New York Supreme and/or Appellate Courts Appellate Division, First Department
January 26, 2012
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK,
People v Montano
Decided on January 26, 2012
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Mazzarelli, J.P., Saxe, Catterson, Acosta, Roman, JJ.
Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Renee A. White, J.), entered on or about July 28, 2009, which adjudicated defendant a level two sex offender pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act (Correction Law art 6-C), unanimously affirmed, without costs.
The court properly exercised its discretion in declining to grant a downward departure from defendant's presumptive risk level (see People v Mingo, 12 NY3d 563, 568 n 2 ; People v Johnson, 11 NY3d 416, 421 ). The mitigating factors asserted by defendant were adequately taken into account by the risk assessment instrument (see e.g. People v Hansford, 67 AD3d 496 ).
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.
ENTERED: JANUARY 26, 2012
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