New York Supreme and/or Appellate Courts Appellate Division, First Department
January 10, 2012
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
JULIO FUENTES, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.
Appeal from order, Supreme Court, Bronx County (John P. Collins, J.), entered February 11, 2010, which denied defendant's CPL 440.46 motion for resentencing, unanimously reversed, on the law, and the matter remanded for further proceedings consistent with this decision to include specifying and informing defendant of a proposed sentence.
People v Fuentes
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Decided on January 10, 2012
Tom, J.P., Saxe, Catterson, Moskowitz, Acosta, JJ.
Defendant's release on parole during the pendency of this appeal did not mandate dismissing the appeal as moot (see People v Santiago, 17 NY3d 246 ; see also People v Paulins, 17 NY3d 238 ). Accordingly, we review defendant's arguments on the merits, and find that substantial justice does not dictate denial of resentencing pursuant to the Drug Law Reform Act of 2009. We leave the length of the new sentence to the discretion of Supreme Court. The Decision and Order of this Court entered herein on June 30, 2011 is hereby recalled and vacated (see M-3061 decided simultaneously herewith).
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.
ENTERED: JANUARY 10, 2012
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