New York Supreme and/or Appellate Courts Appellate Division, First Department
March 13, 2012
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
CARLOS CORREA, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.
People v Correa
Decided on March 13, 2012
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Saxe, J.P., Sweeny, Freedman, Manzanet-Daniels, JJ.
Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Carol Berkman, J.), entered on or about May 20, 2005, which adjudicated defendant a level two sex offender pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act (Correction Law art 6-C), unanimously affirmed.
The court properly exercised its discretion when it granted a downward departure to risk level two, but declined to grant a further departure (see People v Mingo, 12 NY3d 563, 568 n 2 ; People v Johnson, 11 NY3d 416, 421 ). After weighing the extreme seriousness of defendant's criminal conduct against the mitigating factors he cites, we conclude that departure to the lowest risk level would not be appropriate.
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.
ENTERED: MARCH 13, 2012
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