New York Supreme and/or Appellate Courts Appellate Division, First Department
March 13, 2012
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
TROY JACKSON, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.
People v Jackson
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Decided on March 13, 2012
Tom, J.P., Saxe, Acosta, DeGrasse, Roman, JJ.
Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Arlene D. Goldberg, J.), entered on or about June 15, 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 when it declined to grant a downward departure to risk level one (see People v Mingo, 12 NY3d 563, 568 n 2 ; People v Johnson, 11 NY3d 416, 421 ). Defendant did not demonstrate any mitigating factors not taken into account by the risk assessment instrument that would warrant a downward departure. Furthermore, the mitigating factors cited by defendant were outweighed by the seriousness of the underlying sex offense, as well as defendant's criminal history.
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.
ENTERED: MARCH 13, 2012
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