New York Supreme and/or Appellate Courts Appellate Division, Fourth Department
September 30, 2011
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK,
People v Mccoy
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 September 30, 2011
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
The case is held, the decision is reserved, the motion to relieve counsel of assignment is granted and new counsel is to be assigned. Memorandum: Defendant was convicted upon a guilty plea of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree. Defendant's assigned appellate counsel has moved to be relieved of the assignment pursuant to People v Crawford (71 AD2d 38), on the ground that the appeal is wholly frivolous. We conclude, however, that a non-frivolous issue exists as to whether the forfeiture of defendant's property was improper (see People v Jacobson, 60 AD3d 1326, lv denied 12 NY3d 916; People v Sanders, 289 AD2d 1019). Therefore, we relieve counsel of his assignment and assign new counsel to brief this issue, as well as any other issues that counsel's review of the record may disclose. (Appeal from Judgment of Ontario County Court, Frederick G. Reed, A.J. - Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree).
PRESENT: SCUDDER, P.J., PERADOTTO, CARNI, GORSKI, AND MARTOCHE, JJ.
(Filed Sept. 30, 2011.)
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