 220.16 [1]) and criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree (§ 220.39 [1]). As the People correctly concede, County Court erred in imposing three-year periods of postrelease supervision for those counts, which are class B drug felonies (see § 70.45 [2] [b]; § 70.70 [2] [a]). We therefore modify the judgment by reducing the period of postrelease supervision imposed on each count to a period of two years (see e.g. People v Norman, 66 AD3d 1473, 1474, lv denied 13 NY3d 940), the maximum period allowed. The sentence as modified is not unduly harsh or severe.

Entered: April 29, 2011

Patricia L. Morgan Clerk of the Court

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