Appeal from a judgment of the Supreme Court (Feldstein, J.), entered May 31, 2011 in Franklin County, which denied petitioner's application for a writ of habeas corpus, in a proceeding pursuant to CPLR article 70, without a hearing.
Calendar Date: January 23, 2012
Before: Peters, J.P., Spain, Stein, Garry and Egan Jr., JJ.
Petitioner is currently serving a prison term of 25 years to life as a result of his conviction of the crimes of murder in the second degree and assault in the second degree. His conviction was affirmed on appeal (People v Burr, 124 AD2d 5 , affd 70 NY2d 354 , cert denied 485 US 989 ). Petitioner commenced this CPLR article 70 proceeding seeking a writ of habeas corpus claiming that his arrest was unlawful. Supreme Court denied the application without a hearing and petitioner appeals.
We affirm. Habeas corpus relief is not an appropriate remedy for asserting claims that were or could have been raised on direct appeal or in a CPL article 440 motion, even if they are jurisdictional in nature (see People ex rel. Lainfiesta v Lape, 83 AD3d 1303, 1303 , lv denied 17 NY3d 708 ; People ex rel. Chapman v LaClair, 64 AD3d 1026, 1026 , lv denied 13 NY3d 712 ). CPL 440.10 (1) (a) specifically authorizes a motion to vacate a judgment upon the ground that the court did not have jurisdiction of the defendant (compare People ex rel. Johnson v Fischer, 69 AD3d 1100, 1101 , lv denied 14 NY3d 707 ). Accordingly, we find no reason to depart from the traditional orderly procedure (see People ex rel. Purdie v LaValley, 86 AD3d 883, 884 ; People ex rel. Cisson v Artus, 78 AD3d 1392, 1393 ).
Peters, J.P., Spain, Stein, Garry and Egan Jr., JJ., concur.
ORDERED that the judgment is affirmed, without costs.
Robert D. Mayberger Clerk of the Court
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