SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department
March 23, 2012
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK,
CARMEN C. BURNEY,
Appeal from a judgment of the Cattaraugus County Court (Larry M. Himelein, J.), rendered January 31, 2011.
People v Burney
Appellate Division, Fourth Department
Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.
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Decided on March 23, 2012
PRESENT: SCUDDER, P.J., CENTRA, CARNI, LINDLEY, AND MARTOCHE, JJ.
The judgment convicted defendant, upon her plea of guilty, of attempted assault in the second degree.
It is hereby ORDERED that the judgment so appealed from is unanimously affirmed.
Memorandum: Defendant appeals from a judgment convicting her upon her plea of guilty of attempted assault in the second degree (Penal Law §§ 110.00, 120.05 ). Contrary to defendant's contention, the record shows that she entered a valid waiver of indictment, and freely and voluntarily consented to be prosecuted by way of a superior court information (see CPL 195.10, 195.20; see generally People v Davis, 84 AD3d 1645, 1646, lv denied 17 NY3d 815; People v McKenzie, 51 AD3d 823). Although the contention of defendant that her guilty plea was not knowingly, voluntarily and intelligently entered survives her waiver of the right to appeal, defendant did not move to withdraw the plea or to vacate the judgment of conviction and thus failed to preserve that contention for our review (see People v Russell, 55 AD3d 1314, 1314-1315, lv denied 11 NY3d 930; People v Harrison, 4 AD3d 825, lv denied 2 NY3d 740). Defendant's further contention that she was denied effective assistance of counsel does not survive either the plea of guilty or the waiver by defendant of the right to appeal because she failed to demonstrate that "the plea bargaining process was infected by [the] allegedly ineffective assistance or that defendant entered the plea because of [her] attorney['s] allegedly poor performance" (People v Robinson, 39 AD3d 1266, 1267, lv denied 9 NY3d 869 [internal quotation marks omitted]).
Entered: March 23, 2012 Frances E. Cafarell Clerk of the Court
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